Princeton Baptist Medical Center Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeNov 7, 2019
Princeton Baptist Medical Center today announced it earned an ‘A’ for the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction, recognizing the hospital’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“We are very pleased to receive an ‘A’ from Leapfrog, as their findings confirm that our mission to deliver exceptional healthcare to every person we have the privilege to serve must include systems that consistently concentrate on patient safety. This award - along with our recent Best Hospitals recognition by US News & World Report - underscores our focus on patient safety and the quality of care we provide at Princeton Baptist Medical Center,” stated CEO, Mike Neuendorf.
“A grade hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Princeton Baptist Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ grade today when Leapfrog announced grades for the fall 2019 update. To see the hospital’s full grade details, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.