Trinitas Earns “A” In Patient Safety

ELIZABETH — In a survey conducted among consumers by the Leap Frog Group, Trinitas was among 23 hospitals state-wide that achieved an “A” rating. A total of 70 hospitals in New Jersey were among those counted in the survey.

The Leap Frog scores and letter grades apply to all general acute care hospitals for which the organization obtained adequate data. Furthermore, the scores are based on public data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as well as information gathered independently from the Leap Frog Group Hospital Survey and/or the American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Survey.

The Leap Frog Group Hospital Safety Score Program grades hospitals nationwide on their overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. In the survey, 791 hospitals across the nation achieved “A” ratings, representing 30% of those surveyed.

“Trinitas has a long-standing commitment to patient safety as evidenced by our participation in the national hospital engagement network (HEN) initiative of the US Department of Health and Human Services,” explains Bernadette Pryor, MSN, MA, RN-BC, CPHQ, Director of Performance Improvement. “We have also had an impressive record of reduce central-line associated bloodstream (CLABS) infections. To see our vigilance reflected in these top scores is a testament to how we all strive to maintain patient safety and patient care as top priorities every day.”

“Trinitas Regional Medical Center is recognized as a national leader in CLABS infection prevention and as a medical center in the vanguard of patient safety. This consumer recognition as published in the Leap Frog survey is a great source of pride for our organization as we begin 2013,” summarizes Gray S. Horan, Trinitas Regional Medical Center President and CEO.

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