WICHITA – Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Wesley Medical Center was named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization. Wesley was one of only 109 hospitals to receive a top hospital designation and the only hospital in Kansas to make the list.
“This designation recognizes the hospital’s efforts to deliver world-class patient care, education and research,” said Bill Voloch, Wesley Healthcare president and CEO. “The recognition is just another testament to the high quality of Wesley’s educational programs and our efforts to integrate our medical students and resident physicians into our safety and quality programs.”
Wesley offers the opportunity to train the nation’s next generation of physicians while advancing medicine through cutting-edge research projects by collaborating with several regional medical schools.
The selection of Top Hospitals is based on the results of the 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive.
“We are proud to recognize Wesley as a 2017 Leapfrog Top Hospital. This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and the local community. The entire staff and board deserve praise for putting quality first and achieving results,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog.
Wesley also recently was recognized for its dedication to patient safety by being awarded an “A” grade – the highest available – in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall Hospital Safety Score listing.
This year, of the 109 hospitals recognized, 10 where recognized as Top Children’s Hospitals, 45 have been named to Top General Hospitals, 18 were named Top Rural Hospitals and 36 were named a Top Teaching hospital.
Wesley Healthcare is the region’s leading acute-care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912. As a leader in Overall Recommended Care in national surveys, Wesley Medical Center treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region. Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with Wesley ER, Wesley West ER, Wesley Woodlawn ER, the region’s only pediatric ER and Wesley Derby ER. Wesley owns and operates Wesley Medical Center, Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER, Wesley Children’s Hospital and multiple WesleyCare clinics. To learn more about Wesley Healthcare, please visit www.wesleymc.com.
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 lifesaving information.