Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Earns High Patient Safety Scores from Leapfrog Group

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Receives Its 10th Safety Grade “A”

Hamilton, NJ, December 21, 2020 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton was awarded a Grade “A” Hospital Safety Score rating by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. For seven consecutive ratings periods, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has been awarded this safety grade; the fall 2020 Safety Grade “A” marks the hospital’s 10th in total over the 12 years The Leapfrog Group has been issuing safety grades.


“Keeping our patients safe and providing the best possible care is our top priority at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton. Our efforts, as part of our journey to becoming a High Reliability Organization (HRO) are demonstrated with this Safety Grade A,” said Richard Freeman, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton. “We would like to thank the staff, volunteers, patients and donors for working with us to ensure safety, especially as we continue to fight though the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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.

Joan Bercari, MSN, RN, Vice President Quality and Patient Safety says, “Our Leapfrog Safety Grade A validates the high level of quality patient care. It is a true testament to our hospital and our staff.”

For more information on the Leapfrog Group and the fall 2020 scores, please visit: www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.