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Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s Germantown Hospital was recently recognized as a Top Teaching Hospital, an award given by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization that works to ensure healthcare quality and safety.

The honor is only given to hospitals the demonstrate the highest level of healthcare in very specific criteria, including hospital infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and preventing medical errors.

More than 2,200 hospitals across the United States were considered for the award, and Le Bonheur was recognized as the only hospital in Tennessee to receive the honor. In total, 48 hospitals were selected as Top Teaching Hospitals.

In a press release published by Methodist Le Bonheur, CEO Michael Ugwueke said the hospital was delighted to receive the award from The Leapfrog Group.

“We are honored to receive this competitive award that truly recognizes our unwavering commitment to provide our patients with the safest and highest quality care,” Ugwueke said.

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is a historically Methodist hospital founded more than 100 years ago by John M. Sherard, Sr, a  farmer and Methodist Church layperson from the North Mississippi Conference. Since 1918, the hospital has been serving the Mississippi Delta region of Eastern Arkansas, West Tennessee, and Northern Missippi with quality healthcare.

For more information on The Leapfrog Group award, read the press release on Methodist Le Bonheur’s website.