RWJUH Hamilton Earns Ninth “A” Hospital Safety Grade

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade Spring 2020 LogoRobert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton was awarded with “A” Hospital Safety Score ratings for Spring 2019 by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. This is the hospital’s ninth “A” Hospital Safety Score. The Leapfrog Group’s also recognized RWJUH Hamilton as one of the country’s Top General Hospitals in 2018 and 2019.

“Earning this ninth ‘A’ grade demonstrates the commitment and intentional focus on safety and quality by all physicians and employees of RWJUH Hamilton. This achievement recognizes the high-quality care we deliver to our patients and their families every day and it’s especially rewarding as our care teams and staff work around the clock on the frontlines to defeat COVID-19,” says Richard Freeman, President and Chief Executive Officer, RWJUH Hamilton. “Safety is a core value and number one priority. Achieving an ‘A’ grade reflects our commitment to providing the safest quality care to our patients and their families.”

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.

“As the Nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for RWJUH Hamilton. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”

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

About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton
Located in Hamilton Township, NJ, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, serves communities within a five-county area and includes an acute care hospital, cancer center, affiliated medical group, Lakeview Child Centers and the RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center. RWJBarnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, 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, visit us at www.RWJBH.org/Hamilton.

About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.