Texas Children's Hospital West Campus recognized as Top Children's Hospital by The Leapfrog Group

HOUSTON - (Dec. 2, 2014) - Texas Children's Hospital West Campus has been recognized as a Top Children's Hospital by the Leapfrog Group for the second consecutive year. The Leapfrog Group is an organization that provides the only national, public comparison of hospitals across safety, quality and efficiency dimensions. Texas Children's Hospital West Campus is honored among an elite group of only nine children's hospitals selected out of more than 1,400 rural, urban and children's hospitals surveyed, and the only children's hospital in Houston to be recognized with this prestigious distinction. For more information about Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, visit texaschildrens.org/westcampus.

"We are honored to again be recognized as a top performing children's hospital," said Michelle Riley-Brown, president of Texas Children's Hospital West Campus. "Our physicians, nurses and employees continuously strive to provide high quality care for our patients and families while keeping their safety our top priority."

This year's list includes 60 Top Rural Hospitals, 25 Top Urban Hospitals and nine Top Children's Hospitals. To be selected as a Top Hospital, organizations must meet or exceed Leapfrog criteria in three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use and management structures in place to prevent errors.

The Leapfrog Group was founded to work for improvements in health care safety, quality and affordability. The annual survey is the only voluntary effort of its kind. The Top Hospitals will be honored at Leapfrog's Annual Meeting on Dec. 2 in Arlington, Virginia, which gathers key decision-makers from Leapfrog's network of purchaser members, industry partners, health care stakeholders and national collaborators. For more information, or to see a complete list of The Leapfrog Group's 2014 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/ratings-reports/top-hospitals.

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 Center 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, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country 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.