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These hospitals received top honors from The Leapfrog Group


The watchdog group unveiled its top hospitals and top ambulatory surgical centers for 2023.

Thousands of hospitals are operating nationwide, but only a small number are being recognized among The Leapfrog Group’s top hospitals.

Image: The Leapfrog Group

Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, says the top hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers of 2023 showed a commitment to patient safety. (Image: The Leapfrog Group)

The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization focused on patient safety, announced its top hospitals for 2023. The organization honored 132 hospitals in four categories: general hospitals, children’s hospitals, rural hospitals and teaching hospitals.

In addition, 27 ambulatory surgical centers were recognized as top performers.

Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, says hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers must reach high levels of patient safety and transparency to receive the honor.

“This recognition is one of the toughest awards in the industry to earn, so the hospitals and ASCs that receive this award have demonstrated an incredible commitment to patient safety and their community,” Binder said in a statement.

Founded by large employers and purchasers, The Leapfrog Group also releases hospital safety grades twice a year. With its fall 2023 grades, the group said hospitals made impressive progress in reducing infections, but they’re stumbling on the overall patient experience.

Here’s the roundup of the top hospitals, by category. Hospitals and surgical centers are listed by state, in alphabetical order.

Top general hospitals


El Camino Hospital

Kaiser Foundation Hospital - San Leandro

Kaiser Foundation Hospital - San Rafael

Mercy Hospital of Folsom

Montclair Hospital Medical Center

Palomar Medical Center Poway

Sequoia Hospital


AdventHealth Daytona Beach

AdventHealth DeLand

AdventHealth Ocala

AdventHealth Zephyrhills

Gulf Coast Medical Center

Jupiter Medical Center

Orlando Health Central Hospital


AdventHealth Murray


AdventHealth South Overland Park Hospital

Kansas Surgery and Recovery Center


Mid Coast Hospital


ChrstianaCare - Union Hospital


Anna Jacques Hospital

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Milton

New York

Catholic Health System - Kenmore Mercy Hospital

North Carolina

Atrium Health Anson

Novant Health Matthews Medical Center

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center 


Kettering Health Greene Memorial


Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital


UPMC Carlisle

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital

South Carolina

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital

Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center


Vanderbilt University Hospital


Cornerstone Regional Hospital

Seton Medical Center Harker Heights


Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Top children’s hospitals


Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital

Valley Children’s Hospital


Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Wolfson Children's Hospital 


Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt


Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Network

Top rural hospitals


Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital


AdventHealth Wauchula


Floyd Polk Medical Center


Queens North Hawaii Community Hospital


Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital

Our Lady of the Angels Hospital


MyMichigan Medical Center Gladwin


Hillcrest Hospital Cushing

Hillcrest Hospital Pryor

Mercy Hospital Ardmore

South Carolina

Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital


AdventHealth Rollins Brook

Peterson Regional Medical Center

UT Health Carthage

UT Health Pittsburg

Top teaching hospitals


Eisenhower Medical Center

Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Antioch

Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Richmond

Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Santa Clara

Kaiser Foundation Hospital - South San Francisco

Kaiser Permanente Orange County - Irvine Medical Center

Mercy General Hospital

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns

Stanford Health Care

UC San Diego Health La Jolla - Jacobs Medical Center and Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center

UCI Health

UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion

USC Noriss Cancer Hospital


Centura Longmont United Hospital


Hartford Hospital


AdventHealth Lake Placid

Larkin Community Hospital

Lee Memorial Hospital

Orlando Health - Orlando Regional Medical Center

Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital


Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage

Rush University Medical Center

University of Chicago Medical Center


Hendricks Regional Health - Danville Hospital

The Women’s Hospital


Maine Medical Center


Medstar Harbor Hospital

Medstar Union Memorial Hospital 


Brigham and Women's HospitalMilford Regional Medical Center


Chelsea Hospital

Garden City Hospital

University of Michigan Health - Michigan Medicine

New Jersey

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

Deborah Heart and Lung Center

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore Medical Center

Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill

Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital

Morristown Medical Center

St. Luke’s Warren Campus

Virtua Voorhees Hospital

New Mexico

Heart Hospital of New Mexico

New York

NYU Langone Hospital

NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island

St. Francis Hospital Heart & Center

North Carolina

Atrium Health Pineville

Carolinas Medical Center

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center

Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center

Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center

Rex Hospital, Inc.

WakeMed North Hospital


AHS Southcrest Hospital, LLC dba Hillcrest Hospital South


Einstein Medical Center Montgomery

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest

St. Luke’s Hospital - Allentown Campus

St. Luke’s Hospital - Anderson Campus

St. Luke’s Hospital - Bethlehem Campus

St. Luke’s Carbon Campus

St. Luke’s Easton Hospital

Rhode Island

The Miriam Hospital

South Carolina

Prisma Health Baptist

Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge

Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital

Prisma Health Patewood Hospital


Vanderbilt University Hospital


UT Health North Campus Tyler


University of Virginia Medical Center

UVA Haymarket Medical Center

Warren Memorial Hospital


Virginia Mason Medical Center

Top ASCs


Sequoia Surgical Pavilion


Orthopedic Associates Surgery Center

Hartford Healthcare- Rocky Hill Surgery Center


Baptist Health Endoscopy Center at Coral Springs

Baptist Health Eye Surgery Center at Sunrise

Baptist Health Surgery Center at Bethesda West

Baptist Health Surgery Center at Coral Gables

Baptist Health Surgery Center at Kendall

Baptist Health Surgery Center at Miami Beach

Baptist Health Surgery Center at Northpoint

Baptist Health Surgery Center at Plantation

Baptist Health Surgery Center at South Miami

Baptist Health Surgery Center at South Palm

Baptist Medical Park Surgery Center, LLC


Knoll North Surgery Surgery DBA John Hopkins Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Endoscopy & Surgery Center

John Hopkins Surgery Center at Lutherville

John Hopkins White Marsh Surgery Center 

North Carolina

Novant Health Ballantyne Outpatient Surgery (FKA Presbyterian Sameday Surgery Center at Ballantyne LLC)

Novant Health Brunswick Endoscopy Center

Novant Health Huntersville Outpatient Surgery (AKA Presbyterian Surgery Center Huntersville)


Riverside Outpatient Surgery Center


St. Luke’s Endoscopy Center - Buxmont

St. Luke’s Endoscopy Center - Twin Rivers

Rhode Island

The Surgery Center of Rhode Island


Hamilton Eye Institute Surgery Center LP

Knoxville Orthopaedic Surgery Center

Urology Ambulatory Surgery Center LLC DBA Wolf River Surgery Center

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