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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey Earns an “A” Grade for Safety and Quality - Top National Recognition for Safety and Quality

Newark, NJ (November 8, 2018) – Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has earned a grade ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit Hospital Watchdog organization.

“Receiving an “A” grade from the Leapfrog Group is a reflection of our steadfast commitment to safety and the delivery of excellent patient care. Safety is truly a part of our DNA, and we are continually evaluating our processes and refining our initiatives to ensure that we are providing the highest quality, safest care to our patients and their families”, said Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.

“When we place the safety of our patients and families first we are able to achieve tremendous clinical milestones and offer our patients the world-class care they deserve,” said Denise Shepherd, MA, RN, VP of Quality and Safety at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.

In recent years, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey has made notable improvements to patient care by cutting emergency wait times in half, creating a completely private-room postpartum unit with more than a dozen renovated rooms, expanding its clinical offerings and embarking on successful patient safety campaigns. The hospital has also achieved enviable milestones such as performing more than 1,000 heart transplants, only 12 centers in the country have performed as many.

The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see more details on Newark Beth Israel and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey’s performance and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.

To learn more about Newark Beth Israel’s history of providing safe, high quality care visit https://www.rwjbh.org/newark-beth-israel-medical-center/about/quality-awards/.

Media Contact: Linda Kamateh
Phone: 973-926-7531
Email: linda.kamateh@rwjbh.org
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