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Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital Named a Top Hospital

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital has been named a 2020 Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. The elite award is one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive in safety and quality. In order to even be eligible for this Top Hospital Award, hospitals must have an “A” rating on the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade, which Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital has achieved for the past 4 rounds of the Hospital Safety Grade, including the most recent Fall 2020 results. 

“We are excited and proud that Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital’s continuous commitment to and achievements in quality and patient safety have been recognized by the Leapfrog Group. On behalf of the 350,000 employees and their families that receive health care benefits through our members across the state, we thank them for the work it takes to perform at this level” said Cristie Upshaw Travis, CEO of the Memphis Business Group on Health. Memphis Business Group on Health is the Leapfrog Regional Leader for west Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, and northern Mississippi, working with providers, purchasers, payors and patients in our area to drive safe, high-quality health care.

“We are honored to receive this competitive award that truly recognizes our unwavering commitment to provide our patients with the safest and highest quality care,” said Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare  CEO Michael Ugwueke.

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit watchdog organization that rates hospitals on how well they protect patients from errors and infections, as well as the effectiveness of procedures and other care they provide. A total of 105 hospitals were selected as Top Hospitals, including: 9 Top Children’s Hospitals, 29 Top General Hospitals, 19 Top Rural Hospitals and 48 Top Teaching Hospitals.

“We are honored to highlight our 2020 Top Hospitals. Their commitment to transparency, along with patient safety and quality care, helps move the needle in saving lives across the nation,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The current pandemic has reiterated the importance of putting patient safety first and these hospitals are a great example of that.”

The Top Hospital award is given to teaching, general, rural and children's hospitals that publicly report their performance through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and meet the high standards defined in the Top Hospitals Methodology. This includes infection rates, maternity care and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors, among other standards. To see the full national list of institutions honored as 2020 Top Hospitals, please visit

Posted by Cristie Travis at 2:07 PM

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