Community Medical Center in Toms River was one of 251 hospitals nationwide to receive an 'A' safety grade in a study released Monday by The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit hospital safety ratings agency.
The scores are assigned to hospitals based on infections, injuries and medical and medication errors, the report's publisher said, and cover 2,539 institutions in the nation, including 67 New Jersey hospitals.
Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood, which like Community is operated by Barnabas Health, also received an 'A' grade in the study.
“We are proud of our performance
on these important quality and safety measures,” said Anthony Slonim,
M.D.,Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Barnabas
Health, in a statement. “Across the Barnabas Health system, we are committed to
clinical excellence, and providing the highest quality care to our
patients. We are pleased to see the scores continuing to improve