BAYONNE – CarePoint Health’s Bayonne Medical Center has been recognized as a Top Safety Hospital and awarded an “A” grade for Safety for the 4th consecutive time by national healthcare nonprofit, the Leapfrog Group in their Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade Rankings. The announcement comes on the heels of Bayonne Medical Center being named a Top Teaching Hospital by the Leapfrog Group last fall.
“Bayonne Medical Center continues to strive in providing a level of value and medical resources of high quality to all who need them, as part of our mission, vision and value,” said Dr. Vijayant Singh, Chief Hospital Executive at Bayonne Medical Center. “Our most recent Leapfrog A scores are a reflection of our commitment to this mission.”
Top grades represent lives saved, according to an analysis of Leapfrog’s 28 safety measures by Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Patients admitted at D and F hospitals face almost twice the risk of death than patients in “A” hospitals.
Hospital grades can be viewed at https://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org/your-hospitals-safety-grade
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades are an independent, nonprofit grading system that assigns “A,” “B,”
“C,” “D” and “F” letter grades to general, acute-care hospitals in the United States. Administered on
behalf of employers and other purchasers, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the nation’s only rating system focused entirely on errors, accidents, injuries and infections. Methodology underlying the Safety
Grade is reviewed by a National Expert Panel and receives guidance from the Johns Hopkins Armstrong
Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.
About CarePoint Health
CarePoint Health brings quality, patient-focused health care to Hudson County. Combining the resources of three area hospitals, Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center, CarePoint Health provides a new approach to deliver health care that puts the patient front and center. CarePoint leverages a network of top doctors, nurses and other medical professionals whose expertise and attentiveness work together to provide complete coordination of care, from the doctor’s office to the hospital to the home. Patients benefit from the expertise and capabilities of a broad network of leading specialists and specialized technology. At CarePoint Health, all medical professionals emphasize preventive medicine and focus on educating patients to make healthy life choices. For more information on its facilities, partners and services, visit www.carepointhealth.org.