Two Providence hospitals among the nation's best

January 16, 2014

Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center received “Top Hospital” honors from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that aims to improve safety, quality and affordability in health care.

In all, 90 hospitals were chosen out of 1,324 reviewed nationwide. Providence Portland and Providence St. Vincent were the only two Oregon hospitals to make the list. Leapfrog says the top hospitals meet the highest standards in quality of care and resource use. They also report lower infection rates, higher survival rates for high-risk procedures, decreased length of stay and fewer readmissions.

“Providence Portland and Providence St. Vincent demonstrated exemplary performance across all areas of quality and patient safety on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “If my family or friends needed care, I’d be comfortable sending them to these medical centers.

The selection is based on the results of the Leapfrog Group’s annual survey, which measures performance on patient safety and quality. Leapfrog focuses on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use and management structures in place to prevent errors. The results of the survey are posted online.

Earlier this year, Leapfrog honored Providence facilities across Oregon, giving them more “A” grades for safety than any other health system in the state.