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Hackensack Hospital Receives Eighth Consecutive 'A' Safety Score

Hackensack University Medical Center President Robert Garrett.
Hackensack University Medical Center President Robert Garrett. Photo Credit: HUMC

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Hackensack University Medical Center has maintained its "A" Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization. 

The "A" score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, and is the eighth consecutive "A" rating received since The Leapfrog Group implemented the biannual rating system in 2012. 

“We are proud to receive this "A" rating from such an esteemed organization as The Leapfrog Group,” said Robert Garrett, president and chief executive officer of the Hackensack University Health Network. “This rating is a clear reflection of the high-quality, clinically-excellent healthcare we provide at HackensackUMC, and I thank our entire team for their efforts in keeping our patients safe.” 

Twice a year, in the spring and fall, The Leapfrog Group assigns a grade to more than 2,500 nationwide hospitals calculated from a group of 28 measures. Of the 28 measures used to calculate the scores, 15 are process-related or structure-related and 13 are outcome-based. The scores assigned are based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The weighted score for each hospital is then translated into a letter grade. 

“As one of the leading indicators of patient safety in the U.S., the Hospital Safety Score gives patients and their families a clear letter grade using vigorous standards to help guide them in their healthcare decisions,” Garrett said. 

To see HackensackUMC’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website

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