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RWJ Somerset Earns 8th "A" Patient Safety Rating

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, 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. It is the hospital’s eighth “A” rating. In 2018, the hospital was one of only 53 hospitals nationwide honored by the Leapfrog Group as a Top Small Teaching Hospital.

“RWJUH Somerset is committed to achieving the highest levels of quality in the care we deliver to our community and this recognition from the Leapfrog Group is a testament to the work of a very talented and dedicated team and staff,” said Tony Cava, President and Chief Executive Officer, RWJUH Somerset.

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 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset’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.

For more information about Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, go to www.rwjbh.org/somerset.