Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center and Mary Immaculate Hospital Earn National Award for Quality by the Leapfrog Group

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News was named a Top General Hospital and Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk was named a Top Teaching Hospital by independent hospital watchdog organization  The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. 

“Each day our clinical teams work diligently to apply best practices to reduce the potential for error and to improve the overall effectiveness of the treatments we provide,” said Amy Carrier, President of Bon Secours Hampton Roads. “This recognition is a testament to our mission of providing the safest and highest quality care to those we serve.”

Among thousands of hospitals in the country, Bon Secours received their Top Hospital distinctions, 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, Bon Secours has established its commitment to safer and higher quality care. Providing this level of care to patients in Hampton Roads 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.