Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group

November 8, 2019

Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center is pleased to announce it was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Guide. The designation recognizes hospitals for efforts to protect patients from harm and provide safer health care.

“We are pleased to once again achieve an ‘A’ grade,” said Thomas Shanahan, chief hospital executive, Raritan Bay Medical Center. “Our commitment to serving our community is a true testament to the incredible work our team members put in each and every day.”

The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization, is 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 nationwide based on performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harm to patients in their care.

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to 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.

Additionally, Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge received a ‘B’ grade. For more information about Raritan Bay Medical Center, visit: https://www.rbmc.org/

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.