Eight Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group for Fall 2022   

Eight Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group for Fall 2022

November 16, 2022

Network receives most ‘A’ grades out of any health system in New Jersey

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network announced today eight of its network hospitals received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, making up over 25% of all New Jersey hospitals receiving an ‘A’ grade for Fall 2022. This national distinction celebrates achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.

The following Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals have received “A” grades for spring 2022: Bayshore Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Old Bridge Medical Center, Palisades Medical Center, Pascack Valley Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center.

“Hackensack Meridian Health prides itself on operating the safest hospitals in New Jersey,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, chief executive officer of Hackensack Meridian Health “I am proud of our teams who understand and implement our patient-first practices with the precision and expertise required to ensure we surpass safety expectations at each level of care. It is an honor to know the communities we serve can continue to rely on our hospitals for the highest quality, most compassionate care in the state.”

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. 

View each hospital’s full grade details at www.hospitalsafetygrade.org

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