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Princeton Medical Center Earns Top Grade for Patient Safety

April 24, 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 working to promote safety, quality and affordability in health care.

PMC’s A grade was announced today in the Spring 2018 edition of the Hospital Safety Grades, a multifaceted rating published twice annually to evaluate approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Generally, only about one-third of those hospitals earn A’s.

The Leapfrog Group's peer-reviewed rating system factors in 27 separate performance 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.

"It takes a total team effort to earn an A," said Barry S. Rabner, President and CEO of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, a comprehensive healthcare system that includes PMC. "At Princeton Health, we are dedicated to exceptional performance in clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and patient safety, so we are pleased and proud to have received this high level of recognition 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 the No. 8 hospital in New Jersey and No. 17 in the entire New York metropolitan region in the magazine's 2017-2018 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
anwilliams@princetonhcs.org

 

 

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