Banner Boswell Receives National Quality Award

December 02, 2015

The Leapfrog Group honors Banner Boswell with 2015 Top Urban Hospital award.

SUN CITY, Ariz. – For the first time, The Leapfrog Group has named Banner Boswell Medical Center to its annual list of Top Urban Hospitals. This coveted and respected recognition showcases Banner Boswell’s commitment to Leapfrog’s vision of providing the safest, highest quality health care for consumers and purchasers alike.

“Our main focus is to provide exceptional care, service and safety to our patients,” said Dave Cheney, chief executive officer at Banner Boswell. “It is truly an honor to be recognized by The Leapfrog Group for all the hard work our team of physicians, medical staff and volunteers do each day to deliver excellent patient care.”

Banner Boswell was one of 98 Top Hospitals recognized and selected from hospitals participating in The Leapfrog Group’s annual survey. The list includes:

  • 24 Top Rural Hospitals
  • 62 Top Urban Hospitals
  • 12 Top Children’s Hospitals

The selection is based on the results of The Leapfrog Group’s annual hospital survey, which measures hospitals’ performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use and management structures established to prevent errors. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including survival rates for high-risk procedures and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors.

“Leapfrog’s Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Top Hospitals have lower infection rates, better outcomes, decreased length of stay and fewer readmissions. By achieving Top Hospital status, Banner Boswell has proven it prioritizes the safety of its patients, is committed to transparency and provides exemplary care for families and patients in Sun City. I congratulate the board, staff, and clinicians of Banner Boswell whose efforts achieved these results.”

The Top Hospital award is given to urban, rural and children's hospitals that publicly report their performance through the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey and meet the high standards defined in each year's Top Hospitals Methodology.

About Banner Boswell Medical Center

Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Arizona, specializes in neurosciences, heart care, cancer care, orthopedic surgery, physical rehabilitation, stroke care, skilled nursing and Emergency care. Banner Boswell is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit healthcare system with 29 hospitals in seven states. Supporting Banner Boswell’s mission of excellent patient care is Sun Health Foundation, which encourages charitable giving to enhance health care delivery.

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. Hospital Safety Score, 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.