Among the nation’s finest in patient safety – Inland Valley Medical Center and Rancho Springs Medical Center are two of only 35 hospitals nationwide to earn this prestigious award
Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar and Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta, campuses of Southwest Healthcare System, were named Top General Hospitals by The Leapfrog Group for the first time. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is awarded by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization.
“The last several years Southwest Healthcare System has earned more awards than any other time in the history of the organization," stated Brad Neet, CEO of Southwest Healthcare. "This honor of receiving the Top Hospital Award is one of the pinnacles of our achievements. It takes the entire hospital staff to make this happen and I want to congratulate each and every team member that contributed to this success."
Among thousands of hospitals in the country, Southwest Healthcare System received a Top General distinction, recognized nationally alongside:
- 13 Top Children’s Hospitals
- 35 Top General Hospitals
- 17 Top Rural Hospitals
- 53 Top Teaching Hospitals
Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
“Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital is an incredible feat achieved by less than six percent of eligible hospitals nationwide,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “With this honor, Southwest Healthcare System has established its commitment to safer and higher quality care. Providing this level of care to patients in Southwest Riverside County requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible.”
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey and achieve highest performance in its category. The selection of Top Hospitals 2018 is based on surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2018 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.