April 18, 2017
Hackensack Meridian Health announced that Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical received the highest-possible safety score, an “A” grade, from The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score initiative. Hackensack Meridian Health is implementing high reliability tools and behaviors to improve patient outcomes and deliver an excellence unsurpassed human experience, and continues to expand and implement those strategies across the entire network. High reliability is reducing errors through the practice of mindfulness and shared accountability. A high reliability organization operates in a complex and high-risk environment that delivers exceptionally safe and consistently high-quality service and care over time. Other Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals including Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Mountainside Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center’s in Perth Amboy and Old Bridge and Pascack Valley Medical Center received a “B” letter grade. Palisades Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center received a “C” letter grade.