Monmouth Medical Center Receives Highest Score for Patient Safety

Earns 13th Consecutive A Rating from Leapfrog Group

April 29, 2021, Long Branch, NJ – Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) was awarded an “A” Hospital Safety Score ratings by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, in results announced publicly April 29. It is the only hospital in the region to receive an “A” Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group for 13 consecutive rating periods.

“Monmouth Medical Center is proud to deliver the highest quality care and safest experience for our patients and employees, and I am exceedingly proud that our A score in this latest update to the Hospital Safety Scores was earned as we continue to face the unparalleled challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic,” says said Eric Carney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus. During this unprecedented time, Monmouth Medical we have implemented numerous safeguards and taken extra precautions to provide a safe environment for our patients and staff while we continue to provide the most advanced and compassionate care.”

“It’s gratifying to be nationally recognized for the high quality of care provided by our physicians and hospital staff” he adds. “Despite the extraordinary challenges that surround us, the Monmouth Medical Center team has demonstrated a continued commitment to patient safety and the reduction of avoidable harm as a High Reliability Organization.”

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.

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