The Leapfrog Group names Wolfson Children’s Hospital top children’s hospital in the nation

The Leapfrog Group names Wolfson Children’s Hospital top children’s hospital in the nation
Wolfson Children’s Hospital

The Leapfrog Group has named Wolfson Children’s Hospital as one of eight Top Children’s Hospitals in recognition of its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality. The Leapfrog Group is a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers recognized as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality.

“We are honored to once again receive this prestigious distinction and be named one of Leapfrog’s Top Children’s Hospitals,” said Michael D. Aubin, FACHE, president of Wolfson Children’s Hospital. “Our physicians, nurses and employees continuously strive to provide the best experience and outcomes for every patient and family who walks through our doors.”

Aubin added, “Thanks to our strong partnerships with Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville, and the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine – Jacksonville, patients and families can have confidence in the care they receive at Wolfson Children’s.”

“The Leapfrog Group is a national leader in driving quality health care, and it is an honor to be recognized for our commitment to patient safety,” said Mark Hudak, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics for the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville.

“Being recognized as a Top Hospital is an extraordinary feat as it shows the positive impact our team has made on children’s health,” said Gary Josephson, MD, chief medical officer of Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville.

The Leapfrog Group considered more than 2,200 hospitals for the Top Hospital awards. Among those, Wolfson Children’s Hospital received a Top Children’s Hospital distinction. The quality of patient care across many areas of hospital performance is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors.

“We are pleased to recognize Wolfson Children’s as a Top Hospital this year,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Even with the continued strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wolfson Children’s has demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to excellent health care in the Jacksonville community.”

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