UMCP Earns Hospital Recognition Award

Jul 15, 2014

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ) presents its Hospital Recognition Award to University Medical Center of Princeton. Pictured, left to right: Kathleen Ryan, Director of Nursing and Peri-operative Services, Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS); Jill Van Rooyen, Horizon BCBSNJ Network Hospital Specialist; Michelle Merchant, Manager, Horizon BCBSNJ Network Relations; Barry S. Rabner, PHCS President and CEO; James Albano, Vice President of Network Management and Horizon Healthcare Innovations, Horizon BCBSNJ; ; Dr. Steven Peskin, Senior Medical Director Clinical Innovations, Horizon Healthcare Innovations, Horizon BCBSNJ; and Dr. Eliane Schwartz, Horizon BCBSNJ Medical Director.

The safety and quality of care at University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) has earned a recognition award from Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ) for the fourth consecutive year.

The $234,700 Hospital Recognition Award was presented recently to Barry S. Rabner, President and CEO of Princeton HealthCare System, which includes UMCP.

“This recognition demonstrates our organizational commitment to exceptional patient care,” Mr. Rabner said. “It is the talent and passion of our dedicated physicians, nurses and staff members that makes great results possible. That passion is reflected in the outstanding quality of care we provide and also in our patient satisfaction results, which are among the highest in the country for inpatient services.”

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, UMCP received an "A" grade in The Leapfrog Group's most recent Hospital Safety Score, which is published twice yearly based on data related to preventable errors, injuries, accidents and infections. UMCP has earned all A’s since the grading began in the spring of 2012.

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