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University Medical Center of Princeton Earns Top Grade in Patient Safety

May 5, 2014
The clinical care at University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) 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. UMCP has earned all A's since the grades were first published in June 2012.

"We are very proud that we have earned straight A's from an organization dedicated to helping individuals and organizations make informed choices about their healthcare," said Barry S. Rabner, President and CEO of Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS), which includes UMCP. "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, UMCP has earned The Joint Commission's designation as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for three years in a row and achieved Magnet® status, the highest institutional recognition available for nursing excellence. UMCP is one of only 395 Magnet-recognized organizations nationwide.

According to Press Ganey, the company that conducts patient experience surveys for PHCS, inpatient satisfaction at UMCP ranks in the top 1 percent of the 44 hospitals in New Jersey that participate with Press Ganey. Across the United States, UMCP ranks among the top 1 percent of 722 participating hospitals that have 100 beds or more.

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, 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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