What you need to know
Five Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals were 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.
The following Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals received ‘A’ grades
- Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune
- Ocean Medical Center, Brick
- Pascack Valley Medical Center, Westwood
- Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy
- Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank
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.