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Children's Hospital named one of the country's top hospitals

Leapfrog Best Hospital Award Winner

The Leapfrog Group announced its 2013 list of Top Hospitals, including East Tennessee Children's Hospital, at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., today.

We were one of 13 pediatric hospitals honored for setting the highest standards in safety and quality. Top Hospitals have lower infection rates, higher survival rates for high-risk procedures, decreased lengths of stay and fewer readmissions.

Out of all the adult and pediatric hospitals receiving the award this year nationwide, we were the only hospital in East Tennessee and one of only five in the state.

"Our staff earned this award because of their tireless dedication to our patients. They make a lifesaving impact every day, and I am so proud of them," said Keith Goodwin, President and CEO of Children's Hospital.

The award is given annually to the highest performing hospitals on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. It is not given to a set number of hospitals, but rather to all urban, rural and pediatric hospitals that meet the high standards defined in each year's Top Hospitals methodology.

The 2013 Top Hospitals list was closely culled from a record number of 1,324 hospitals voluntarily participating in the Leapfrog Hospitals Survey. To qualify for this honor, eligible hospitals must also earn an "A" from Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Score, which grades hospitals based on expert analysis of infections, injuries and medical errors.

Visit www.leapfroggroup.org/TopHospitals for a complete list of 2013 Top Hospitals and the survey results for all participating hospitals.

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