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Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Achieves Fourth Consecutive
“A” for Patient Safety

-Leapfrog Award Reflects Highest Possible Letter Grade-

(Englewood, NJ, October 23, 2013)  Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC) has been awarded its fourth consecutive “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national non-profit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

U.S. hospitals received a letter grade of A, B, C, D or F based on the careful analysis of publicly available safety data, including preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The final scores are designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families when seeking medical care, ultimately empowering patients to make more informed decisions.

“We are honored to be recognized once again by The Leapfrog Group for our unwavering commitment to remain at the forefront of the safest, highest quality medical care,” said Warren Geller, President and CEO of EHMC. “It is a transformative time for EHMC as we expand and build on our promise to deliver an outstanding patient experience to every person who walks into our Medical Center.”

In order to produce a single Hospital Safety Score, 28 national performance measures were calculated using data collected from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Hospital Association’s Annual survey. That score represents a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm.

To view Englewood Hospital’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at 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 www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

About The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group (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 Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
 
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides the highest level of compassionate, patient care and safety through a broad range of advanced clinical programs, treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in many disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology.  Its Vascular Fellowship Program has trained a generation of world-class vascular surgeons.  Additionally, many members of Englewood Hospital’s medical staff serve as faculty at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the six-percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned three times by its nursing staff.