ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regions Hospital is one of the nation’s top hospitals, according to a national survey that measures hospitals’ performance in crucial areas of patient safety and quality care. The Leapfrog Group’s annual survey covered 862 urban hospitals nationwide; 52, about six percent, qualified as “Top Hospitals.” Regions was the only Twin Cities hospital on the list of top urban hospitals.
The survey focused on four critical areas of patient safety: the use of computer physician order entry (CPOE) to prevent medication errors; standards for doing high-risk procedures such as heart surgery; protocols and policies to reduce medical errors and other safe practices recommended by the National Quality Forum; and adequate nurse and physician staffing. Hospitals are also measured on their progress in preventing infections and other hospital-acquired conditions and adopting policies on the handling of serious medical errors, among other things.
Regions’ scores in the Quality, Value and Resource Use categories were the highest among Minnesota hospitals that responded to the survey and among the highest in the nation.
The Leapfrog Group is a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage founded a decade ago to work for improvements in health care safety, quality and affordability. The annual survey is the only voluntary effort of its kind. More information, including the list of all the 2011 Top Hospitals, is available at www.leapfroggroup.org.
About Regions Hospital
Regions Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center and teaching hospital serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin for more than 130 years. Regions is a private, non-profit hospital providing outstanding care in women’s health, heart, cancer, surgery, orthopaedics, neuroscience, burn, emergency care and more. Regions is part of the HealthPartners family of care. Additional information is available at regionshospital.com.
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