HCA Virginia December 04, 2015

Richmond, Va. (Dec. 2, 2015) — HCA Virginia’s Johnston-Willis Hospital, and John Randolph Medical Center have been named to the annual list of Top Hospitals by The Leapfrog Group.

The recognition showcases the hospitals’ commitment to Leapfrog’s vision of providing the safest, highest quality health care for consumers and purchasers alike.

“Johnston-Willis Hospital and John Randolph Medical Center have continued to deliver outstanding patient care for the communities in which they serve,” said Ann Latstetter, chief nursing officer, HCA Capital Division. “This significant distinction by The Leapfrog Group is a reflection of the excellence and commitment to quality they strive to achieve each and every day.”

Johnston-Willis and John Randolph were among 62 Top Urban Hospitals recognized and selected from hospitals participating in The Leapfrog Group’s annual survey.

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 including how patients fare, resource use and management structures established to prevent errors.

Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including survival rates for high-risk procedures and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors.

“Leapfrog’s Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Top Hospitals have lower infection rates, better outcomes, decreased length of stay and fewer readmissions.

By achieving Top Hospital status, Johnston-Willis Hospital and John Randolph Medical Center have proven they prioritize the safety of their patients, are committed to transparency and provide exemplary care for families and patients. I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians of whose efforts achieved these results.”

The Top Hospital award is given to urban, rural and children's hospitals that publicly report their performance through the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey and meet the high standards defined in each year's Top Hospitals Methodology. To see the full list of institutions honored as a 2015 Top Hospital, visit leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.

The Top Hospital Award also comes on the heels of their recent achievement of earning an “A” grade in the fall 2015 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. Additional HCA Virginia Hospitals earning this distinction in fall 2015 include Henrico Doctors’, Parham Doctors’ and Retreat Doctors’ Hospitals

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement in the quality and safety of American health care. For more information, visit leapfroggroup.org.