A hospital must fully meet Leapfrog’s standards for volume, processes of care, and outcomes for high-risk surgeries and procedures (heart bypass, heart angioplasty, aortic valve replacement, abdominal aortic aneurism repair, bariatric surgery, esophogectomy, pancreatectomy, and high-risk newborn deliveries).

 

In addition, hospitals must achieve a value score of 69 or more, out of 100 possible. The value score is a combination rating of quality and use of resources.

 

Top Hospitals will be recognized at a reception and awards ceremony at the Leapfrog Annual meeting, Dec. 4th in Baltimore, M.D.

 

About Detroit Medical Centerwww.dmc.org

The Detroit Medical Center includes DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital, DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, DMC Hutzel Women’s Hospital, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, DMC Surgery Hospital, and DMC Cardiovascular Institute. The Detroit Medical Center is a leading regional healthcare system with a mission of excellence in clinical care, research and medical education.

 

The Leapfrog website provides specific details about these performance measures and the scoring (www.leapfroggroup.org).