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Saint Barnabas Medical Center 1 of Only 36 Hospitals in the U.S. Recognized for Consecutive ‘A’s’ in Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group

For the 16th consecutive time, Saint Barnabas Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade, released today. Saint Barnabas is the only hospital in a seven-state area, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island and Maryland, to have achieved straight As since the survey began in 2012.

“Patient safety is the priority at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Achieving straight A’s for the 16th time in a row is indicative of our unwavering focus on safety and quality for our patients and their families. We are extremely proud of our entire healthcare team and their commitment and dedication to being a High Reliability Organization with outstanding outcomes,” said Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, President and CEO.

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.

“‘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.”

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.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center has also been recognized by U.S. News Report as a Best Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report for Diabetes and Gynecology and as high performing in treating Colon Cancer, Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Neurology and Neurosurgery.

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