UC Davis Medical Center ranks among The Leapfrog Group's list of Top Hospitals for 2014, an elite distinction that recognizes UC Davis for meeting tough national standards for safety and quality.
The annual award, widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive a U.S. hospital can receive, is given to the highest-performing hospitals participating in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.
UC Davis is one of only 12 U.S. hospitals to receive Top Hospital designation in each of the past three years.
Overall, 94 hospitals nationwide and 20 urban hospitals in California received designation in 2014, which marked the fifth time over the past eight years that UC Davis has been recognized.
“These Top Hospitals represent the best of American health care and deserve to be recognized for their commitment to prioritizing the safety and well-being of their patients,” said Leah Binder, president and chief executive officer of The Leapfrog Group.
The Top Hospitals designation provides a comprehensive picture of how patients fare, what resources are used to care for patients and how management promotes safety and quality.
Top Hospitals must have earned an “A” from Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score, which grades hospitals twice a year based on expert analysis of infections, injuries and medical errors.