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Leapfrog Group to Announce 2007 Top Performing U.S. Hospitals and National Quality & Safety Survey Results

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 General News J E 4
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This year's Leapfrog Top Hospitals list along with the latest performanceresults for over 1,200 hospitals, will be announced on Tuesday, September 18during a telephone conference call for journalists at 11 AM EDT.

The media-only call in number is: 866 861 4873. The conference ID is:1130498. An operator will answer your call and ask for the conference IDnumber, as well as your first and last name, email address and publicationname. If you have any problems connecting, please contact Jose Lucio at202 292 6713.

This year's Top Hospitals represent all parts of the country and are thosethat achieved the highest scores on Leapfrog's 30 quality and patient safetymeasures, endorsed by the National Quality Forum. The 2007 Leapfrog HospitalQuality and Safety Survey included new questions about a hospital's commitmentto Leapfrog's "Never Events" policy and to transparency.

Founded by the Business Roundtable and supported by its members andorganizations such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The CommonwealthFund, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, The Leapfrog Groupencourages health providers to publicly report on quality and outcomes so thatconsumers and purchasing organizations can make informed health care choices,and develops programs that rewards providers for improving the quality, safetyand affordability of health care.

CONTACT: Daniel Danzig, +1-925-254-6078, danzigpr@comcast.net, for TheLeapfrog Group.

SOURCE The Leapfrog Group
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