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Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus Receives Highest Score for Patient Safety

An A Rating from Leapfrog Group

Leapfrog Hospital Safety A GradeMonmouth Medical Center Southern Campus was awarded an “A” Hospital Safety Score rating by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

“We are honored to be recognized for an “A” rating in Safety and continue our journey of high reliability and outcomes for our patients and their families,” said Frank J. Vozos, MD, FACS, Chief Executive, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus and Executive Vice President, RWJBarnabas Health. “Our patients’ safety is what matters most, and I am proud of our continued commitment to accreditation and to positive outcomes as reflected in this accomplishment.”

Updated twice a year, in the spring and in the fall, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital rating focused exclusively on hospital safety. Its A, B, C, D or F letter grades are an easy way for consumers to choose the safest hospital to seek care and have quickly become the gold standard measure of patient safety. Developed under the guidance of a Blue-Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Safety Grade assigns letter grades based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.

The Leapfrog Group is a national watchdog organization focused on healthcare safety and quality. 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 grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this ‘A’.”

For more information on the Leapfrog Group and the fall 2019 scores, please visit: www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

About Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (MMCSC) is a fully accredited acute-care hospital located in Lakewood. An affiliate of RWJBarnabas Health, Monmouth South is a sister hospital to Monmouth Medical Center, a teaching hospital located in Long Branch. MMCSC introduced the first of its kind James and Sharon Maida Geriatrics Institute to the region, which provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for elders. MMCSC also offers convenient access to an array of outpatient services as well as the services of the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center. RWJBarnabas Health and MMCSC, 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.

For more information about Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, visit www.rwjbh.org/monmouthsouth.

CONTACT: Laurie Zalepka
732-886-4590
lauriea.zalepka@rwjbh.org