About Us

"The Leapfrog Group is one of the few organizations approaching health care improvement with the boldness required to actually change things."

- Dianne Stollenwerk, Patients' View 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 more than 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. 

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Leapfrog's 15 year history

Our programs

Leapfrog Hospital Survey

A voluntary survey on safety, quality, and resource use completed by more than 1,800 hospitals annually.

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Hospital Safety Score

Consumer-friendly letter grade system evaluating over 2,500 hospitals on how well they keep patients safe from harm.

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Leapfrog Value-Based Purchasing Platform

A pay-for-performance program using data from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

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Our members drive our work

Our Members include Fortune 100 companies, consumer advocacy groups, and over 30 regional business coalitions on health. When you stand with Leapfrog, you stand for transparency, value, and excellence.

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