Belleville, NJ – For the second time this year, Clara Maass Medical Center has been awarded an “A” rating for hospital safety, by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization.
The Leapfrog Group, which rates hospitals and medical centers nationwide, gave Clara Maass Medical Center an “A” score, which is the highest score possible. More than 2,600 medical institutions, including New Jersey’s 71 hospitals, were graded.
The hospital safety score was assigned to Clara Maass Medical Medical Center based on 26 categories of publicly-available hospital safety data. The data produced a single score representing a hospital’s overall performance. The data measured included preventing falls, bedsores and infections; preventing accidents, injuries, and medication errors, providing proper staffing, and other categories.
“We are pleased and proud to be recognized again by The Leapfrog Group for our safety record,” said Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D, President and Chief Executive Officer for Clara Maass Medical Center. “Our medical and our entire health care team works hard to ensure the highest standards of excellence when it comes to patient safety.”
“Hospitals like this that earn an ‘A’ have demonstrated their commitment to their patients and their community,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. Of four Barnabas Health medical centers that were rated by Leapfrog, three received ‘A’ scores, including Clara Maass Medical Center.
Clara Maass Medical Center has won numerous awards and accolades. It is ranked among the 50 Best Regional Hospitals in the New York Metro Area by U.S. News & World Report. It has received a Grade “A” in Hospital Safety by the Leapfrog Group. HealthGrades awarded Clara Maass an Emergency Medicine Excellence Award. Thomson Reuters named Clara Maass among the top 100 hospitals nationwide in 2012, one of only three hospitals in New Jersey to attain the distinction. In addition, Clara Maass won the Thomson Reuters Everest Award, one of 12 hospitals in the United States to do so. Clara Maass Medical Center was ranked as the second highest in New Jersey for hospital safety by Consumer Reports. It is ranked top in the state for the treatment of Congestive Heart Failure and Heart Attacks by the New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services.
Located in Belleville, NJ, Clara Maass Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, provides a complete continuum of care to residents of northern New Jersey. Clara Maass’ centers and services include The Health and Wellness Center, Nuclear Medicine, The Cancer Center at Clara Maass, Adult Cardiac Services including Diagnostic Services, Cardiac Catheterization, Elective and Emergency Angioplasty and Rehabilitation, The Pain Management Center, The Joint & Spine Institute, a Vascular Center, Same Day Surgery, The Wound Center at Clara Maass, The Center for Sleep Disorders, The Bariatric Surgery Center, Rehabilitation Services, The Eye Surgery Center, Maternity Services and Parent Education, as well as Pediatrics. For a physician referral or more information about Clara Maass, call
1-888-724-7123 or visit www.barnabashealth.org
December 18, 2012
Contact: Elizabeth Moore
Director, Public Relations and Marketing
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