The 2023 Leapfrog Hospital Survey is free and open to hospitals from April 1 to November 30. The annual survey assesses hospital safety, quality, and efficiency based on national performance measures that are of specific interest to health care purchasers and consumers. Survey Results are publicly reported, and provide hospitals with information to benchmark their progress in improving the care they deliver.
Details Page Live on July 12
Hospitals that submit a Survey by June 30 will be able to view their Survey Results on their confidential Hospital Details Page on July 12. This includes NHSN Data for the five HAI measures, VON data for the Death or Morbidity measure (if applicable), and CMS outpatient data for OP-32 (if applicable).
After July 12, the Hospital Details Pages are updated on the fifth business day of the month to reflect Surveys (re)submitted by the end of the previous month.
August 31 Deadline
Hospitals that would like to be eligible to receive a Leapfrog Top Hospital Award must submit a Survey, including all applicable sections, by August 31.
This is also the date that Leapfrog will obtain the public data (i.e., download data published by CMS or submitted via the Leapfrog Hospital Survey) to calculate the fall 2023 Hospital Safety Grades. All data, including Survey Results, must be finalized by this date.
Prepare to Submit a Survey
In 2022, over 2,300 hospitals submitted a Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Please review the information on these webpages before you begin. These resources will help you to successfully complete the submission process.
Alignment with Other National Programs
Many of the measures included in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey are in use by other national agencies and organizations including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), and The Joint Commission.
Looking for Extra Help?
The Leapfrog Hospital Survey Webinar Series is designed for Survey coordinators, hospital leaders, and others who would benefit from a more interactive presentation of Survey materials and information. The Webinar Series is held monthly from March to December and includes monthly office hours in addition to monthly webinars.
Leapfrog's Rating Programs
Leapfrog rates hospitals through its two main initiatives: the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. If you receive hospital communications from Leapfrog, you may have seen information on both of these programs, perhaps even around the same time.
The infographic is meant to help you understand the differences between these two programs.
The Leapfrog Group Featured in Modern Healthcare
St. Bernard Hospital is an independent safety-net hospital on Chicago’s South Side. Through two years of complete dedication to patient safety, the hospital moved from an "F" to an "A" on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.
The hospital's CFO Robert Springer said: “We try to prioritize patient safety and quality while budgeting because without quality, reliable care for patients, there is no need for anything else. The ramifications and costs of providing poor quality care far outweigh the costs of safety initiatives.”
Innovators for Leapfrog
Innovators for Leapfrog (IFL) support Leapfrog’s mission to make "giant leaps for patient safety.” While The Leapfrog Group does not endorse the products, services, and/or technology showcased in the IFL, we encourage you to explore these offerings that support Leapfrog’s work.