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Mayo among hospitals earning ‘Leapfrog’ honor

Transparency of winners is praised

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Mayo Clinic in Rochester is one of 41 U.S. hospitals honored as 2007 Leapfrog Top Hospitals, based on results from the Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey.

The 2007 Top Hospitals list is based on 1,285 hospitals that responded to the survey.

This year, hospitals also reported for the first time on their level of transparency as measured by their participation in other public quality reporting efforts. About 96 percent participate in at least one reporting effort in addition to the Leapfrog Survey.

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"Leapfrog Top Hospitals demonstrate an exceptional level of performance on quality and patient safety measures and serve as a model for other hospitals," said Suzanne Delbanco, CEO, The Leapfrog Group. "However, all of the participating hospitals deserve praise for their willingness to raise the veil on how well they perform on vital quality and safety practices."

The Leapfrog Group aims to use its members’ collective leverage to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans.

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