Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBI), a RWJBarnabas healthcare facility, has received the Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. With this award, NBI is among the top 5 percent in the country for patient safety.

“This achievement is yet another testament to the dedication of our highly skilled clinical team to providing world-class care and an excellent experience for all of our patients,” said Darrell K. Terry, Senior, MHA, MPH, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and New Jersey Children’s Hospital.

“It goes on to show that Newark Beth Israel is unwaveringly focused on clinical safety and the effective care strategies that protect our patients.”

“The importance of hospital quality is now at the forefront of consumer attention, especially as we continue to navigate COVID-19.

We congratulate the recipients of the Healthgrade 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award for their continuous commitment to maintaining the highest quality standards for their patients and communities, ”said Dr. Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Officer of Healthgrades.

Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals that received the Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average, less likely to experience safety events such as hip fractures from falls, wounds in bed, bloodstream infection, or a lung event after surgery.

This ranking is based on patient safety data from acute hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace for patients and providers.

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* Statistics are calculated using Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and the Excellence Award methodology, which is primarily based on AHRQ (Version 2020.0.1) technical specifications for MedPAR data for 2017-2019 and only three-year estimates for Medicare patients represents.