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University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro Earns Top Grade for Patient Safety

Jun 6, 2012

The clinical care provided by University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP) received an “A” in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national nonprofit working to improve the safety, quality and affordability of healthcare.

Today’s announcement by The Leapfrog Group reported the results of the Hospital Safety Score, which is calculated using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections. More than 2,600 hospitals nationwide were evaluated, and only about one-fourth of those earned an “A” grade.

“This is a significant achievement for everyone in our organization,” said Barry S. Rabner, President and CEO of Princeton HealthCare System, a comprehensive healthcare system that includes UMCPP. “We have all been working for years to help our patients be as safe as possible. All of our employees understand how they contribute to creating a safe environment for our patients and are committed to what they do.”

Until last month, care was provided at the 93-year-old hospital campus in Princeton. The new UMCPP, near Route 1 in Plainsboro, opened on May 22.

“Our new state-of-the-art hospital was designed to provide our patients with the safest physical environment possible, so we believe we can do even better in the future,” Mr. Rabner said. “Now, we are going for an A+.”

The Leapfrog Group, based in Washington, D.C., is a partnership of major private and public employers and other large purchases of health coverage. For more information on the Hospital Safety Scores, click here.

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.

For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org.