Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply? Is there a cost?

No, there is no cost to apply. Any adult or general acute care hospital or specialty hospital that cares for adult inpatients and submits a Leapfrog Hospital Survey will be able to access and complete the application.

What is assessed?

The application includes questions that measure care on admission to the hospital, during the hospital stay, and at discharge. For the full list of measures, please see our Key Indicators for Recognition. This information will be coupled with applicable measures from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, as well as the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, for those eligible.

What patients are included?

All adult patients seeking inpatient care that are living with diabetes are included. This also includes those that visit the hospital for care other than the treatment of their diabetes.

When will the materials and online application be available?

Applications are now open for the 2025 Recognized Leader in Caring for People Living with Diabetes program. Materials can be accessed on the Application Materials webpage.

What is the deadline for the application?

The deadline to submit the application for the 2025 Recognized Leader in Caring for People Living with Diabetes program is November 30, 2024. More information about application deadlines can be found on the Application Deadlines webpage.

When will the recognition be awarded?

The recognition for 2025 Leaders in Diabetes will be awarded in spring 2025.

How will hospitals be recognized?

A badge will be given to only the top performers and displayed on Leapfrog’s public reporting website, Hospitals that do not meet the criteria will not be identified.

How can patients get involved?

Patients can use this template to mail a letter to your local hospital CEO(s) asking them to participate in this program and demonstrate their commitment to excellence. 

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