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Patient Safety Recognized as Top Priority at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

 

November 2, 2016 – Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has earned the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade “A” for the 10th consecutive time since 2012, making it one of only three hospitals in New Jersey and one of 72 hospitals in the nation to earn straight “A’s.”

The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog organization, recently announced its fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a biannual letter grade assigned to more than 2,600 hospitals in the nation.

“We are very proud to receive our 10th consecutive Safety Grade “A” from the Leapfrog Group, which reflects our commitment to meeting the highest care standards and prioritizing patient safety,” said Warren Geller, president and CEO of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.

Using 30 evidence-based measures of patient safety, The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is calculated by top patient safety experts. The rating system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

“Earning Straight ‘A’s’ in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a remarkable achievement and testament to a hospital’s ongoing vigilance and commitment to patient safety,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We thank Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for being an example of excellence in preventing harm to patients.”

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