HPCI News: Record Participation in Leapfrog Hospital Survey Nationally and in Iowa

To: Members and Selected Others

A record number of U.S. hospitals participated in the 2016 Leapfrog survey with over 1,850 hospitals taking part. Seven (7) Iowa hospitals participated: 1) Allen Hospital, Waterloo; 2) Grinnell Regional Medical Center; 3) Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines; 4) Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines; 5) Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines; 6) Mercy Medical Center – West Lakes, West Des Moines; 7) Methodist – West Hospital, West Des Moines. Thanks to these hospitals for making patient safety and transparency a top priority.

Also, Iowa consumers and patients have hospital quality and patient safety information available to them through Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. These publically available grades are available for thirty-two (32) Iowa hospitals at this time. They are the larger hospitals that represent over 80% of total hospitals expenses in Iowa.

See more news from The Leapfrog Group here.

Paul M. Pietzsch, MPH
HPCI - IHBA Office
4430 Ashley Park Drive
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
(515) 778-6300

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