Published on December 07, 2021

Fisher-Titus Earns 2021 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

Leapfrog Top Rural Hospital 2021

(December 7, 2021, Norwalk) – Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Fisher-Titus was named a Top Rural Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group, only one of two named in the State of Ohio.

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 recognized as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality.

“Receiving this national recognition is such an honor,” said Brent Burkey, MD, president and CEO of Fisher-Titus. “Our employees and providers consistently go above and beyond to make sure our patients are receiving the safest, highest quality care without the need to travel outside of our community.”

Over 2,200 hospitals were considered for the award. Among those, Fisher-Titus received a Top Rural distinction. A total of 149 top hospitals nationwide were selected as Top Hospitals, including:

  • 23 Top Rural
  • 8 Top Children’s
  • 46 Top General
  • 72 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, surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication and other errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.

“We are pleased to recognize Fisher-Titus as a Top Hospital this year,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Even with the continued strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fisher-Titus has demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to excellent health care in the Huron County community. We congratulate the board, leadership, staff and clinicians who put their patients first.”

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. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2021 Top Hospitals, visit