PHCS News

Straight A’s in Patient Safety for University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro

Oct 23, 2013

University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP) has earned another "A" in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit working to improve the safety, quality and affordability of health care.

The top grade was awarded as part of The Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Score, which is calculated twice yearly based on data related to preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. UMCPP has earned straight A's since the grades were first published in June 2012.

"Patient safety is our first priority at the hospital and throughout Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS)," said PHCS President and CEO Barry S. Rabner. "Our patients need to know that they can trust in the safety and quality of care that we provide. And the Hospital Safety Score is one of the best independent, expert evaluations available."

In addition to receiving The Leapfrog Group's top grade, UMCPP has earned The Joint Commission's designation as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for two years in a row and achieved Magnet® status, the highest institutional recognition available for nursing excellence. UMCPP is one of 393 Magnet-recognized organizations, which represents less than 5 percent of all hospitals nationwide.

About Princeton HealthCare System
Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org.

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