Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Earns Coveted Top Safety Award Second Year in a Row


Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is one of only nine children's hospitals nationwide – and the only one in Illinois -- to be recognized as a “Top Children’s Hospital” for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group, a national consortium of healthcare payers that promotes “leaps” in patient safety.  Leapfrog’s Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States.

“Only three percent of hospitals nationwide achieve this feat which is based on a hospitals’ lower infection rates and ability to prevent medication errors,” said Patrick Magoon, President and CEO of Lurie Children’s.  "I want to acknowledge our staff for their outstanding commitment to safer and higher quality care.”   

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 established to prevent errors. 

In 2016, the Leapfrog list of top hospitals includes:

  • 9 Top Children’s Hospitals
  • 21 Top Rural Hospitals
  • 56 Top General Hospitals
  • 29 Top Teaching Hospitals

The results of the survey are posted on a website open to patients and families, the public and employers and other purchasers of health care. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2016 Top Hospitals, please visit

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care.


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