PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Leapfrog Group, a national health care quality and safety ratings organization, has named Banner Heart Hospital a Top Hospital based on the 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The survey considers performance across many areas of hospital care to establish the qualifications for the award, including patient safety, surgical outcomes, maternity care and leadership. Only 115 hospitals were named to this exclusive list of hospital awardees.
“I’m grateful to our medical staff and employees for the excellent care they provide to our patients and the community. To earn this award for the quality care we provide to our patients every day is a true honor, and we couldn’t be more proud,” said Julie Nunley, CEO of Banner Heart Hospital. “Banner Heart is nationally recognized for cardiac care and service. We continue to focus on providing the best care and engaging our patients to take an active role in their treatment and overall health.”
Two Banner hospitals were recognized this year by the Leapfrog Group as Top Hospitals, making them the only hospitals in Arizona to receive the award. In addition to Banner Heart, Page Hospital in Page was also named part of the organization’s 2016 Top Rural Hospitals list. View a full list of institutions honored as 2016 Top Hospitals by The Leapfrog Group.
This is not the first time a Banner Health hospital has been recognized by the Leapfrog Group. In early November, eight Banner Hospitals received the highest distinction of an “A” rating for patient safety from the patient safety watchdog organization.
Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns and operates 29 acute-care hospitals, Banner Health Network, Banner – University Medicine, Banner Medical Group, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services, including Banner Urgent Care, family clinics, home care and hospice services, pharmacies and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.