Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and
quality, Pampa Regional Medical Center was named a Top Rural Hospital
by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award
is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American
hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is awarded by The
Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization.
The Top Rural Hospital Award comes following the hospital’s recent
“A” Hospital Safety Grade, also from the Leapfrog Group.
“PRMC has received the coveted Leapfrog A safety grade multiple times
now, but this year we have again achieved recognition as a Leapfrog Top
Hospital in the nation, where only 118 hospitals earned this recognition
but PRMC is one of 17 facilities in the Rural Hospital category. I’m
so proud of our entire team: Governing Board, leadership, doctors, nurses,
clinical and nonclinical. This award displays, with total transparency,
the amazing care provided at PRMC. We are blessed to have amazing people
dedicated to providing safe and effective care.” Said Edwin Leon,
CEO at Pampa Regional Medical Center
Among thousands of hospitals in the country, PRMC received a Top Rural
distinction, recognized nationally alongside:
- 13 Top Children’s Hospitals
- 35 Top General Hospitals
- 17 Top Rural Hospitals
- 53 Top Teaching Hospitals
“Receiving this award is a testament to the dedication and commitment
the entire hospital staff, physicians, leadership and board have to providing
safe quality care to the community of Pampa and surrounding areas. It
is an honor and privilege to work amongst an outstanding healthcare team.”
Said Twilla Thomas, Chief Nursing Officer at Pampa Regional Medical Center.
Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing
the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity
care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors.
The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s
Top Hospital Methodology.
“Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital is an incredible feat achieved
by less than six percent of eligible hospitals nationwide,” said
Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “With this
honor, Pampa Regional has established its commitment to safer and higher
quality care. Providing this level of care to patients in Pampa requires
motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board,
staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible.”
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog
Hospital Survey and achieve highest performance in its category. The selection
of Top Hospitals 2018 is based on surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals.
To see the full list of institutions honored as 2018 Top Hospitals, visit
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers,
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps
forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship
Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers
to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information
they need to make informed decisions. The
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals
based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves
and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.