Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital Earns Top Hospital Award for 3rd Year in a Row
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital was named a Top Teaching Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group for the third year in a row. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is awarded by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality. The Top Hospital Award comes following the hospital’s 15th consecutive “A” Safety Grade, also from The Leapfrog Group.
2,100 hospitals in the U.S. were considered for the award. Of those, 118 hospitals were selected as Top Hospitals. Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital is the only hospital in Massachusetts to ever earn three Top Hospital Awards in a row.
Performance across many areas of hospital care 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. To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers in the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest known standards for quality and patient safety, and achieve top performance in its category
“We are pleased to recognize Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital as a 2019 Leapfrog Top Hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and to the greater Brockton and surrounding community. We congratulate the board, staff and clinicians whose efforts made this honor possible and know they share pride in this achievement.”
“The staff at Signature Healthcare work as a team every hour of every day to earn the trust of our patients and their families as we fulfill our mission of providing exceptional compassionate care to our community,” said Kim Hollon, President and CEO of Signature Healthcare. “It is wonderful to see their attention to detail and great work recognized by a respected national organization dedicated to improving safety and quality in America’s health system. “
About Signature Healthcare:
Signature Healthcare is multi-specialty, not for profit hospital and physician group comprised of Brockton Hospital and Signature Medical Group, which is made up of more than 150 physicians practicing in 17 ambulatory locations. Signature Medical Group acts as a patient’s medical home, working with them to coordinate all their healthcare needs, as well as provide access to evidence based
patient care and education and self-management support. We are one of the only not-for-profit community based healthcare delivery systems in Southeastern MA providing the full range of high quality primary care, specialty care, hospital care and related ancillary services on a coordinated basis delivered at a low cost. We are an affiliate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at BIDMC and the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. Signature Healthcare is continuously recognized for the quality care patients experience when visiting with our doctors and nurses. Some of our most recent awards include being named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, receiving a national hospital safety score “A” rating as well as a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, being noted as a Top Hospital by US News & World Report, as well as winning a Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Breast Centers as well as Top 100 Healthiest Workplaces in America. Visit: MySignatureCare.org.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information, they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative; assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.