CarePoint Health Rewarded For Its Commitment To Quality And Safety By Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey; Second Half Of 2015 Award

CarePoint-Bayonne Medical Center and CarePoint-Hoboken University Medical Center awarded nearly $350,000 as part of the prestigious Horizon Hospital Recognition Program

Oct 20, 2015, 09:30 ET from CarePoint Health

HOBOKEN, N.J., Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CarePoint Health, a fully integrated healthcare system that provides quality, patient-focused healthcare to Hudson County, announced today that it received the second half of its quality achievement award from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey's (BCBSNJ) Hospital Recognition Program.

Under the program initiated by Horizon BCBSNJ in 2006, and one which distinguishes hospital excellence based on quality scores earned from the nationally-renown Leapfrog Hospital Recognition Program, CarePoint-Bayonne Medical and CarePoint-Hoboken University Medical Center were cited by Horizon for quality based upon their "A" safety scores as part of the 2014 Leap Frog Hospital Survey. The recognition and financial reward acknowledges Horizon BCBSNJ network hospitals that perform well against key national measures for care quality, patient outcomes, safety, and transparency in reporting.

"We are honored by the recognition of Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield for the high marks received by our CarePoint Hospitals in their quality and safety rankings from among the many hospitals in their insurance network," said Dennis Kelly, CarePoint Health Chief Executive Officer. "We will continue to invest in and focus on these vital aspects of healthcare delivery and look forward to maintaining our standing as the region's premier health care provider."

"This recognition underscores CarePoint Health's commitment to high quality of care and patient safety," said Dr. Nizar Kifaieh, CarePoint Health Chief Medical Officer. "Acknowledgement from such esteemed colleagues is yet another confirmation that our clinicians are among the best when it comes to excellence in patient care."

The annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey assesses hospital performance based on national performance measures and practices that cover a broad spectrum of hospital services, processes, and structures. For example, the scoring assesses facilities efforts to combat hospital-acquired infections and apply clinically-sound, evidence-based practices to improve care delivery, efficiency and patient outcomes.

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About CarePoint Health
CarePoint Health brings quality, patient-focused health care to Hudson County region. Combining the resources of three area hospitals – Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center – CarePoint Health provides a new approach to deliver health care that puts the patient front and center. We leverage a network of top doctors, nurses and other medical professionals whose expertise and attentiveness work together to provide complete coordination of care, from the doctor's office to the hospital to the home. Patients benefit from the expertise and capabilities of a broad network of leading specialists and specialized technology. At CarePoint Health, all of our medical professionals emphasize preventive medicine and focus on educating patients to make healthy life choices. For more information on our facilities, partners and services, visit our website, www.carepointhealth.org. For information on CarePoint's Neighborhood Health Centers visit our YouTube channel.

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