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Atlantic Health System hospitals continue to earn high marks for patient safety

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – Atlantic Health System, an integrated care delivery system in New Jersey, proudly shared today that Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center continued their streak of ‘A’ grades in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group in its Fall 2023 Hospital Safety Grade report.

In a continuing sign of their clinical excellence and commitment to patient safety, both of these medical centers maintained a streak of “Straight A” grades, earning top marks for consecutive scoring periods; Morristown Medical Center since Fall 2015 and Overlook Medical Center since Spring 2021.

“At Atlantic Health System the safety of our patients and team members is always a top priority,” said Scott Leighty, Executive Vice President and Chief Health System Officer, Atlantic Health System. “Recognitions like this from a respected organization like The Leapfrog Group, send a powerful message that our nationally respected physicians, nurses, leaders and other team members are tireless in their pursuit of excellence.”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

“Earning an ‘A’ Grade means Atlantic Health System made a true commitment to put patients first,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the leadership, Board, clinicians, staff and volunteers that all had a role to play in this achievement.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program exclusively based on hospital prevention of medical errors, infections and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually in the fall and spring.

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