Quality & Safety at Phoenix Children's

Phoenix Children’s 2015 Leapfrog Quality and Safety Performance: Among the Best in the Nation

Leapfrog Group Top Children's Hospital 2012

The 2015 Leapfrog Survey results are in, and for the third time, Phoenix Children’s Hospital has been named a Top Children’s Hospital. Only 12 other children's hospitals in the nation met the Leapfrog Group’s high standards and this elite recognition demonstrates the Hospital’s firm commitment to quality and patient safety.

Phoenix Children’s received the highest possible ratings for:

  • Preventing medication errors
  • Appropriate ICU staffing
  • Steps to avoid harm
  • Managing serious errors

These results demonstrate that Phoenix Children’s Hospital is committed to providing the safest care possible. Processes and systems are designed with patient safety in mind, and a culture has been established that clearly prioritizes patient safety.

A hospital that consistently provides safe, high-quality care

“We’re proud to be awarded this prestigious honor, and count it as a privilege to be able to offer Arizona children consistent, excellent high quality care and patient safety,” said Bob Meyer, President and CEO of Phoenix Children’s Hospital.  

Phoenix Children’s was selected based on the annual Leapfrog Group hospital survey that measures hospital performance on how patients fare, resource use and management structures in place to prevent errors.  More than 1,600 hospitals participated in the survey.

“By achieving Top Hospital status, Phoenix Children’s Hospital has proven it prioritizes the safety of its patients, is committed to transparency and provides exemplary care for families and patients throughout Arizona. I congratulate the board, staff, and clinicians of Phoenix Children’s Hospital whose efforts achieved these results,” said Leah Binder, President & CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

About the Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group logoThe Leapfrog Hospital Survey is the gold standard for comparing hospitals’ performance on the national standards of safety, quality and efficiency that are most relevant to consumers and purchasers of care.

Hospitals that participate in The Leapfrog Hospital Survey achieve hospital-wide improvements that translate into millions of lives and dollars saved. Leapfrog’s purchaser members use Survey results to inform their employees and purchasing strategies.

Additional information

Press release from Leapfrog

How Leapfrog's scoring methodology works (PDF)

Press release from Phoenix Children's Hospital

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