Saint Michael's Medical Center is the only hospital in Newark and one
of only three in New Jersey to win three major patient safety and quality
awards so far this year.
Saint Michael's was named a Five-Star Hospital by the Centers for Medicare
& Medicaid Services in February. Only six hospitals in New Jersey
received five stars on CMS's Overall Hospital Star Rating, which is
based on 100 rigorously tested quality measures at more than 4,000 Medicare-certified
hospitals as well as Veterans Health Administration and Military Health
Saint Michael's earned the Patient Safety Excellence Award™ from
Healthgrades in May. The distinction places the hospital in the top 10
percent of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety
data as evaluated by Healthgrades. The award recognizes excellence in
clinical care that leads to fewer complications and better patient outcomes.
Also in May, Saint Michael's was awarded an A for the second consecutive
period in the latest Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report card. The designation
recognizes Saint Michael's efforts in protecting patients from harm
and providing safer health care.
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.
The only other hospitals in New Jersey to win all three awards this year
were St. Lukes Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg and Saint Clare's Hospital
Both Saint Michael's and Saint Clare's are members Prime Healthcare,
a national network well-known for operating hospitals with some of the
highest safety standards in the country.
"Working within Prime Healthcare, Saint Michael's has the resources
needed to focus on patient quality and safety," said Saint Michael's
CEO Robert Iannaccone. "Patients should be confident knowing that
when they come to Saint Michael's, they are receiving the highest
quality care available in New Jersey."