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Jersey City Medical Center Earns 14th "A" Patient Safety Rating

Leapfrog Spring 2019 LogoJersey City Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has earned an “A” Hospital Safety Score – the highest patient safety rating - from The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization. The latest scores is a significant moment for the hospital, marking the hospital’s 14th A-rating.

“This recognition is a testament to the tremendous team efforts of our entire staff, who work together to deliver our patients premier care,” said Michael Prilutsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jersey City Medical Center. “We are committed to achieving the highest levels of quality in both care and education at Jersey City Medical Center.”

Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see Jersey City Medical Center’s score as it compares nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay.

About Jersey City Medical Center:
The Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is a modern 316-bed teaching hospital located on a campus overlooking the Statue of Liberty and NY Harbor, conveniently located near major highways, PATH, bus and light rail stops on campus. A not-for-profit hospital, JCMC is a state-designated Regional Trauma Center with more than 16,000 admissions and 90,000 Emergency Department visits annually. JCMC has been redesignated the Magnet Certification for Nursing Excellence for a third consecutive time in 2017, the only medical center in Hudson, Essex or Union counties to achieve this honor, and has received the highest-grade level “A” for safety for 14 reporting periods since 2012. RWJBarnabas Health and Jersey City Medical Center, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey - the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center - brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside you, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials. The medical center is also 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, runs 911 Medical Call Screening for Hudson County and operates one of the state’s busiest EMS systems. In addition, Jersey City Medical Center is a major provider of behavioral health services, including 24/7 psychiatric emergency/crisis screening programs.

CONTACT: Sharon Ambis
551-229-3506
Sharon.Ambis@rwjbh.org