Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Earns 2021 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center entrance

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center 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.

Top Hospital LogoThe Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers recognized as the toughest standard-setters for healthcare safety and quality.

Over 2,200 hospitals were considered for the award. Among those, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center received a Top General Hospital distinction. A total of 149 hospitals nationwide were selected as Top Hospitals, including:

  • 8 Top Children’s
  • 46 Top General
  • 23 Top Rural
  • 72 Top Teaching

Andy Guz, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center CEO, said, “We are exceptionally proud to be one of 149 hospitals nationwide to have received this recognition. It is a testament to the dedication our physicians, leadership and staff have shown to providing a safe, quality experience for our patients.”

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

“We are pleased to recognize Lakewood Ranch Medical Center as a Top Hospital this year,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Even with the continued strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to excellent healthcare in the Lakewood Ranch community. We congratulate the board, leadership, staff and clinicians who put their patients first.”