Leapfrog Group to honor role of nurses

In its annual survey, The Leapfrog Group will now honor nurses who demonstrate excellence in the area of patient safety.

"With this addition to our annual survey, Leapfrog is recognizing the vital role nurses play in patient safety and their strong commitment to transparency," according to Leapfrog CEO Leah Binder. "I am constantly finding that the highest performing hospitals, many of Leapfrog's Top Hospitals, have earned the prestigious recognition of Magnet and nurses are the most vocal supporters of making patient safety and quality information transparent. Our employer members value this designation, and its implications for safety, and believe hospitals deserve recognition when they achieve it."

The Magnet Recognition Program was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for hospitals that provide top-notch nursing practices and patient care.