Monmouth Medical Center Receives Highest Score for Patient Safety

Earns 14th Consecutive A Rating from Leapfrog Group

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November 10, 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 November 10. It is the only hospital in the region to receive an “A” Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group for 14 consecutive rating periods.

“Our 14 consecutive ‘A’ grades demonstrate the commitment and intentional focus on safety and quality by all of our caregivers and recognizes the high-quality care we deliver to our patients and their families every day,” said Eric Carney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Monmouth Medical Center, and Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus. “We understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, effective care and that is why we have made a commitment to positive outcomes through evidence-based care processes. We thank our staff for their continued dedication in providing the highest quality care with both clinical expertise and compassion, and are especially proud to achieve our latest consecutive A’s during the immense challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“An ‘A’ safety grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Monmouth Medical Center for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”

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 fall 2021 scores, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.