Boston Medical Center
Boston Medical Center (BMC)is a 496-bed academic medical center located in Boston’s historic South End. The hospital is the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine. BMC provides a full range of pediatric and adult care services, from primary to family medicine to advanced specialty care. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all. Recently, BMC was awarded Elite Distinction and selected as a Top Hospital out of nearly 1200 hospitals participating in The Leapfrog Group’s annual survey as a 2012 Leapfrog Top Hospital. Other hospitals reaching this achievement include academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, children’s hospitals, and community hospitals in rural, suburban and urban settings.The selection is based on the results of the Leapfrog Group’s annual hospital survey, which measures hospitals’ performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use, and management structures in place to prevent errors.The results of the survey are posted on a website (http://www.leapfroggroup.org/cp) open to patients and families, the public, employers and other purchasers of healthcare.
“Boston Medical Center is pleased to be recognized as a patient safety leader,” said BMC President and CEO Kate Walsh. “This national distinction for excellence underscores our commitment to the delivery of high-quality care in a safe environment for our patients. I am so proud of the work we have done, and continue to do, to provide exceptional care, without exception to our patients and their families.”
“The Leapfrog Top Hospital distinction is by far the most competitive award a hospital can receive. Leapfrog holds hospitals to the highest standards on behalf of our purchaser members and their employees. By achieving the Top Hospital accolade, Boston Medical Center has demonstrated exemplary performance across all areas of quality and patient safety that are analyzed on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. This hospital stands out as one consistently providing safe, high quality care, and I would be comfortable sending my family to Boston Medical Center for care,” said Leah Binder, President & CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
About The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org) is a national organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders, and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.