Here’s how Morristown Medical Center ranks in New Jersey

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morristown Medical Center is one of New Jersey’s top hospitals, according to the Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Notes report released Tuesday by The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit health care watchdog group.

The most recent assessments reflect care provided during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Leapfrog Group and research from other organizations, the pandemic has reversed years of progress in patient safety.

Morristown Medical Center received the highest possible safety rating of “A”, along with four other Atlantic Health System hospitals in the Garden State.

“Safety is the foundation of extraordinary care and the heart of our trusting relationships
with patients and their families,” said Brian Gragnolati, president and CEO of Atlantic Health
System. “Our thanks to Leapfrog for recognizing the tireless efforts of our talented
healthcare heroes, who put the safety and well-being of our patients first every day. »

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national monitoring organization, ranks general hospitals across the country with an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ based on more than thirty performance measures that reflect errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as the system hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

The pandemic has had a negative effect on “the delivery of health care at all levels and in all settings, from staffing shortages to rising infections to the very care patients receive”, according to the survey of the experience of adult patients in acute care hospitals, also published Tuesday by The Leapfrog Grouper.

“As our healthcare system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the
Atlantic Health System Workforce and Leadership for Sustained Patient Engagement
safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

All of Atlantic Health’s A-rated facilities have received top ratings for consecutive rating periods, including Morristown Medical Center’s “A” rating since Fall 2015, Chilton Medical Center’s “A” rating since Fall 2018, Newton Medical Center’s ‘A’ grade since Spring 2019, and Overlook Medical Center’s ‘A’ since Spring 2021.

To determine each hospital’s score, a panel of medical experts selected 30 evidence-based measures of patient safety, such as postoperative sepsis, blood leakage and kidney injury. They then determined the weight of each measure based on evidence, opportunities for improvement and impact on patients.

Data on each measure was collected through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Information from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, available to all hospitals, also affects ratings.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade methodology has been peer reviewed and published in the Journal of Patient Safety.

the complete methodology for Leapfrog Hospital Safety Rating 2022 is available online.

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