Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News has been named a Top General Hospital and Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk has been named a Top Teaching Hospital by independent hospital watchdog organization The Leapfrog Group. Announced yesterday, these national awards recognize achievements in patient safety and quality. The Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive.

“We are thrilled that Mary Immaculate Hospital and DePaul Medical Center are receiving these recognitions for the second year in a row,” said Amy Carrier, President of Bon Secours – Hampton Roads. “This recognition is truly a testament to our hardworking clinical teams and staff who are living out our mission of providing the safest and highest quality to our patients each and every day.”

Among thousands of hospitals in the country, Bon Secours received their Top Hospital distinctions, recognized nationally alongside:

  • 10 Top Children’s Hospitals 
  • 37 Top General Hospitals
  • 18 Top Rural Hospitals
  • 55 Top Teaching Hospitals

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

“Leapfrog is honored to spotlight the hospitals across the nation that have truly gone above and beyond in their pursuit of excellence. Our Top Hospital award, one of the most prestigious in the U.S., recognizes hospitals for ensuring their facilities prioritize safety and quality in patient care,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

“The standards achieved by Top Hospitals reflect the high expectations set by Leapfrog and its expert panels, which starts with a commitment to transparency. We also commend all hospitals that demonstrated this commitment by participating in the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey.”

To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey and achieve highest performance in its category. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2019 Top Hospitals, visit