Eisenhower Health Named as One of the Nation's Top Teaching Hospitals for Quality and Safety

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Eisenhower Health was named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Leapfrog Group is a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers known as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality. 

“Leapfrog’s recognition of Eisenhower Health as a Top Teaching Hospital is a testament to the dedication of our highly skilled physicians, residents, nurses and staff and their commitment to safety and quality,” says Alan Williamson, MD, Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, and Designated Institutional Official. “Eisenhower Health’s respected reputation continues to attract top physicians to our teaching faculty. And, our resident physicians are an important part of the organization’s collaborative approach to achieving the safest and highest quality care our patients have come to expect from us.”

More than 2,100 hospitals were considered for the award. Among those, Eisenhower Health received a Top Teaching Hospital distinction. A total of 132 Top Hospitals were selected, including:

•  8 Top Children’s
•  35 Top General
•  15 Top Rural
•  74 Top Teaching

The quality of patient care across many areas of hospital performance 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.

“Protecting patients from preventable harm is the cornerstone of The Leapfrog Group’s mission,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Eisenhower Health has demonstrated that patient safety is their top priority, and we’re truly pleased to recognize them as a Top Hospital this year. Congratulations to hospital staff at all levels who made this national recognition possible.”

To qualify for the distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety and achieve top performance in their category. 

This year, Eisenhower Health also earned five stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and U.S. News & World Report ranked Eisenhower Health as the number one hospital in the Inland Empire.