BDCH is still the first and only rural community hospital in Wisconsin to receive this distinguished award, which was announced at Leapfrog’s Annual Meeting and Top Hospital Awards on December 6, in Washington, D.C.
“Through the Blue Zones Project®, BDCH has made a commitment to our region to help improve our overall health and wellness,” said Kim Miller, FACHE, BDCH President and CEO. “With a laser focus, we have also been working on continually improving the level of quality and patient safety for those who have entrusted us with their care. Earning this honor for the third consecutive year is a reflection of the talent and dedication shown by the BDCH Medical Staff physicians and advanced practitioners, our employees, volunteers, BDCH Leadership and our partners in the region.”
BDCH was one of 115 Top Hospitals recognized nationally by The Leapfrog Group, including:
· 21 Top Rural Hospitals
· 56 Top General Hospitals
· 29 Top Teaching Hospitals
· 9 Top Children’s Hospitals
The selection of Top Hospitals is based on the results of the 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors.
Thanks to the commitment to these critical areas, BDCH is also one of only 113 hospitals nationwide to earn ‘A’ grades for patient safety four consecutive years by The Leapfrog Group.
“Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital is an incredible feat achieved by less than three percent of hospitals nationwide,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “With this honor, Beaver Dam Community Hospital has established its commitment to safer and higher quality care. Providing this level of care to patients in the Dodge County region requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible.”