At Cincinnati Children’s, safety is our No. 1 priority. We aim to identify, evaluate, reduce, respond to and prevent harm related to medical care in all areas of the organization.

In the 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, Cincinnati Children’s received the highest possible ratings for:

  • Doctors order medications through a computer
  • Safe medication administration
  • Appropriate use of antibiotics in hospitals
  • Specially trained doctors care for ICU patients
  • Taking steps to avoid harm
  • Managing serious events

The survey rates hospitals on a broad range of quality and safety measures − known as “leaps” − using the following scoring system:

  • Fully Meets Standards
  • Substantial Progress
  • Some Progress
  • Willing to Report