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Jersey City Medical Center Receives National Recognition and its Thirteenth ‘A’ for Patient Safety

Jersey City, NJ– The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization, announced that Jersey City Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, received an ‘A’ grade for quality and patient safety in its Fall 2018 reporting period. This marks the thirteenth time that the hospital has received the highest patient safety rating from the Leapfrog Group since 2012.

“The Leapfrog Group’s “A” rating means that Jersey City Medical Center is one of the safest and highest caliber hospitals in the country,” said Michael Prilutsky, President and CEO, Jersey City Medical Center. “It gives me great pride to see our staff recognized nationally, and I thank our dedicated employees, physicians and volunteers for putting our patients first and making every effort to deliver the highest quality and safest care possible.”

Nationally Recognized Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

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 the grades to more than 2,600 U.S. 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 more details on Jersey City Medical Center’s Hospital Safety Grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

For more information about Jersey City Medical Center, please visit www.rwjbh.org/jerseycitymedicalcenter.

About Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC): The Jersey City Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is a modern 316-bed Leapfrog top teaching hospital located on a campus overlooking the Statue of Liberty and NY Harbor. JCMC is a state-designated Regional Trauma Center with more than 16,000 admissions and 90,000 Emergency Department visits annually. JCMC, a not-for-profit hospital, has received an “A” safety score for thirteen reporting periods since 2012; is a state-designated stroke center; a regional comprehensive cardiac center; a perinatal intensive care center; and a regional level 3 neonatal intensive care unit for critically ill newborns. JCMC, a provider of Advanced Life Support for Hudson County, provides 911 Medical Call Screening for Hudson County and operates one of the state’s busiest EMS systems. Jersey City Medical Center also is a major provider of behavioral health services, including 24/7 psychiatric emergency/crisis screening programs. The hospital has been awarded the Magnet Certification for Nursing Excellence three consecutive times, making JCMC the only hospital in Hudson, Essex or Union counties to achieve this honor. Jersey City Medical Center is conveniently located near major highways, PATH, bus and light rail stops on campus.

Contact: Veronica Lavarro / (201) 912-5143 / Veronica.Lavarro@rwjbh.org