2017 Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital Award underscores Inspira Health Network’s commitment to patient safety and quality care
VINELAND, NJ (December 7, 2017) – Inspira Medical Center Vineland, part of the Inspira Health Network, has been recognized by The Leapfrog Group as a Top Teaching Hospital. Widely recognized as one of the most competitive hospital distinctions in the U.S., this honor further validates Inspira’s excellence in patient safety, quality and overall experience.
Only 36 hospitals in the country were recognized as a Top Teaching Hospital this year. With seven residency and three fellowship programs, Inspira Medical Center Vineland helps young doctors acquire skill sets to allow them to heal and comfort patients on their own. Inspira Health Network works closely with Rowan University and its medical school to offer new opportunities to its students, and in turn, sees the benefit to the community from some graduates of residency programs choosing to join a local South Jersey practice.
“At Inspira, we believe that two-way learning between residents and our experienced physicians is instrumental in exploring new ways to approach patient care. Our residents bring an intellectual curiosity that enhances quality care,” said Elizabeth Sheridan, Chief Operating Officer at Inspira Medical Center Vineland. “Being recognized as a top teaching hospital by Leapfrog confirms and exemplifies the exceptional care our physicians, nurses and staff provide to every patient.
“I want to thank the entire Vineland team for their continued service and congratulate them on this well-deserved honor,” Sheridan added.
The highest performing hospitals, including Inspira Medical Center Vineland, are recognized for meeting the rigorous standards defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology. Qualified hospitals demonstrate high performance in maternity care, medication error prevention, and lower infection rates.
“We are proud to recognize Inspira Medical Center Vineland as a 2017 Leapfrog Top Hospital. This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and the local community. The entire staff and board deserve praise for putting quality first and achieving results,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog.
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The selection of Top Hospitals 2017 is based on surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2017 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
Inspira Medical Center Vineland earned an A rating, along with Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Woodbury, on the last three Leapfrog Hosital Safety Grade reports.
For more information about Inspira Health Network, please visit www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org or call 1-800-INSPIRA. To stay connected on Inspira announcements and work being done in the community, please join the conversation on Facebook.
About Inspira Health Network
Inspira Health Network is a charitable non-profit healthcare organization serving communities across southern New Jersey. The network, which traces its roots to 1899, comprises three hospitals, a comprehensive cancer center, several multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 150 access points. These include urgent care; outpatient imaging and rehabilitation; numerous specialty centers, including sleep medicine, cardiac testing, digestive health and wound care; home care and hospice; and more than 30 primary and specialty physician practices in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem and Camden counties.
Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 5,700 employees, Inspira Health Network provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Accredited by DNV Healthcare, the network’s clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health Network, please visit www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org or call 1-800-INSPIRA. To stay connected on Inspira announcements and work being done in the community, please join the conversation on Facebook.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.