Community Medical Center in Toms River received an "A," the highest Hospital Safety Score released by The Leapfrog Group. The report cards awarded letter grades for more than 2,500 institutions in the nation, including New Jersey's 71 hospitals. The scores are assigned to hospitals based on infections, injuries and medical and medication errors.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent, national not-for-profit organization of employer purchasers of health care and the nation's leading experts on patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital's overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. The data included preventing falls, bedsores and infections and administering antibiotics before surgery, among others.
"We are very proud of how well we performed on these important quality and safety measures," says Stephanie L. Bloom, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer at Community Medical Center. "Our commitment and dedication to patient safety and quality continues here each and every day."