UMCPP Earns Horizon Recognition for Quality, Patient Safety

Jun 18, 2013
Horizon BCBSNJ presents Recognition Award to University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. Pictured, left to right: Michelle Merchant, Hospital Relations Manager, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ); Jim Albano, Vice President, Network Management and Horizon Healthcare Innovations, Horizon BCBSNJ; Linda F. Sieglen, MD, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS); Mark Jones, President, University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, Senior Vice President, PHCS; Kevin Conlin, Executive Vice President, Healthcare Management, Horizon BCBSNJ; Barry S. Rabner, President and CEO, PHCS; Walter Dryer, Hospital Account Executive, Horizon BCBSNJ.

For the third year in a row, the safety and quality of care at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP) has earned a recognition award from Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ).

The $225,312 award—presented this month to Barry S. Rabner, President and CEO of Princeton HealthCare System, which includes UMCPP—was granted through Horizon BCBSNJ's Hospital Recognition Program, established in 2006 to acknowledge network hospitals that demonstrate high quality and safe patient outcomes.

"This latest recognition by Horizon reflects our continuing commitment to clinical excellence and patient safety," Mr. Rabner said. "There is a passion and dedication for patient care that begins with our exceptional medical staff and Magnet-recognized nurses and resonates throughout the organization."

Horizon BCBSNJ's recognition awards reflect hospitals' performance 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 year, The Leapfrog Group gave UMCPP an "A" grade in its most recent Hospital Safety Score—an objective measure based on publicly reported data regarding patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections.

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