Has the hospital implemented safety practices and policies endorsed by the National Quality Forum?
Why this is important: Parents should choose a hospital with a high Leapfrog Safe Practices score. This means hospitals have implemented procedures that address a variety of hospital quality and safety areas. Each practice contains the following elements, awareness, accountability, ability, and action, with specific requirements that must be met in each section. Through the consistent implementation of these evidence-based practices, we are dedicated to ensuring our patients’ safety.
Result: “Fully Meets Standards”