Eight Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Receive ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades
May 10, 2022
Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals Bayshore Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean University Medical Center, Old Bridge Medical Center, Palisades Medical Center, Pascack Valley Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center received spring 2022 “A” grades
May 10, 2020 – Edison, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is pleased to announce that eight of its hospitals received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes hospitals for their achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm or error in the hospital.
The following Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals have received “A” grades for spring 2022: Bayshore Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean University Medical Center, Old Bridge Medical Center, Palisades Medical Center, Pascack Valley Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center.
“I am incredibly proud of Hackensack Meridian Health’s hospitals for everything our team members are doing to enhance patient safety and provide high-quality, compassionate care,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “They have been fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and are working tirelessly to keep the patients and communities we serve healthy and safe. I want to congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership at these Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals for their sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. These communities should be proud.”
“Our team members are continuing to transform the way care is delivered by striving for excellence and enhancing quality and safety standards across the network. We are honored to receive this recognition and will continue to do everything we can to provide exceptional care to our patients,” said Jose Azar, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health.
To see each hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.