A note of gratitude to Providence Portland Medical Center physicians

Paul Gaden, chief executive, Providence Portland Medical Center

I want to thank every one of you for how well and compassionately you serve our community – the people who come to us for care.

The Leapfrog Group has named Providence Portland Medical Center to its annual list of Top Hospitals for providing the highest level of safe and quality care. This elite distinction is awarded to hospitals nationwide for demonstrating excellence in hospital safety and quality through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is given to less than seven percent of all eligible hospitals. This year, Providence Portland was one of 94 recognized nationally.

This is recognition of the excellent and compassionate care you provide every day to those we serve. This national award is further testament to the commitment we have to our community to give the highest quality and safest care possible to our patients, especially the poor and vulnerable.

Leapfrog’s Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States. 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: how patients fare, resource use and management structures established to prevent errors.