Secaucus mayor touts Hudson Regional Hospital’s ‘A’ rating from safety watchdog

Mayor Michael Gonnelli is proud of how far the hospital has come in just four years

Hudson Regional Hospital has received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade rating for fall 2022 from healthcare watchdog organization Leapfrog. According to HRH, this is a result of the tireless efforts of staff and leadership to overcome poor ratings or non-involvement in the survey by previous management.

Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli touted the “A” rating of the hospital at 55 Meadowlands Parkway. He noted the hospital has come a long way in recent years from where it was when it was called the Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center.

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“On behalf of the Town of Secaucus I want to congratulate Hudson Regional Hospital on becoming a LeapFrog Grade A acute care facility,” Gonnelli said. “Rising from a D to an A in just four years is a significant and noteworthy accomplishment that we know required substantial investment, hard work, and dedication. We are proud to be the host community for such an esteemed hospital.”

HRH’s leadership began participating with Leapfrog upon taking over the facility in January 2018. According to HRH, they did this despite knowing that a two-year lag between data collection and analysis would result in initially receiving the D-ratings that were consistent with the hospital’s performance in the past.

“We are thankful to everyone on our staff whose teamwork made this happen,” said Yan Moshe, chairman of the Board for Hudson Regional Hospital.

HRH said it has demonstrated steady improvement and a commitment to “providing the public with safe medical care.”

“HRH has committed since Day One, to providing the highest quality of care to our community,” said Dr. Nizar Kifaieh, MD, MBACPE, FACEP, President and CEO for Hudson Regional Hospital.

“We have acquired cutting-edge technology combined with top talent providers and staff to achieve those goals,” Kifaieh said. “I am proud of our HRH family of doctors, nurses, administrators, technicians, and all staff who have shown their commitment to improvement over the past five years and will continue to do so in the future.”

Meanwhile, in comparison to other fall 2022 grades from hospitals in Hudson County, Hackensack Meridian Health’s Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen also got an “A.” RWJBarnabas Health’s Jersey City Medical Center got a “B.” CarePoint Health’s Bayonne Medical Center got a “C,” Christ Hospital got a “C,” and Hoboken University Medical Center got a “C.”

Compared to their spring grades, every other hospital remained at the same grade. However, HRH jumped from a “B” up to an “A.”

For updates on this and other stories, check www.hudsonreporter.com and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Daniel Israel can be reached at disrael@hudsonreporter.com.

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