Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus named a top children’s hospital in the nation by The Leapfrog Group

HOUSTON – Dec. 4, 2018 – Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is proud to receive the prestigious Leapfrog 2018 Top Children’s Hospital award by The Leapfrog Group. This distinction recognizes outstanding accomplishments in areas such as safety, patient care and commitment to serving the community. This is the fifth time Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus earned this elite award.

Being designated as a Leapfrog Top Hospital is one of the most competitive and exclusive honors an American hospital can receive. Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus was recognized for meeting and exceeding the toughest standards for patient safety and quality.

“We are honored to receive the Leapfrog 2018 Top Children’s Hospital award again this year,” said Ivett Shah, vice president of Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. “This award recognizes our team of physicians, nurses and employees who work tirelessly to provide the highest-quality of care, in the safest environment, for our patients. We are proud to have our work recognized by the Leapfrog Group and we will continue to provide exemplary care for our community."

The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization, 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.

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus was recognized as a Top Children’s Hospital, one of 13 children’s hospitals honored, and received the award alongside 100 other nationwide hospitals in four categories, including general, rural, teaching and children’s.

To see the full list of institutions honored as 2018 top hospitals, visit http://www.leapfroggroup.org/ratings-reports/top-hospitals.

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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.

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