Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in Secaucus received a ‘C’ grade for patient safety in a report issued by The Leapfrog Group, a non-profit employer health care organization.
The report evaluated 26 categories in hospitals across the country. The ‘C’ grade was also given to Chilton Memorial Hospital in Pequannock, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson and St. Mary’s Hospital of Passaic.
The ‘C’ grade indicates the hospitals need to improve care.
“We’re not saying if a hospital got a C, it’s a horrible hospital, but it needs to make some changes,” chairman of The Leapfrog Group’s patient safety committee David Knowlton told the Record. “The chance of harm is significantly less in a hospital rated A compared to one with a C.”
Top grades in northern New Jersey were given to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center and The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. Only Hoboken University Medical Center and Lourdes Medical Center in Camden received a ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade in New Jersey.
You can find the score of any hospital in your area here.