Bergen County Hospital News: The Valley Hospital Earns “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

The Valley Hospital has been recognized with an “A” grade in patient safety for the ninth time. Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which rate how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital, were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Valley was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking it among the safest hospitals in the United States.

“We are pleased and proud to once again receive an ‘A’ for patient safety,” said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of The Valley Hospital and Valley Health System. “This top grade is a reflection and a result of our longstanding focus on and commitment to patient safety and quality care.”

“Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize and appreciate ‘A’ hospitals’ vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.”

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see Valley’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.