Ocean Medical Center Gets An ‘A’ For Patient Care

Ocean Medical Center. (Photo courtesy Ocean Medical Center)

  BRICK – Hackensack Meridian’s Ocean Medical Center recently received an ‘A’ for its patient care earning a sixth consecutive designation for the facility.

  The facility received its top marks from the Leapfrog Group as part of their Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade report. This recognizes its efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.

  Ocean Medical Center President and Chief Hospital Executive Jason Kreitner said he was proud, “of our team of nurses and physicians who are committed to patient safety and are dedicated to ensure the safety of every one of our patients.”

  “They consistently strive to do what is right for our patients and this designation is a great recognition of their hard work,” Kreitner added.

  The Leapfrog Group that provides the grading program, is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.  The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D,’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harms to patients in their care.

  Hackensack Meridian Health, regional president, southern market Kenneth Sable said, “having received top ranking for six consecutive surveys demonstrates the highest level of quality and safety by Leapfrog national standards. Congratulations to the entire medical staff and all team members at Ocean Medical Center.”

  Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

  Visit oceanmedicalcenter.com for information about the medical center or to find a doctor, call 800-822-8905.