Princeton Baptist Medical Center was awarded an 'A' in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Princeton's achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D' or 'F' grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is based on a hospital's performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
"With our high standard of safety and commitment to quality care, we are proud to achieve this award for the third consecutive time," stated Princeton Baptist Medical Center CEO, Mike Neuendorf. "At a time when our health care systems are called upon to care for our communities at unprecedented levels, this designation is a testament to our dedicated, skilled staff and physicians who remain steadfast in providing our patients with the highest level of care."
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 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.