Nov 16, 2022 RWJBarnabas Health Earns High Patient Safety Scores from Leapfrog Group

Monmouth Medical Center Receives 16th Consecutive “A” Rating

West Orange, NJ, November 16, 2022 – Three RWJBarnabas Health facilities were awarded with “A” Hospital Safety Score ratings by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. Among the A-rated hospitals is Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch which is the only hospital in the southern region to receive an “A” for 16 consecutive rating periods. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton and RWJUH Rahway also received an “A” rating.

Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center; Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, RWJUH New Brunswick and RWJUH Somerset all received a “B” rating.

“Safety is a core value and number one priority across our system, and we are proud that our ratings reflect our commitment to providing quality patient-centered care,” said Andy Anderson, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical and Quality Officer at RWJBarnabas Health. “I’d like to thank our staff for their hard work and dedication in providing the best-in class care with both clinical expertise and compassion, especially as we still continue to face challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“It is our responsibility to deliver the safest, most high-quality care to our patients and their families every day,” said Eric Carney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Monmouth Medical Center. “Earning 16 consecutive ‘A’ ratings is a testament to the unwavering commitment our physicians and staff demonstrate daily to consistently deliver the very best care to our patients.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 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 fall 2022 scores, please visit: hospitalsafetyscore.org.

About RWJBarnabas Health

RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering eight counties with five million people. The system includes twelve acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton in Hamilton, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway in Rahway, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville; Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth; three acute care children's hospitals; Children’s Specialized Hospital, including a network of outpatient centers; a behavioral health center and the state’s largest behavioral health network; two trauma centers; a satellite emergency department; ambulatory care centers; geriatric centers; comprehensive home care and hospice programs; fitness and wellness centers; retail pharmacy services; an affiliated medical group; multi-site imaging centers; and two accountable care organizations.

RWJBarnabas Health is among New Jersey’s largest private employers – with more than 38,000 employees and 9,000 physicians – and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBarnabas Health, in partnership with Rutgers University, is New Jersey’s largest academic health care system. The collaboration aligns RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers’ education, research, and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.

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 and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC 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.

Contact
Carrie Cristello
973-322-4642
Carrie.Cristello@rwjbh.org