Princeton Health News

Princeton Medical Center Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety

November 9, 2018
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Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center (PMC) has earned an “A” in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting safety, quality and value in health care.

PMC’s grade was announced today as part of the Fall 2018 edition of the Hospital Safety Grade, a comprehensive rating published twice annually to evaluate approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide on how well they protect patients from preventable errors, injuries and infections.

The Leapfrog Group's peer-reviewed rating system factors in 28 separate measures from three sources: the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); the voluntary annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey; and patient experience surveys known as HCAHPS—or Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.

“At PMC and throughout the Penn Medicine Princeton Health system, we are committed to delivering an exceptional patient experience and the highest quality of care that we can,” said Princeton Health President and CEO Barry S. Rabner. “We are gratified to receive another A from The Leapfrog Group.”

In addition to its A grade from The Leapfrog Group, PMC is recognized as a Best Regional Hospital in central New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report, ranking as a top 10 hospital in New Jersey and a top 20 hospital in the entire New York metropolitan region in the magazine's 2018-2019 hospital ratings. PMC also has achieved Magnet® status, the highest institutional recognition available for nursing excellence.

About Penn Medicine Princeton Health

Penn Medicine Princeton Health is one of the most comprehensive healthcare systems in New Jersey, providing acute care hospital services through Princeton Medical Center; behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health; in-home nursing, rehabilitation and hospice care through Princeton HomeCare; primary and specialty care through Princeton Medicine Physicians; ambulatory surgery and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org. Penn Medicine Princeton Health is part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), which, together with the University of Pennsylvania’s Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, forms Penn Medicine, one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research and excellence in patient care.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Andy Williams, 609-252-8785
andrew.williams3@PennMedicine.Upenn.edu



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