Hospital Gets Top Grade For Patient Safety

The hospital's new name now appears on the sign out front. (Photo courtesy Hackensack Meridian Health)

  BRICK – Hackensack Meridian Ocean University Medical Center has scored high again for patient safety, earning its seventh A in a row.

  The designation comes from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit which measures 28 publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to thousands of acute care hospitals twice a year. They then assign A-F grades based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harms to patients in their care.

  Ocean University Medical Center, formerly known as Brick Hospital, received its seventh A in a row, showing consistency in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

  “This is an incredible achievement for Ocean University Medical Center and our team of physicians and allied health professionals who provide consistent quality and safe care to our patients and community,” said Jason Kreitner, FACHE, president and chief hospital executive, Ocean University Medical Center. “This is a prestigious honor that puts OUMC at the forefront of patient safety.”  

  “Congratulations to the entire medical staff and team members for earning their seventh consistent ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade,” said Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, Hackensack Meridian Health, regional president, southern market.  “This honor is testament to their continued dedication providing exceptional care to our patients, day in and day out.”

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