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|For Immediate Release
Sinai Hospital Awarded Elite Distinction as a 2012 Leapfrog Top Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland – Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
was designated one of the Leapfrog Group’s Top Hospitals on the annual list which was released today. Sinai Hospital
was selected this year on the basis of medication safety, intensive care physician staffing, high risk surgery procedures, safe practices and the use of resources. The announcement came at Leapfrog’s annual meeting, focusing on transparency as the key to improved hospital safety, and Top Hospital awards.
“We have been participants in Leapfrog for a number of years now, and were also designated as a Top Hospital in 2008,” said Sinai Hospital
President and Chief Operating Officer Neil M. Meltzer
. “To achieve award status, we needed to demonstrate a high level of adherence to a lengthy list of safe practices outlined by the Leapfrog program. With the standards of Leapfrog constantly changing, I am particularly proud that we have been able to achieve this designation.”
was selected from a group of nearly 1,200 hospitals across the nation. “We are very proud of this distinction as a Top Hospital, and the hard work from all members of the Sinai Hospital
team. It truly takes all of you to prove that the depth and breadth of quality for our patients and families is at a level we can be proud of,” said Meltzer.
The selection is based on the results of the Leapfrog Group’s annual hospital survey, which measures hospitals’ performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use and management structures in place to prevent errors. The results of the survey are posted on a website
open to patients and families, the public, employers, and other purchasers of health care.
is a part of LifeBridge Health, one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in northwest Baltimore. LifeBridge Health also includes Northwest Hospital
, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital
, Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
, and related subsidiaries and affiliates. For more information, visit www.lifebridgehealth.org