Jersey City Medical Center has received an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. Jersey City Medical Center is the only hospital or medical center in Hudson County to receive the group’s top grade of ‘A’ for two consecutive times.
The Hospital Safety Score has become the national standard on hospital safety, with an “A” grade representing the safest hospitals in the United States.
The “A” score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety Score, with grades assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.
“We are extremely pleased to once again receive the top grade from The Leapfrog Group, which should give patients and their families confidence that they’re in good hands when they come to the Jersey City Medical Center,” said Joseph Scott, president and chief executive officer of Liberty Health, the operator of Jersey City Medical Center. “It’s also indicative of the hard work that our staff and doctors have and continue to put into make us an ‘A’ rated hospital.”
All hospital scores are available on the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and their loved ones during a hospital stay.