Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus again recognized as a top children’s hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group

HOUSTON – Dec. 17, 2019 – Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is proud to again be recognized as a Leapfrog 2019 Top Children’s Hospital. This elite distinction demonstrates the hospital’s outstanding accomplishments in safety, patient care and commitment to serving the community. This is the sixth time Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus earned this prestigious award. To learn more about Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, visit texaschildrens.org/westcampus.

Recognized as one of 10 Top Children’s Hospitals, Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus received the award alongside more than 100 other nationwide hospitals in four categories, including general, rural, teaching and children’s hospitals.

“To again be recognized as a Leapfrog Top Children’s Hospital is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our clinical and administrative teams, delivering the highest standards of quality and care for our patients,” Ivett Shah, senior vice president at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, said. “This is one of the most competitive and exclusive honors a hospital can achieve and I am so proud the Leapfrog Group recognized our work; we will continue to provide exemplary care to our community."

Being designated as a Leapfrog Top Hospital is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is consistently recognized for exceeding the toughest standards for patient safety and quality.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent hospital watchdog organization and provides the only national, public comparison of hospitals across safety, quality and efficiency dimensions. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors.

To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey and achieve the highest performance in its category. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2019 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Tower for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. The organization also created Texas Children’s Health Plan, the nation’s first HMO for children; has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country, Texas Children’s Pediatrics; Texas Children’s Urgent Care clinics that specialize in after-hours care tailored specifically for children; and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.