Eisenhower Medical Center Earns 2017 Top Hospital Distinctionfrom The Leapfrog Group

Eisenhower Medical Center Earns 2017 Top Hospital Distinction  from The Leapfrog Group
Only Coachella Valley Hospital to Make Prestigious List

Rancho Mirage, CA (December 7, 2017) Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Eisenhower Medical Center was named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for the second consecutive year. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is awarded by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization.  

"I am incredibly proud of the entire Eisenhower Medical Center team of physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers for their hard work and dedication to providing the very best in safe patient care,” says G. Aubrey Serfling, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eisenhower Medical Center. “To be recognized nationally as a top teaching hospital by The Leapfrog Group is truly an honor, and a testament to the excellent patient care our team provides each and every day."

Among thousands of hospitals in the country, Eisenhower Medical Center received a Top Teaching Hospital distinction, recognized nationally alongside:

  • 10 Top Children's Hospitals 
  • 44 Top General Hospitals
  • 18 Top Rural Hospitals
  • 37 Top Teaching Hospitals

Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and the hospital's capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year's Top Hospital Methodology. 

"We are proud to recognize Eisenhower Medical Center as a 2017 Leapfrog Top Hospital. This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and the local community. The entire staff and board deserve praise for putting quality first and achieving results," says Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog.

To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The selection of Top Hospitals 2017 is based on surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2017 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.