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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt named a Leapfrog Top Hospital

Dec. 6, 2022, 12:51 PM


by Christina Echegaray

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital for 2022, earning the designation among a select group of children hospitals across the nation.

Monroe Carell is one of only 12 children’s hospitals in the nation and the only one in Tennessee to receive a spot on the Top Hospital list this year.

Founded in 2000, The Leapfrog Group is a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage that works to encourage health care safety, quality and affordability. Leapfrog members provide health benefits to more than 37 million Americans who live in all 50 states.

This is the sixth time that Monroe Carell has made the Top Children’s Hospitals list. Leapfrog has published these unranked lists since 2006.

“I want to congratulate our Monroe Carell teams for this incredible accomplishment, which serves as a direct reflection of their commitment to quality and patient safety,” said Meg Rush MD, MMHC, President of Monroe Carell. “Quality and safety are true cornerstones of the comprehensive and compassionate care we provide to children daily. I am grateful for everyone’s role and dedication to achieve this recognition. You are all safety superheroes!”

This recognition for Monroe Carell is yet another major performance-based distinction the pediatric facility has earned this year. In June, Monroe Carell achieved 10 out of 10 nationally ranked pediatric specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Children’s Hospitals survey.

“This award, importantly, looks at hospital performance across all measures. I am very proud of everyone with the Monroe Carell team for achieving this distinction. It should provide added reassurance for parents that children in our care are receiving your very best every day. My congratulations on this honor,” said C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Health System Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The breakdown of this year’s list of 115 Top Hospitals is 12 Top Children’s Hospitals; 32 Top General Hospitals; 13 Top Rural Hospitals; and 58 Top Teaching Hospitals.

Children’s hospitals, as well as general, rural and teaching hospitals, selected as a 2022 Leapfrog Top Hospital must meet rigorous standards — the nation’s toughest standards for safety and quality — as defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.

The selection of Leapfrog’s Top Hospitals is based on the results of the 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, completed by nearly 2,200 hospitals annually. Performance measures across many areas of hospital care that impact quality, safety and value are considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors.

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