Leapfrog: Top 132 hospitals of 2023

Leapfrog is winding down 2023 by recognizing 132 hospitals with its Top Hospital Award, a distinction for hospitals that demonstrate the highest performance in the U.S. on quality and patient safety. 

Awarded hospitals are divided into four groups: general hospitals (34), children's hospitals (8), rural hospitals (15) and teaching hospitals (75). Methodologies for the awards in each category can be found here. Seventeen more hospitals were awarded this year compared to last.

Leapfrog does not award hospitals according to a set number, but instead recognizes all that meet the standards defined in its methodologies. Hospitals eligible for Leapfrog Safety Grades must have received an 'A' in the latest round of scoring to maintain eligibility for the Top Hospital Award.

All 132 awarded hospitals are listed below, first by state and then by hospital category.  


Top general hospitals
El Camino Health (Mountain View) 
Kaiser Foundation Hospital – San Leandro
Kaiser Foundation Hospital – San Rafael
Mercy Hospital of Folsom
Montclair Hospital Medical Center
Palomar Medical Center Poway
Sequoia Hospital (Redwood City) 

Top children's hospitals
Children's Hospital of Orange County (Orange) 
Loma Linda University Children's Hospital
Valley Children's Hospital (Madera)

Top rural hospitals
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital (Grass Valley)

Top teaching hospitals 
Eisenhower Medical Center (Rancho Mirage)
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 (Sacramento)
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns (San Diego) 
Stanford Health Care
UC San Diego Health La Jolla – Jacobs Medical Center and Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center
UCI Health (Orange) 
UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights (San Francisco)
UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion (San Francisco)
USC Norris Cancer Hospital (Los Angeles) 


Top teaching hospitals 
Longmont United Hospital 


Top teaching hospitals 
Hartford Hospital


Top general hospitals
AdventHealth Daytona Beach
AdventHealth DeLand
AdventHealth Ocala
AdventHealth Zephyrhills
Gulf Coast Medical Center (Fort Myers)
Jupiter Medical Center
Orlando Health Central Hospital (Ocoee) 

Top children's hospitals
Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida (Fort Myers) 
Nicklaus Children's Hospital (Miami) 
Wolfson Children's Hospital (Jacksonville)

Top rural hospitals
AdventHealth Wauchula

Top teaching hospitals 
AdventHealth Lake Placid
Larkin Community Hospital 
Lee Memorial Hospital
Orlando Health - Orlando Regional Medical Center
Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital (Longwood)


Top general hospitals
AdventHealth Murray (Chatsworth)

Top rural hospitals
Atrium Health Floyd Polk Medical Center (Rome) 


Top rural hospitals
Queens North Hawaii Community Hospital (Waimea)


Top teaching hospitals 
Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage (Winfield)
Rush University Medical Center (Chicago) 
University of Chicago Medical Center


Top teaching hospitals 
Hendricks Regional Health – Danville Hospital
The Women's Hospital (Newburgh)


Top general hospitals
AdventHealth South Overland Park Hospital
Kansas Surgery and Recovery Center (Wichita) 


Top rural hospitals
Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital (Fort Johnson) 
Our Lady of the Angels Hospital (Bogalusa)


Top general hospitals
Mid Coast Hospital (Brunswick)

Top teaching hospitals 
Maine Medical Center (Portland)


Top general hospitals
Christiana Care – Union Hospital (Elkton) 

Top teaching hospitals 
Medstar Harbor Hospital
Medstar Union Memorial Hospital


Top general hospitals
Anna Jacques Hospital (Newburyport)
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton

Top teaching hospitals 
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Milford Regional Medical Center


Top rural hospitals
MyMichigan Medical Center Gladwin

Top teaching hospitals 
Chelsea Hospital
Garden City Hospital
University of Michigan Health - Michigan Medicine

New Jersey

Top teaching hospitals 
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center
Deborah Heart and Lung Center
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center
Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill
Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital
Morristown Medical Center
St. Luke's Warren Campus
Virtua Voorhees Hospital

New Mexico

Top teaching hospitals 
Heart Hospital of New Mexico (Albuquerque)

New York

Top general hospitals
Catholic Health System – Kenmore Mercy Hospital (Buffalo)

Top teaching hospitals 
NYU Langone Hospital
NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island
St. Francis Hospital Heart & Center

North Carolina

Top general hospitals
Atrium Health Anson (Wadesboro)
Novant Health Matthews Medical Center
Novant Health Rowan Medical Center (Salisbury)

Top teaching hospitals 
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


Top general hospitals
Kettering Health Greene Memorial (Xenia)


Top general hospitals
Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital 

Top rural hospitals
Hillcrest Hospital Cushing
Hillcrest Hospital Pryor
Mercy Hospital Ardmore

Top teaching hospitals 
AHS Southcrest Hospital, LLC dba Hillcrest Hospital South


Top general hospitals
UPMC Carlisle
WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital

Top teaching hospitals 
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

Top teaching hospitals 
The Miriam Hospital

South Carolina

Top general hospitals
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital (Midlothian)
Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center (Hartsville)

Top rural hospitals
Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital (Seneca)

Top teaching hospitals 
Prisma Health Baptist (Columbia)
Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge
Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital
Prisma Health Patewood Hospital


Top general hospitals
Vanderbilt University Hospital (Nashville)

Top children's hospitals
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt (Nashville)

Top teaching hospitals 
Vanderbilt University Hospital (Nashville) 


Top general hospitals
Cornerstone Regional Hospital (Edinburg)
Seton Medical Center Harker Heights

Top rural hospitals
AdventHealth Rollins Brook (Lampasas)
Peterson Regional Medical Center (Kerrville)
UT Health Carthage
UT Health Pittsburg

Top teaching hospitals 
UT Health North Campus Tyler


Top general hospitals
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (Fairfax)

Top teaching hospitals 
University of Virginia Medical Center
UVA Haymarket Medical Center
Warren Memorial Hospital


Top children's hospitals
Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Network (Tacoma)

Top teaching hospitals 
Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle)

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