Saint Barnabas Medical Center Only NJ Hospital to Receive 17 Consecutive “A” Ratings
Six RWJBarnabas Health facilities were awarded with “A” Hospital Safety Score ratings by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. Among the A-rated hospitals is Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, which received its 17th straight “A” and Monmouth Medical Center which is the only hospital in the southern region to receive an “A” for 11 consecutive rating periods. In addition to Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, the RWJBarnabas Health facilities who also received an “A” include Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton, and RWJUH Somerset. Community Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, RWJUH New Brunswick and RWJUH Rahway all received a “B” rating.
The spring scores mark Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s 17th A-rating in a row. Saint Barnabas Medical Center is the only hospital in the state and one of only 32 in the country to earn an “A” in each report since the Leapfrog Surveys began.
Over 900 residents attended Health Fair and received free backpack in time for the upcoming school year
Jersey City Medical Center at Greenville (JCMC-Greenville), part of RWJBarnabas Health and located at 1825 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, held its 2nd Annual Backpack of Health Wellness Fair on Saturday, August 17. Over 900 attendees enjoyed family-friendly activities, free health education, health screenings, raffle prizes and healthy light refreshments.
Participating JCMC-RWJBarnabas Health service lines educated community members about their services, including JCMC EMS, JCMC Patient Navigation, JCMC’s Project Hudson (Helping Us Develop Strength in Our Neighborhoods), JCMC’s MASSH (Medical and Social Services for the Homeless), Special Child Health Services, Children’s Specialized Hospital, and the Barnabas Retail Pharmacy which opened at JCMC-Greenville this past month. Local community organizations also shared health-related resources.
Photo caption: L to R: Jerry Walker, co-founder Team Walker; Bayonne Mayor James Davis; Barry Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, RWJBarnabas Health; Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravolloti; Assemblywoman, Angela McKnight, Jersey City; Joseph F. Scott, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jersey City Medical Center; Executive Vice President, Office of Health Care Transformation, RWJBarnabas Health
RWJBarnabas Health hosted a welcome reception to celebrate the opening of the new 80,000-square-foot medical building in Bayonne. Over 200 guests, include Bayonne Mayor James David and other local government officials, attended the event and were given tours of the facility, which encompasses a satellite emergency department (SED), overseen by Jersey City Medical Center, as well as imaging services through New Jersey Imaging Network.