December 2006

Memorial Named a Top Hospital by Leapfrog Group


Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn., is on the first list of top U.S. hospitals published by The Leapfrog Group, which promotes breakthrough improvement in the safety, quality and affordability of health care. The list, which includes 50 hospitals and nine children’s hospitals, results from the Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey. The survey collects data from hospitals on their progress toward implementing practices in categories such as computerized physician order entry and physician staffing in intensive care units.