May 3, 2023 RWJBarnabas Health Earns High Spring 2023 Patient Safety Scores from Leapfrog Group

Four RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Receive “A” Rating

Leapfrog A Hospital Safety Grade Spring 2023West Orange, NJ, May 3, 2023 – Four 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. The A-rated hospitals include Community Medical Center in Toms River, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch which is the only hospital in the southern region to receive an “A” for 17 consecutive rating periods, Monmouth Medical Center South Campus in Lakewood, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Rahway.

Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Jersey City Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, RWJUH, RWJUH Hamilton and RWJUH Somerset in Somerville all received a “B” rating.

“At RWJBarnabas Health, safety is the number one priority for everyone that comes through the doors,” said Andy Anderson, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical and Quality Officer at RWJBarnabas Health. "The hard-working staff at each facility, who day in and day out provide the best patient-centered care, also demonstrate clinical expertise and compassion. This has helped us achieve well-deserved high ratings across the system.”

“The Leapfrog ratings reflect the staff and system’s commitment to providing the highest quality of care for patients,” said Eric Carney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus. “Earning 17 consecutive ‘A’ ratings showcases the commitment both physicians and staff demonstrate on a daily basis. We are proud to continue to deliver the best care possible to every patient.”

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.

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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.

Carrie Cristello