Jackson - The Leapfrog Group announced that Milan General Hospital has been named a Top Hospital for 2016. Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the United States, the recognition showcases Milan General Hospital's commitment to patient safety and quality.
Sherry Scruggs, administrator of Milan General Hospital said they are honored to be recognized with this prestigious award and that the credit goes to the team of physicians and employees who strive to provide exceptional care to the patients.
Milan General Hospital received a Top Rural Hospital distinction, and was one of 115 Top Hospitals recognized across the country. The list includes:
- 9 Top Children's Hospitals
- 56 Top General Hospitals
- 21 Top Rural Hospitals
- 29 Top Teaching Hospitals
The selection of Top Hospitals is based on the results of the 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and a hospital's ability to prevent medication errors.