SHARE 801 11 COMMENTMORE

(WBIR) A national nonprofit gave East Tennessee Children's Hospital high marks on its annual list of top children's hospitals.

The Leapfrog Group recognized Children's for setting the highest standards in safety and quality. Children's was the only East Tennessee hospital on the list and only one of five hospitals in the state to receive the honor.

Top hospitals have lower infection rates, higher survival rates for high-risk procedures, decreased length of stay and fewer readmissions.

The nonprofit gives this award to the highest performing hospitals that take its voluntary survey.