PHOENIX CHILDREN’S HONORED NATIONALLY FOR
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
BEST CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS
U.S. News & World Report again ranked Phoenix Children’s as a Best Children’s Hospital, recognizing its clinical excellence in all ten medical specialties for the first time.
The rigorous U.S. News survey asks hundreds of questions about survival rates, nurse staffing, subspecialist availability and many more pieces of critical information difficult or impossible for parents to find on their own. They combine this data with a reputation score based on feedback from pediatric specialists from across the country.
Of the nearly 200 U.S. children’s hospitals that submitted data, only 25 hospitals were ranked a Best Children’s Hospital in all ten categories. Phoenix Children’s place in this elite group is the result of strategic focus on quality outcomes and patient safety.
“These results reflect the strong foundation we’ve built across our medical specialties and demonstrate our organizational commitment to the highest quality patient care,” said Steven Spalding, MD, Chief Clinical Integration and Medical Officer. “We’re very pleased with the results but we’re committed to building on this recognition across our entire system of care.”
LEAPFROG GROUP TOP CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS
Phoenix Children’s Hospital is also a Leapfrog Group Top Children’s Hospital, one of only 12 in the country. This national group of employers uses the collective leverage of their large health care purchasing power to structure their insurance contracts and reward the highest-performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Hospital Survey focuses on critical areas that directly impact patient safety and quality as well as cost efficiency.
To see detailed measures visit www.leapfroggroup.org. Use the “Compare Hospitals” tool to see how other hospitals stack up against Phoenix Children’s results!
“We’ve done a lot of phenomenal work so far. Now the question is ‘how do we get from big improvement to zero?’ That’s our next challenge.”
Phoenix Children’s Quality and Safety Outcomes
Phoenix Children’s is the only Arizona hospital and one of only a few SPS hospitals to publish detailed quality data for public use. Find it at www.phoenixchildrens.org/quality.
in Hospital Acquired Conditions (HACs) from the 2012 baseline
pharmacy dose errors since the implementation of new Dose Range Checking technology solution
Estimated cost savings resulting from patient safety initiatives
Phoenix Children’s was named Children’s Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety Hospital of the Month for February 2016
6 of 8 HACs
with improvement compared to 2014 or better than SPS benchmark