Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Earns 11th Leapfrog Safety Grade a From Leapfrog Group

Leapfrog Spring 2021Hamilton, NJ, April 30, 2021 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton was awarded with its 11th “A” Hospital Safety Score rating by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. This is the hospital’s eighth consecutive “A” rating.

“Being named the only Leapfrog A hospital in Mercer County demonstrates the commitment and intentional focus on safety and quality by all physicians and employees of RWJUH Hamilton. We understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, high-quality care,” said Richard Freeman, President and CEO, RWJUH Hamilton. “On behalf of our leadership team, I thank our staff for their continued commitment to providing the best- care with both clinical expertise and compassion especially during the immense challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of the Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but RWJUH Hamilton shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 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.

For more information on the Leapfrog Group and the Spring 2021 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.