The Leapfrog Group recently announced that several Maine hospitals have been named to its 2016 top hospital list, which honors the highest performers on the group’s survey. The winning facilities were officially recognized at Leapfrog’s annual meeting Dec. 6 in Washington, D.C.

Stephens Memorial Hospital, a member of MaineHealth, with a 25-bed hospital in Norway, and Bridgton Hospital, a member of the Central Maine Medical family, with a 25-bed hospital in Bridgton, were recognized in the top rural hospital category.

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, a 233-bed acute-care facility in Lewiston, was recognized in the top general hospital category. St. Mary’s is a member of Covenant Health in Massachusetts.

The top hospital award is given to teaching, general, rural and children’s hospitals that publicly report their performance through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and meet the high standards defined in the Top Hospitals Methodology. This includes infection rates, maternity care and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors.

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