Leapfrog Group names Wolfson Children's Hospital as one of 13 Top Children's Hospitals in the nation
By: Wolfson Children's
Michael D. Aubin, Wolfson Children's Hospital president, said, "The clinical team at Wolfson Children's Hospital is honored to have earned this patient safety and quality award from The Leapfrog Group. We don't seek quality awards and rankings for the recognition. We do it to make our care the safest and with the best outcomes. That's what the children and families we serve demand and deserve."
He added, "Thanks to our strong partnerships with Nemours Children's Specialty Care and the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, we are able to provide some of the best pediatric care in the nation."
"Wolfson Children's Hospital certainly merits this amazing distinction by Leapfrog of being among the top 13 children's hospital in the country. The hospital has actively fostered efforts by our faculty and pediatric residents to improve the safety and quality of patient care, which then directly impacts the patient and family experience and results in better objective outcomes and overall value. We have partnered with Wolfson to broaden the depth of our faculty in quality improvement activities and to inculcate in our residents and fellows a zest to dig in and make a difference,"
"What a well-deserved recognition!
Among thousands of hospitals in the country, Wolfson Children's Hospital received a Top Hospital distinction, recognized nationally among 13 Top Children's Hospitals.
Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, perinatal care, and the hospital's capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year's Top Hospital Methodology.
"Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital is an incredible feat achieved by less than six percent of eligible hospitals nationwide,"
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey and achieve highest performance in its category. The selection of Top Hospitals 2018 is based on surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2018 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/
Wolfson Children's Hospital is committed to providing safe, quality health care to children. In addition to being named as a 2018 Leapfrog Group Top Hospital, Wolfson Children's is a three-time Magnet® designated hospital, a designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center that recognized excellence in patient care, and is named among the 2018-19 U.S News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals.
Services provided at Wolfson Children's Hospital are provided primarily by pediatric physician specialists with Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville, Univeristy of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville and Emergency Resources Group.