Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton Earns 2023 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety
BID Milton is One of Just Two Hospitals in the State to Earn This Honor
Milton, Mass. – Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton (BID Milton) was named a Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group in recognition of its achievements in patient safety and quality. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers that set standards for health care safety and quality.
“At BID Milton, we pride ourselves in delivering exceptional care while simultaneously ensuring that our patients have a safe experience,” said Rich Fernandez, President of BID Milton. “Earning the Top General Hospital recognition speaks to the dedication to these goals shared by our whole team. We are proud to accept this award in addition to our ‘A’ Grade, for which we thank the Leapfrog Group.”
More than 2,100 hospitals were considered for the award. Among those, BID Milton received a Top General distinction. A total of 132 Top Hospitals were selected, including:
- 8 Top Children’s
- 35 Top General
- 15 Top Rural
- 74 Top Teaching
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. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
“Protecting patients from preventable harm is the cornerstone of The Leapfrog Group’s mission,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “[Hospital name] has demonstrated that patient safety is their top priority, and we’re truly pleased to recognize them as a Top Hospital this year. Congratulations to hospital staff at all levels who made this national recognition possible.”
To qualify for the distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety and achieve top performance in their category. See the full list of institutions honored as 2023 Top Hospitals.
About Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Milton
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Milton (BID Milton) is a member of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals. More than 4,000 physicians and 38,000 employees share in a mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.