Improving safety and quality of care for our patients is usually difficult work that often goes unsung. That is why I was so excited to see our hospitals named among the 41 top hospitals in the U.S. for safety and quality for the second year running.
This recognition from The Leapfrog Group, a leading national health care quality organization, is evidence that we continue to make tremendous progress in our safety and quality efforts. Our hard work in improving the quality of care at UNC is getting attention and truly making a difference.
In awarding us this honor, Leapfrog certifies that we are meeting its highest quality standards, which evolve each year to keep pace with important advancements like electronic medical records and computerized physician order entry. We are ahead of the curve and that's where I plan for us to stay. In fact, we were the only hospital in the Carolinas to make Leapfrog's 2007 list after more stringent quality measures were added to this year's survey.
The recognition is great. It feels even better seeing the company we keep among those recognized with this award. My thanks go to the entire UNC Health Care team for their hard work to improve continuously the quality and safety of care for our patients.
To read more about Leapfrog's Top Hospitals Award, please click here.