UMCPP Earns Horizon Recognition Award for Quality, Patient Safety
Jul 23, 2012
|Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ) presents a $250,000 Hospital Recognition Award to University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. Pictured, left to right: Walter H. Dryer, Hospital Account Executive, Horizon BCBSNJ; Robert A. Marino, Chairman and CEO, Horizon BCBSNJ; Barry S. Rabner, President and CEO, Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS); Mark Jones, President, UMCPP; and Linda Sieglen, MD, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, PHCS.
The quality and safety of clinical care at University Medical Center
of Princeton at Plainsboro earned a $250,000 recognition award from
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
The financial award was provided under Horizon BCBSNJ's Hospital
Recognition Program, which acknowledges network hospitals that
demonstrate high quality and safe patient outcomes.
The program results are based on surveys by The Leapfrog Group, a
Washington, D.C.-based coalition working to improve the safety, quality
and affordability of health care. Earlier this month, The Leapfrog Group
gave UMCPP an "A" grade in its first-ever release of Hospital Safety
Scores-a new, objective measure based on publicly reported data
regarding patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and
"Horizon's recognition reflects the culture of patient safety that
exists within our organization," said Barry S. Rabner, President and CEO
of Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS), a comprehensive system that
includes UMCPP. "Everyone in our hospital plays an important role in
creating a safe environment for our patients, and everyone has
consistently demonstrated a commitment to fulfilling those
responsibilities. Throughout the system, I am impressed by our staff and
their passion for the quality of care we provide."
Horizon BCBSNJ initiated the Hospital Recognition Program in 2006 to
promote safe, high-quality and effective hospital care. This is the
second consecutive year that PHCS received a $250,000 award for its
acute-care hospital services. Previously, that care was provided at the
former University Medical Center at Princeton. The Princeton hospital
was replaced by the state-of-the-art UMCPP, which opened May 22.
About University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro
A unit of Princeton HealthCare System, University Medical Center of
Princeton at Plainsboro opened in May 2012 as the hub of a 171-acre
health campus in Plainsboro, N.J. UMCPP is a University Hospital
Affiliate of the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New
Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a Clinical Research Affiliate
of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, an accredited oncology-teaching
program of the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (CoC)
and recipient of the CoC's Outstanding Achievement Award. Through a
partnership with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), UMCPP
offers enhanced pediatric services, with CHOP physicians working onsite
to provide pediatric emergency consultation, inpatient pediatric care
and neonatal care.