Hospital in Leapfrog Hospital Recognition Program™

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEWTON-WELLESLEY HOSPITAL RECEIVES HIGH MARKS FROM LEAPFROG HOSPITAL RECOGNITION PROGRAM™

NEWTON, Mass. (April, 2012)Newton-Wellesley Hospital is proud to announce that it has recently received high marks from The Leapfrog Hospital Recognition Program™ (LHRP), achieving the highest quality score in the State of Massachusetts and ranking in the top 10% of hospitals nationally with regard to “value”, as measured by both quality and efficiency scores.

LHRP is a nationally recognized comprehensive program of Leapfrog that focuses on the most important national patient safety, quality, and resource use standards (efficiency).

Through LHRP, a hospital is scored for its performance on each of Leapfrog’s 20+ standards. Individual scores, which range from 0 (lowest performance) to 100 (highest performance), are then compared against state and national averages. Scores for each hospital are calculated using the LHRP Scoring Methodology and then rolled up into three composite scores: Quality, Resource Use, and Value. The three composite scores are used in national Quality and Resource Use comparisons and the Value decile rankings.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s LHRP Composite Scores are:
Quality: 91
Resource Use: 70
Value: 84

LHRP uses data collected through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey each year to evaluate hospital performance in numerous clinical focus areas, such as:

  • CPOE
  • ICU Physician Staffing
  • Outcomes of High Risk Procedures (CABG, PCI, AAA, AVR, Bariatric Surgery, Pancreatectomy, Esophagectomy, and High Risk Deliveries)
  • Common Acute Admissions (AMI, Pneumonia and Normal Deliveries)
  • Hospital Acquired Conditions (pressure ulcers, injuries, central-line associated blood stream infections)
  • 19 Safe Practices
  • Never Events

The 2011 LHRP Reports contain data collected from 1,066 general hospitals in 43 states. More information about LHRP scoring methodology can be found at www.leapfroggroup.org/lhrpreports.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital is a full system member of Partners HealthCare System, Inc. (PHCS), a nonprofit organization that includes acute care hospitals Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's/Faulkner Hospitals, The North Shore Medical Center, and specialty hospitals McLean Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare, and the community-based doctors and hospitals of Partners Community HealthCare, Inc.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital provides a wide range of services, including medical, surgical, obstetrical, orthopaedic, neonatal, pediatric and psychiatric care. Newton-Wellesley has been serving its community for over a century. The medical staff of the Hospital includes nearly 1,000 physicians practicing a full range of specialties. NWH is a major teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine and also has established post-graduate training programs for Harvard Medical School residents.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a physician, contact CareFinder at 617-243-6566 or visit www.nwh.org.

CONTACT:
Rachel Kagno
Public Affairs & Marketing
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
617-243-6528
rkagno@partners.org

 

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