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Englewood Health Receives Leapfrog ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade

Englewood Health Receives Leapfrog ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade

One of five hospitals in New Jersey to have achieved an ‘A’ grade consecutively since fall 2019.

November 7, 2023 — Englewood Health has received an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for fall 2023. The ‘A’ rating is a national distinction that Englewood Health has achieved 21 times since The Leapfrog Group—an independent nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system—established the safety grade in 2012. The grade is released twice a year.

Englewood Health is among 30% of hospitals nationwide to achieve an ‘A’ for fall 2023, and among just five hospitals in New Jersey to have received an ‘A’ consecutively since fall 2019.

“We are honored to receive another ‘A’ rating from The Leapfrog Group,” stated Kathleen Kaminsky, MS, RN, NE-BC, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Englewood Health. “Our team consistently places patient safety at the forefront of our priorities. It is this unwavering commitment to providing safe, high-quality, and effective care that has led to our continued recognition with a top safety grade.”

Tina Bloemer, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CPHRM, FASHRM, vice president for quality at Englewood Health, emphasized, “Each member of our dedicated team, spanning every department, plays a pivotal role in upholding patient safety. Englewood Health remains committed to consistently developing and enhancing systems to safeguard our patients. Our team members work tirelessly to maintain these systems, and we are pleased to see that important work recognized with an ‘A’ grade.”

“Earning an ‘A’ Grade means Englewood Health made a true commitment to put patients first,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the leadership, Board, clinicians, staff and volunteers that all had a role to play in this achievement.”

The Leapfrog Group updates hospital safety grades twice annually, in the spring and fall. To see Englewood Health’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in hospitals, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.

Englewood Health Receives Leapfrog ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade

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