Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Receive an ‘A’ for Patient Safety

Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to announce that Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Bayshore Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center received an “A’’ grade for their commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S, according to The Leapfrog Group, a national non-profit health care ratings organization.

“We are proud to receive “A’’ grades from The Leapfrog Group for four of our hospitals, which is evidence of the outstanding efforts made by our clinical and quality teams to improve patient safety and clinical quality throughout our network,’’ said Robert C. Garrett, co-CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health.

Hackensack Meridian Health is committed to producing the best outcomes by implementing high reliability tools and behaviors in every level of care provided throughout the network.

“We are committed to becoming a learning organization in which quality and safety is everyone’s job. We believe it’s reflected in our scores,” said Carol Barsky, M.D. MBA, senior vice president and chief quality officer.

“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and injuries,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.”

Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals’ full grades, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.

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