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Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital earns national award for quality for third consecutive year

Mary Bridge Children’s is one of only nine children’s hospitals in the nation this year to earn ‘Top Children’s Hospital’ status from The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital rating organization.

By MultiCare Health System

Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital is one of only nine children’s hospitals in the nation awarded ‘Top Children’s Hospital’ status today by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital rating organization. This is the third consecutive year that Mary Bridge Children’s received this honor.

The Top Children’s Hospital award for 2020 is tied to achievements in patient safety and quality and is widely acknowledged as one of the great honors American hospitals can receive.

“To be among the ranks for the best children’s hospitals in the nation is a testament to the hard work and dedication of every Mary Bridge Children’s provider, staff member and support team member,” said Jeff Poltawsky, president and market leader of Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network. “This award honors our team’s tireless efforts to keep patients safe and provide the highest quality care to the children of this community.”

Over 2,200 hospitals were considered for the 2020 award, with a total of 105 hospitals were selected as Top Hospitals.
The quality of patient care across many areas of hospital performance is considered in establishing the qualifications for the Top Hospital award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The Leapfrog Group’s 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 Mary Bridge Children’s this year,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Despite the extraordinary pressure and strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mary Bridge Children’s has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to patients and to the 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 annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest known standards for quality and patient safety and achieve top performance in its category. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2020 Top Hospitals, visit The Leapfrog Group's Top Hospitals site.