Monthly Newsletter
May 2015
SurveyLeapfrog CEO Named Among Top Women in Health Care
Leapfrog President & CEO secures a spot on Modern Healthcare list 


For the second time, President and CEO Leah Binder achieved a spot on Modern Healthcare's prestigious list of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare.  


"It's quite an honor to be cited among these inspirational women. I have great optimism for the future knowing these leaders are paving the way for the next generation of women in health care."  


Leah is also on the ballot for Modern Healthcare's 100 Most Influential People in Health Care, along with many other friends and colleagues. Here's how you can vote.

SurveyHospital Safety Score Now Posting Past Grades Too
Enhanced data shows more than ever before 


On April 29, Leapfrog released its latest round of Hospital Safety Scores for over 2,500 hospitals in this country. For the first time, we have revealed grades back to 2012 so consumers can easily keep tabs on their local hospital. Does it have Straight A's? Has it improved over time? Find out now!


Our easy-to-use letter grade scoring system allows consumers to quickly assess the safety of their local hospital, and choose the safest hospital to seek care.   
Thousands have already checked their Hospital Safety Score. Have you?


(And for our friends to the North, could a Hospital Safety Score be possible in Canada?) 

Archival reports now available for the Hospital Safety Score


With the latest release of Hospital Safety Scores, consumers and health care professionals can now see a hospital's track record on safety. To learn more about these past grades, hospitals can now purchase archival reports for all previous grades.

These archival reports show exactly how a hospital performed on each individual measure, along with the measure weight and the national mean. It's a great way to target areas for improvement. So get started, and order online today! 
Leapfrog releases its Nursing Workforce Safe Practices Report


Last week, The Leapfrog Group  released its Nursing Workforce report, investigating whether hospitals are following safe practice guidelines that enable nursing staff and leadership to provide adequate and safe care. 


To positively impact patient safety and quality, nurses need to have a strong voice at every level of patient care and in hospital leadership. Although the numbers are improving, two in five hospitals are still not meeting our standard. Read our special report, in partnership with Castlight Health, to learn more.

Download the report now.
Recordings and Slides now Available  


To assist hospitals in completing the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, we hosted two free, educational Town Hall calls. These calls discussed the Survey and its measures in great detail, and we are happy to offer hospitals the slides and recording.  


Download the Town Hall Call materials today!


Additional questions about the Survey should be sent directly to the HelpDesk. More information about key Survey information can be found here.

Recent events, articles, and publications from and about The Leapfrog Group


It may be our 15th Anniversary year, but we're not looking to the past--we're looking forward! Read Leapfrog's perspectives on what the future of health care will look like.


"Successful hospitals will need to retool to meet the new, patient-focused reality, and win in the marketplace. But we can't do it with pillow mints alone."   

Hospitals Strive For Hotel-Quality Service  


"Patients are turning into a market, and that market will demand health systems move into the 21st century. One sign of that shift will be found on hospital websites."  

What Hospital Websites of the Future Will Look Like  


In a chapter of a new book by the Manhattan Institute, Leah Binder details the "frightening scarcity of publicly available information on provider safety."  


And be sure to add these intriguing pieces to your reading list:   

SurveyThe Institute for HealthCare Consumerism  
Free registration for the Sixth Annual IHC Forum & Expo 


June 23-25: Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, GA  

Join us at the sixth annual IHC FORUM & Expo for cost-saving, empowering tools, top-quality solutions and a clear understanding of the changing landscape in health and benefits. 


There will be a Leapfrog panel on transparency featuring Michelle Martin from CBS, Frank Johnson from Maine Health Management Coalition, and Leah Binder. As a benefit of our partnership with IHC, Leapfrog would like to extend a complimentary registration FREE of charge. Use promo code LEAPFROGVIP to secure your free registration today!   

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Hospital Safety Score, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. 


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