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Newark Hospital Achieves Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM

By rlsmetro on
Newark

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBI), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has been recognized with the Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. This distinction places NBI among the top 5 percent in the nation for patient safety.

“This achievement is yet another testament to the dedication of our highly skilled clinical team’s commitment to providing world class care, and an excellent experience to all of our patients,” said Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. 

“It further demonstrates Newark Beth Israel’s unwavering focus on clinical safety and the effective care strategies that keep our patients safe.”

“The importance of hospital quality is now at the forefront of consumer’s minds, especially as we continue to navigate COVID-19. 

We congratulate the recipients of the Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award for their ongoing commitment to upholding the highest quality standards for their patients and communities,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer, Healthgrades.

Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average less likely to experience safety events such as hip fractures from falls, bed sores, bloodstream infections or a lung event post surgery.

This ranking is based on patient safety data from acute care hospitals evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers.

For more information about Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, visit www.rwjbh.org/newarkbeth.

*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 2020.0.1) to MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.