JERSEY CITY, N.J., Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CarePoint Health, a fully integrated healthcare system that provides quality, patient-focused healthcare throughout Hudson County, announced today that its achievements in patient safety and care quality have resulted in being commended by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey's (Horizon) Hospital Recognition Program.
Under the program initiated by Horizon in 2006, and one which distinguishes hospital excellence based on quality and value scores earned from the nationally-renowned Leapfrog Hospital Recognition Program, CarePoint Health-Bayonne Medical and CarePoint Health-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 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 such a prestigious and influential organization as 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 vast insurance network," said Dennis Kelly, CarePoint Health Chief Executive Officer. "We will continue the efforts that we have begun since we acquired our three hospitals on the brink of closure that focus on improving the quality of healthcare in measurable ways while expanding the access to the communities we are honored to serve. We look forward to maintaining our standing as Hudson County'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 and Clinical Integration Officer. "Acknowledgement from such an industry leader 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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