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Leapfrog Designates Temple University Hospital as a Top Teaching Hospital for Outstanding Quality and Safety

News December 07, 2021

Leapfrog has designated Temple University Hospital a Top Teaching Hospital with its 2021 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety.

The selection standards for this award were rigorous. To qualify, hospitals must rank near the top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital quality and patient safety performance. Leapfrog looked at the quality of patient care across many areas of performance, including surgery, maternity care, infection rates, and prevention of medical errors. Less than 7% of eligible hospitals earn the Top Hospitals distinction: over 2,200 hospitals nationwide were considered for the award and only 149 hospitals—including 72 teaching hospitals—were selected.

“The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards that U.S. hospitals can receive, bestowed by a national watchdog organization recognized as a tough standard-setter for health care safety and quality,” said Michael A. Young, MHA, FACHE, President & CEO of Temple University Health System and Temple University Hospital. “We know how important it is for our patients to feel confident in the care they receive. I congratulate every Temple University Hospital clinician and staff member for putting patients first and consistently serving our community with high-quality, safe care.”

“We are pleased to recognize Temple University Hospital as a Top Hospital this year,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Even with the continued strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, Temple University Hospital has demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to excellent health care in the Philadelphia community. We congratulate the board, leadership, staff and clinicians who put their patients first.”

Last month, Temple University Hospital earned an “A” Grade from The Leapfrog Group, on its fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report—for the third time in a row—because of the Temple team’s success at delivering dependable care, preventing errors, and achieving high standards of patient safety.

To see the full list of institutions honored as 2021 Top Hospitals, visit