Bayonne Medical Center Awarded an “A” for Patient Safety by Hospital Safety Score

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Bayonne Medical Center was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

With only 30% of hospitals in the U.S. achieving an ‘A’, this is a testament of Bayonne Medical Center being amongst the safest hospitals in the nation.
-- Dr. Mark Spektor, CEO of Bayonne Medical Center

The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents, and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.

“The Bayonne Medical Center Staff, physicians, nurses, ancillary staff and management are dedicated to providing safe, quality care to our patients and our community. With only 30% of hospitals in the U.S. achieving an ‘A’, this is a testament of Bayonne Medical Center being amongst the safest hospitals in the nation,” said Dr. Mark Spektor, CEO of Bayonne Medical Center.

“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. “I congratulate Bayonne Medical Center for its safety excellence, and look forward to the day when all hospitals will match this standard.”

To see Bayonne Medical Center’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at http://www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay. People can also check their local hospital’s score on the free mobile app, available at http://www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

Calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s nine-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors.

About The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group (http://www.leapfroggroup.org) is a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders, and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.

About Bayonne Medical Center
Bayonne Medical Center is an acute care, community hospital that provides a range of services to the residents of Hudson County. Bayonne Medical Center offers interventional Cardiology services; non-invasive cardiology services, a state of the art radiation/oncology department, a full radiology center, vascular center, wound care services, surgery and other services. Please visit our website for a complete listing of our services and programs.

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