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Sequoia Hospital Earns 2022 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

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One of two general hospitals in California to receive the Top Hospital Award

REDWOOD CITY, Calif (Dec 7, 2022) – Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital was named a Top General Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most  competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog  Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers widely acknowledged as the  toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality. Top Hospitals were honored on December 6 at the 2022 Leapfrog Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.  

“Our caregivers pour their hearts and souls into providing the safest, highest-quality patient care to our community,” said Sequoia Hospital President Bill Graham. “Keeping our patients safe is at the center of everything we do. This recognition is a testament to that commitment, and I am so proud of our team.”

Over 2,200 hospitals were considered for the award. Among those, Sequoia Hospital received a Top General Hospital distinction. A total of 115 top hospitals were selected as Top Hospitals,  including: 

  • 12 Top Children’s 
  • 32 Top General (2 in California, including Sequoia)
  • 13 Top Rural 
  • 58 Top Teaching 

The quality of patient care across many areas of hospital performance is considered in establishing the  qualifications for the award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology. 

“We are honored to recognize Sequoia Hospital as a Top Hospital this year,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO  of The Leapfrog Group. “Sequoia Hospital has demonstrated that they truly put patients first. We congratulate  the board, staff and clinicians whose efforts made this honor possible.”

To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital  Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety, and  achieve top performance in its category. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2022 Top Hospitals, visit


About Sequoia Hospital 

Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital is an accredited, not-for-profit community hospital providing innovative and exceptional health care for generations of Bay Area residents. Sequoia’s Heart and Vascular Institute is a nationally known pioneer in advanced cardiac care. Sequoia has received national recognition from Healthgrades for superior patient safety and was named as one of America’s top 100 hospitals for cardiac care. Our Total Joint Replacement program is a designated Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, and our Birth Center is consistently ranked as a favorite among Peninsula families. We are also known for our comprehensive emergency care and leading-edge tomosynthesis 3-D mammogram technology. Our state-of-the-art Pavilion combines the most advanced medical and surgical services with a unique healing environment, including private, spacious rooms and inviting garden areas. To learn more, please visit To support programs at Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital, visit the Sequoia Hospital Foundation.

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 for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the  highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog  Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient  safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter. 


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Wednesday, December 07, 2022

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