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Three PA Hospitals Earn Leapfrog's 2016 Top Hospital Award - 12/06/16


Bethlehem, PA, (December 6, 2016) – Three Pennsylvania hospitals were named to The Leapfrog Group’s annual list of Top Hospitals which honors the highest performing hospitals on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.  Doylestown Hospital (Doylestown, PA), Grand View Health (Sellersville, PA), and PinnacleHealth West Shore Hospital (Mechanicsburg, PA) received this coveted award for 2016.  Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States, the award recognizes hospitals who are committed to Leapfrog’s vision of providing the safest, highest quality health care for consumers and purchasers alike.  The winning facilities were officially recognized at Leapfrog’s Annual Meeting on December 6, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

To read the entire news release about the 2016 Top Hospital Awards, click here

To see the full list of institutions honored as a 2016 Top Hospital, please visit

To read a LVB
 article about 2016 Top Hospital Awards in PA, click here


LVBCH Announces the Release of Fall 2016 Hospital Safety Grades - 10/31/16

Bethlehem, PA (October 31, 2016) – The Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare (LVBCH) announced today the release of the Fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, published by national nonprofit watchdog The Leapfrog Group.  Assigning A, B, C, D, and F letter grades, the Safety Grade provides the most complete picture of avoidable hospital errors, accidents and infections that kill or harm hundreds of thousands of patients every year.  Over 2,600 general acute-care hospitals received a grade this fall.

In Pennsylvania, grades were assigned to 131 hospitals with 32 (24%) receiving an “A”, the highest letter grade, showcasing a dedication to safe care.  Only one PA hospital – St. Clair Hospital located in Pittsburgh -- has received “Straight As” since 2013.

“By working collaboratively with our community hospitals, we can help improve the care that every patient in Pennsylvania receives,” said Tom Croyle, LVBCH President.  “We acknowledge the front-line caregivers, the hospital leadership, the patient advocates, and all those who are helping us reduce patient harm.  We especially congratulate our “A” hospitals for setting an example for Pennsylvania and encourage all hospitals to continue making patient safety a top priority.”

To read the entire news release about the Fall 2016 Hospital Safety Grades and see the complete list of the 32 hospitals in PA that were graded an 'A' in this latest update, click here.

To read a story in LVB about the Fall 2016 Hospital Safety Grades, click here.

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2016 Hospital Survey Results Available Online

Choosing a hospital doesn't have to be a daunting task—as long as you have the right tools. The Leapfrog Hospital Survey results can tell you a lot about a hospital, and if it provides safe, high-quality care.  Nearly half of all U.S. hospitals voluntarily provide data to our annual survey, and we put the data at your fingertips. Whether you want to know about a hospital's C-section rate, safety protocols, or how frequently patients have to be readmitted, you'll find it all here. Look for hospitals with four green bars on the issues that matter to you. These hospitals have fully met the most rigorous standards set by our volunteer health care safety and quality experts.

LVBCH and the Leapfrog Group thank the hospitals that have chosen to demonstrate their commitment to transparency and continuous improvement through their participation in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.  Visit to view survey results for participating hospitals. Results will be updated monthly through the end of 2016.  



Reports on Hospital Performance Issued in 2016 

To present data on aggregate hospital performance on the Annual Hospital Survey, Leapfrog has partnered with Castlight Health, an industry leader in providing tools to aid consumers in their health care decision-making. In 2016, Leapfrog and Castlight Health have issues five reports on the following topics:

To get more information about reports on hospital performance as well as news releases, click here.