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Saint Barnabas Medical Center Only 1 of 42 Hospitals in the United States to Achieve Straight “A’s” in Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group

(Livingston, NJ, November 8, 2018) – Saint Barnabas Medical Center achieved straight ‘A’s’ for the 14th consecutive time in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade, released today. “Being named one of only 42 hospitals in the United States to receive 14 consecutive ‘A’ grades demonstrates the commitment and intentional focus on safety and quality by all physicians and employees of Saint Barnabas Medical Center. This achievement recognizes the high quality care we deliver to our patients and their families every day,” said Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, President and CEO, Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “We are honored to be recognized and understand our responsibility and dedication to our continued journey of high reliability and exemplar outcomes for our patients and their families,” he said.

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.

“Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s continued success in achieving an ‘A’ rating is evidence that the organization places an emphasis on protecting patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections. We are inspired by Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s leadership and patient safety,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

To see more details on Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Hospital Safety Grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

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