Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for the third consecutive time. The designation recognizes the hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group 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.

“Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell is home to services like our Cancer Center, Center for Digestive Health, Orthopaedics, and Pediatric Services to name a few. Earning an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group for the third time in a row reassures the residents in our community that we continue to be a leader in health care for the region,” said Al Maghazehe, president and CEO, Capital Health.

“As an organization, Capital Health is committed to improving quality and safety outcomes, and this recognition validates our efforts,” said Dr. Louis D’Amelio, vice president of Clinical Performance at Capital Health. “Our dedication to patient safety is supported by ongoing initiatives that ensure we continue to make sustained improvements and meet nationally recognized standards of care.”

Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon 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.

“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.”

To see Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org

A four-time Magnet-designated health system for nursing excellence, Capital Health is the Central New Jersey/Lower Bucks County region’s leader in providing progressive, quality patient care with significant investments in physicians, nurses and staff, as well as advanced technology. Comprised of two hospitals (Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton and Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell), a Hamilton outpatient facility, and various primary and specialty care practices across the region, Capital Health is a dynamic healthcare resource accredited by DNV – GL Healthcare.

For more information, visit www.capitalhealth.org.

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