ELIZABETH — New Jersey Trinitas Regional Medical Center was recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The top “A” score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, which assigns scores to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents, and infections.
“Trinitas’ recognition as a leader in such a vitally important area as patient safety is a testament to the diligence of our entire healthcare team. Each of our 2,700 employees and 500 physicians shares this dedication, and are equally deserving of this award,” explained Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President & Chief Executive Officer of Trinitas.
“Earning an ‘A’ on the Hospital Safety Score demonstrates that this hospital has exhibited excellence in our national database of patient safety measures,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I’d like to congratulate Trinitas Regional Medical Center for your achievements and encourage you to continue to put a priority on the safety of your patients.”
To see Trinitas’ scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, which provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay. Local hospitals’ scores are also available on the free mobile app, available at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.
Calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s nine-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors.
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