Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center Earns 2022 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety
ALBUQUERQUE, December 6, 2022 — Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center (HHNM) was named a Top Teaching Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group and is the only hospital in New Mexico to earn this distinction. This is the third consecutive “Top Teaching Hospital” designation for HHNM, highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality.
The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers recognized as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality.
“The Heart Hospital is proud to be among the small and elite group of Top Teaching Hospitals around the country,” said Brian Miller, chief operating officer of Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center. “We are dedicated to providing state-of-the art procedures and clinical trials to our patients, right here in New Mexico, delivering the highest quality of cardiology services to our community.”
Over 2,200 hospitals were considered for the award and only 115 hospitals were selected as Top Hospitals, including:
- 12 Top Children’s Hospitals
- 32 Top General Hospitals
- 13 Top Rural Hospitals
- 58 Top Teaching Hospitals
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2022 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
Whitney Marquez, Lovelace Health System
Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center
Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center is New Mexico’s only hospital dedicated exclusively to cardiovascular care, including the state’s only facility performing left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implants. The 55-bed facility, which features a state-of-the-art hybrid operating room where surgeons can perform advanced surgical services for cardiovascular patients, has become synonymous with high quality, technologically advanced cardiac care in the state. Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center was named a Top Teaching Hospital from 2020 - 2022 by Leapfrog Hospital Safety for its quality of care, including practices for safer surgery and capacity to prevent medication errors and has twice been named to The Best Hospital in America List for 2021 and 2022 (small teaching hospital category) by Money and the Leapfrog Group for its quality, safe care, a reputation for excellent patient experiences and an ethical approach to treatment. To learn more about the state-of-the-art treatment options, innovative health care providers and award-winning quality initiatives at Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center, visit hearthospitalnm.com.