The Christ Hospital is one of 17 hospitals in the country to achieve this distinction.

The Christ Hospital Health Network Named a Leader in Care for People Living with Diabetes

The Christ Hospital is One of 17 Hospitals Across the Country with Distinction

Cincinnati (March 20, 2024) – The Christ Hospital Health Network has been named a Recognized Leader in Caring for People Living with Diabetes. This first-of-its-kind designation by The Leapfrog Group and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recognizes hospitals that meet the most rigorous standards for delivering safe, high-quality care to patients with diabetes. The Christ Hospital is one of just 17 hospitals across the United States to achieve this distinction and one of only two hospitals in Ohio.

“The Christ Hospital Health Network continues to be a leader in innovative care for people living with diabetes,” said Debbie Hayes, President & CEO of The Christ Hospital Health Network. “Our board-certified endocrinologists have extensive expertise and training to diagnose and treat this chronic illness that afflicts millions of Americans. This distinction shows our team has everything it takes to provide continuity of care for those seeking treatment for diabetes in Greater Cincinnati.”

2024 Recognized Leaders in Caring for People Living with Diabetes were assessed based on a comprehensive range of key indicators that demonstrate the highest level of staff training on caring for patients who have diabetes, including:

•Evaluating policies and protocols that support patient-centered care.

•Adherence to evidence-based guidelines in preparing patients for surgery as well as managing all diabetic patients in the hospital.

•Implementation of robust planning for high-risk diabetes patients from the day of admission to discharge and facilitating a seamless transition from hospital to home.

"There is an immense need to ensure hospitals provide safe, patient-centered care for all people who live with diabetes,” said Robert Gabbay, MD, Chief Scientific and Medical Officer at the American Diabetes Association. “Hospitals recognized through this program are leading the way."

“Eight million people living with diabetes are hospitalized each year in the United States, and a disturbing number of them experience safety breakdowns due to preventable medical errors,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This program is a powerful tool to promote facilities that can appropriately accommodate and safely manage care for these at-risk patients.”

For more information about The Christ Hospital Health Network’s approach to diabetes and meeting other important standards of care, visit Leapfrog’s Hospital and Surgery Center Ratings and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook and via its newsletter.

About The Christ Hospital Health Network

The Christ Hospital Health Network consists of an acute care hospital located in Mt. Auburn, a remote hospital location in Liberty Township, five ambulatory outpatient centers and dozens of medical offices throughout the region. For more than 130 years, The Christ Hospital has provided compassionate care to those it serves. Made up for more than 1,300 physicians and more than 6,500 team members, our mission is to improve the health of our community by providing exceptional outcomes in an affordable way. The Network was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 hospital in the Cincinnati Region and named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals list in 2024. It is also a Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award recipient, which recognizes top-performing healthcare organizations that achieve the 95th percentile or above of performance in patient experience.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. Leapfrog publishes letter grades for hospitals based on how safe they are for patients with the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. Leapfrog also sets standards for safety and quality and reports to the public through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey. Follow us on Twitter (@TheLeapfrogGroup), Facebook (The Leapfrog Group), LinkedIn (The Leapfrog Group)and Instagram (@TheLeapfrogGroup).

About the American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization fighting to bend the curve on the diabetes epidemic and help people living with diabetes thrive. For 83 years, the ADA has driven discovery and research to treat, manage, and prevent diabetes while working relentlessly for a cure. Through advocacy, program development, and education we aim to improve the quality of life for the over 136 million Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes has brought us together. What we do next will make us Connected for Life®. To learn more or to get involved, visit us at or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Join the fight with us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Spanish Facebook (Asociación Americana de la Diabetes), LinkedIn (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn), and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).