May 15, 2019
Raritan Bay Perth Amboy receives an ‘A’ and Raritan Bay Old Bridge a ‘B’ for the Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy received an ‘A’ and Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge a ‘B’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designations recognize Raritan Bay Medical Center’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
“Maintaining the safety of our patients is a priority at Raritan Bay Medical Center,” said Raritan Bay Medical Center Chief Hospital Executive Thomas Shanahan, CPA. “I’m proud of all our team members’ efforts to safeguard our patients from harm. We will continue to closely monitor our processes and work to enhance practices to ensure all patients continue to receive high-quality health care.”
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
To see Raritan Bay Medical Center’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.