Good Samaritan Medical Center Earns 2021 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety
Brockton, MA – Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Good Samaritan Medical Center was named a Top Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group.
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 recognized as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality.
Over 2,200 hospitals were considered for the award. Among those, Good Samaritan Medical Center received a Top General Hospital distinction. A total of 149 top hospitals nationwide were selected as Top Hospitals, including: 8 Top Children’s Hospitals, 46 Top General Hospitals, 23 Top Rural Hospitals and 72 Top Teaching Hospitals.
The quality of patient care across many areas of hospital performance is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication and other errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
“We are pleased to recognize Good Samaritan Medical Center as a Top Hospital this year,” said Leah Binder, president, and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Even with the continued strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, Good Samaritan Medical Center has demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to excellent health care in the greater Brockton community. We congratulate the board, leadership, staff and clinicians who put their patients first.”
To qualify for the Top Hospitals 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. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2021 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.