"The Leapfrog Group is one of the few organizations approaching health care improvement with the boldness required to actually change things."
- Dianne Stollenwerk, Patient Voice Institute
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Hospital Safety Score, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
Building a movement for transparency.
In just 16 years, The Leapfrog Group has grown exponentially—now reporting data on nearly 1,800 hospitals, with regional partnerships in 38 states. We kick-started a national campaign to reduce early elective deliveries, launched a pay-for-performance program, and designed the Hospital Safety Score to empower consumers to make better choices.