Northern Nevada Medical Center Earns 2020 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Northern Nevada Medical Center Earns 2020 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

Leapfrog Top General HospitalHighlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Northern Nevada Medical Center (NNMC) was named a Top General Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers widely acknowledged as the toughest standard-setters for healthcare safety and quality. 

"We are proud to have again earned national recognition as one of the safest hospitals in our community," said Helen Lidholm, Chief Executive Officer at Northern Nevada Medical Center. "Our team is dedicated to providing quality care and ensuring all patients feel safe when coming to our facility."

Over 2,200 hospitals were considered for the award. Among those, NNMC received a Top General distinction. A total of 105 hospitals were selected as Top Hospitals, including:

  • 9 Top Children’s Hospitals
  • 29 Top General Hospitals
  • 19 Top Rural Hospitals
  • 48 Top Teaching Hospitals

The quality of patient care across many areas of hospital performance is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.

"Being recognized as a Top Hospital is an extraordinary feat and we are honored to recognize NNMC this year," said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "Despite the extraordinary pressure and strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, NNMC has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to patients and to the northern Nevada community. We congratulate the board, staff and clinicians whose efforts made this honor possible."

To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety, and achieve top performance in its category.

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 healthcare. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.