Since 2008, Leah Binder has served as President & CEO of The Leapfrog Group, an award-winning national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., representing employers and other purchasers of health care calling for improved safety and quality in hospitals. She is a regular contributor to, Harvard Business Review, and other publications, and consistently cited among the most influential people and top women in healthcare. Through annual surveys, the Leapfrog Group collects data from hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers on the quality of care. Leapfrog also grades hospitals on how safe they are, a bold initiative experts estimate resulted in saving over 40,000 lives a year since 2017. Before joining Leapfrog, Leah was vice president for a nationally noted rural health system in Farmington, Maine; and prior to that served as senior policy advisor in the New York City Mayor’s Office. She started her career at the National League for Nursing. She has a bachelors from Brandeis and two master’s degrees from University of Pennsylvania. She lives in the Washington, DC, area with her husband and two sons

Authored by Leah Binder, M.A., MGA