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Thursday, July 18, 2019

(Courtesy of RWJ Barnabas) For the 15th consecutive time, Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston was awarded an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. Saint Barnabas is the only hospital in a seven-state area, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island and Maryland, to have achieved straight A’s since the survey began in 2012.

“Patient safety is a core value and our number-one priority at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. We are proud to be among the elite group of 41 hospitals nationally recognized for our intentional focus on patient safety and high-quality healthcare for our patients and their families,” said Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, president and CEO, Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “Through our high reliability journey, we are committed to achieving excellence for the individuals and communities we serve.”

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 the grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

“Hospitals that have earned an “A” grade for every cycle of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade are making patient safety the priority it needs to be in every hospital in the United States,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The leadership at Saint Barnabas Medical Center is committed to putting patients first, every minute of every day.”

To see more details on Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Hospital Safety Grade and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

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