- In recognition of its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Saint Anne's Hospital has been named one of 44 Top General Hospitals in the United States by The Leapfrog Group.
For the third time, both hospitals in the Metroplex Health System, Metroplex Adventist Hospital in Killeen and Rollins Brook Community Hospital in Lampasas, were nationally recognized for achievements in patient safety and quality.
"It is a tremendous honor for our hospital to once again receive the distinction as a Leapfrog Top Hospital", said Luke Gregory, Chief Executive Officer for Children's Hospital. "Our team's collective expertise, compassion and "can do" attitude have not only helped us to achieve this distinction, but especially, helped us to continue to make a difference in the lives of our patients and families".
Must satisfy the Top Hospital Selection Committee that in general the hospital embodies the highest standards of excellence worthy of the Leapfrog Top Hospital designation. "To be recognized nationally as a Top General Hospital at Metroplex and a Top Rural Hospital at Rollins Brook is truly an honor".
Many areas of hospital care are considered when establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and the hospital's capacity to prevent medication errors.
"We are proud to recognize Children's National Health System as a 2017 Leapfrog Top Hospital". To be a recipient of these awards demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and the local community.
The selection of Leapfrog's Top Hospitals is based on the results of the 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, completed by almost 1,900 hospitals annually. The selection of Top Hospitals 2017 is based on surveys from almost 1,900 hospitals.
Founded by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation in 1906, Saint Anne's Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts, is a full-service, acute care Catholic hospital with 185 beds and satellite locations in Attleboro, Swansea, Dartmouth, New Bedford, and Stoughton, Massachusetts.