The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, N.J., has achieved an A grade for patient safety for the third time from The Leapfrog Group.
“We are pleased and proud to once again be among the select group of hospitals to have received an ‘A for patient safety,” Mitchell Rubinstein, MD, the hospitals vice president of medical affairs, said in a news release. “This top grade is a reflection and a result of our longstanding focus on and commitment to patient safety and quality care.”
Hospitals nationwide received safety scores of A, B, C, D, or F based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections in a report released by The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national not-for-profit organization of employer purchasers of healthcare.
Of the 2,514 hospitals issued a safety score in the Leapfrog report, only 780 — roughly the top 31% — earned an A.
“Earning an A on the Hospital Safety Score demonstrates that this hospital has exhibited excellence in our national database of patient safety measures,” Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, was quoted in the release as saying. “Id like to congratulate The Valley Hospital for your achievements and encourage you to continue to put a priority on the safety of your patients.” •
@Editor’s note/to comment:FOR INFORMATION about hospital safety scores, visit HospitalSafetScore.org.