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Littleton Regional Healthcare Earns 2015 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award

December 28, 2015

Honored with National Distinction for Patient Care

Littleton, NH - For the first time, The Leapfrog Group has named Littleton Regional Healthcare to its annual list of Top Hospitals. This coveted and respected recognition showcases Littleton Regional Healthcare's commitment to Leapfrog's vision of providing the safest, highest quality health care for consumers and purchasers alike.

Littleton Regional Healthcare Earns 2015 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award
Back row left to right: Greg Cook, Administrative Director of Pharmacy; Kathleen McMahon, HUC/LNA; Vicki Herbert, RN, C-MNN, C-EFM, CPST; Brittany Lane, RN, BSN, CLC; Meg Amadon, RN, BSN, CWCN, Infection Prevention and Wound Care Coordinator; Katherine LeHoskey, RN, BSN, CNOR, Director OR/PACU/CS; Wayne Lemire, Central Sterile Tech; Rae Frazer, RN-BC, Clinical Applications Analyst, Nurse Informaticist; Jean Sapere, LRH Administrative Laboratory Director; Gail Seemueller, PharmD, RPh, Pharmacist In Charge/Clinical Coordinator; Anita Vann, RN, BSN; Kevin Larochelle, RN, CCRN

Front row left to right: Jody Brusseau, BHCA, RAC, CPHM, Case Management/Utilization Review Manager; Tracy McNamara, RN, BSN; Andrea Ahern, RN, BSN; Kristyna Sullivan, RN, BSN; Mary Ladouceur, RNC-OB

"We are honored to be among the 24 top rural hospitals recognized by The Leapfrog Group for this prestigious recognition. The staff has worked extremely hard to put high quality initiatives in place to provide more efficient care for the patients served at LRH. The work that they do continues to evolve so that LRH is known as a leader in quality patient care in Northern New Hampshire," states Warren West, CEO.

Littleton Regional Healthcare was one of 98 Top Hospitals recognized and selected from hospitals participating in The Leapfrog Group's annual survey. The list includes:

The selection is based on the results of The Leapfrog Group's annual hospital survey, which measures hospitals' performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use and management structures established to prevent errors. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including survival rates for high-risk procedures and a hospital's ability to prevent medication errors.

"Leapfrog's Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "Top Hospitals have lower infection rates, better outcomes, decreased length of stay and fewer readmissions. By achieving Top Hospital status, Littleton Regional Healthcare has proven it prioritizes the safety of its patients, is committed to transparency and provides exemplary care for families and patients in Littleton and the communities served by LRH. I congratulate the board, staff, and clinicians of Littleton Regional Healthcare whose efforts achieved these results."

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