About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
2013 Press Releases
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Listed Among “America’s Safest Hospitals”
-AARP Magazine Reports How Top Hospitals are Fighting Medical Errors and Protecting Patients-
(Englewood, NJ, May 10, 2013) – Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is one of “America’s Safest Hospitals,” as featured in the April/May issue of AARP The Magazine. The Medical Center was one of only three hospitals in New Jersey highlighted in the report.
The article reveals what “hospital safety superstars” are doing to prevent medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. AARP teamed up with The Leapfrog Group to highlight the innovative steps select hospitals are taking to protect their patients. The Leapfrog Group is the gold standard for comparing hospitals’ performance on the national standards of safety, quality, and efficiency. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center received an “A” for patient safety in The Leapfrog Group’s last three consecutive reports.
“This article will help patients to be proactive in their health, especially when it comes to choosing a hospital or provider,” said Kathy Kaminsky, MS, RN, Senior Vice President of Clinical Effectiveness and Chief Quality Officer at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. “We are proud to be counted among the country’s safest hospitals.”
AARP noted Englewood Hospital’s attention to design safety and the critical role it plays in creating a patient-focused space when hospitals expand to better meet the needs of their communities. Englewood Hospital’s Emergency Care Center in The Kaplen Pavilion, which opened in 2009, was cited for an innovative layout that offers patients more privacy and space.
Englewood Hospital also was cited as a source for AARP’s interactive “patient room of the future,” for its comprehensive “Fall-Risk Prevention Initiative.” The hospital’s color-coded fall risk management system helps staff to identify patients at high risk for falls.
To view the report in full, visit www.aarp.org. To see Englewood Hospital’s Leapfrog scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety ScoreSM website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org or visit www.englewoodhospital.com.