Leapfrog names Hershey Medical Center a 'Top Hospital'

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HERSHEY, Pa. — The Leapfrog Group has presented Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center with a "Top Hospital" award for 2018.

The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center was recognized in the "Top Teaching Hospitals" category by Leapfrog, a nonprofit organization that collects and reports information related to the quality and safety of hospitals. The recognition was announced Dec. 4.

The honor is bestowed upon hospitals that perform the highest on Leapfrog’s annual survey. According to Leapfrog, these hospitals have better systems in place to prevent medication errors, higher quality of maternity care and lower infection rates, among other attributes.

In early November, Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center both earned top marks on Leapfrog’s latest safety ranking report card — both achieved an "A" in the organization's Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade report.

Last Updated November 05, 2020