The Leapfrog Group is a Washington-based, non-profit organization that serves as the employers’ local and national voice on hospital patient safety and quality. It was formed by employers who were outraged by the number of unnecessary mistakes and errors in hospitals. Leapfrog’s purpose is to identify and promote high quality, patient safety measures and to provide data to allow comparisons of hospitals on their ability to meet these standards.
Midwest Business Group on Health is the Illinois Regional Leader for The Leapfrog Group. Each year, MBGH encourages all Illinois hospitals to participate in The Leapfrog Group’s annual Hospital Survey. The results from the annual surveys are posted on The Leapfrog Group’s website to enable purchasers, providers, consumers and payers the opportunity to see how local and national hospitals compare on various quality and safety metrics. Reporting Hospitals show dedication to improve patient safety through transparency. Go to the Leapfrog Group’s website for more details and encourage employees to Compare Hospitals.
View the current list of Illinois Hospitals who have submitted the Leapfrog Hospital Survey
Employers and purchasers pay an average of $8,000 per hospital admission for hospital errors, injuries, accidents and infections. Leapfrog employer tools can significantly reduce spend and save lives in the process. Employers can check the quality of local hospitals by using Leapfrog Employer Resources and calculate the cost of poor safety with the Lives and Dollars Lost Calculator.