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 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, 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 less than 20 years, The Leapfrog Group has grown exponentially—now reporting data on almost 2,000 hospitals, with regional partnerships in 36 states. We kick-started a national campaign to reduce early elective deliveries, launched a pay-for-performance program, and designed the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade 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 over 2,000 hospitals annually.

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Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Consumer-friendly letter grade system evaluating more than 2,600 hospitals on how well they keep patients safe from harm.

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Leapfrog Value-Based Purchasing Program

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

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Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey

A new voluntary survey for ASCs to report on the quality and safety of the care they provide.

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