New Jersey Hospital Safety Grades


A national report card on hospital safety came out this week that all New Jersey residents should see. As one of New Jersey’s top medical malpractice law firms (see recent verdicts and settlements here) this report definitely caught the attention of our medical malpractice lawyers here at Mintz & Geftic.

The report was done by the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit health care watchdog organization. Their bi-annual grading system is something that medical malpractice lawyers, hospital administrators and patients everywhere pay close attention to. The Hospital Safety Scores use a letter-grade system to rate over 2,500 hospitals nationwide and the full list of grades for New Jersey’s hospitals can be found at the bottom of this post.

Our medical malpractice lawyers reminded readers last year that preventable medical mistakes ranks third in the leading cause of death in the United States, only behind heart disease and cancer.

As medical malpractice lawyers we recognize that the vast majority of doctors are intelligent, compassionate, and dedicated to their patients. However, like in any other profession, mistakes can and do occur. Unfortunately, just a little mistake can have fatal results in the field of medicine. Even the very best doctors will likely make a few mistakes in the course of a long career, which is why they purchase medical malpractice insurance to protect themselves and their patients when a mistake or accident happens.

At Mintz & Geftic, our medical malpractice lawyers are here to help patients that have suffered a serious injury caused by a preventable medical error. Our medical malpractice lawyers have experience in handling some of the most challenging medical malpractice cases. We use some of the top resources available in conducting a thorough review of medical records to determine whether or not we will pursue a case.  Our medical malpractice lawyers are highly selective in pursuing these cases and we spend significant time and expend resources in investigation of all potential medical malpractice cases.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers – Startling Statistics

Finally, before reading the list of grades below, here are three startling numbers from the Leapfrog Group’s analysis:
1. 206,021 avoidable hospital deaths each year
2. 33,459 lives could be saved if every hospital improved their safety record to A standards.
3. 43,903 avoidable deaths still occur in hospitals with an A grade each year.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers – New Jersey Hospital Grades from the Leapfrog Group


Atlanticare Regional Medical Center – City Campus, Atlantic City

Atlanticare Regional Medical Center-Mainland Campus, Galloway Township

CarePoint Health-Bayonne Medical Center, Bayonne

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood

Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack

Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington

Inspira Medical Center Elmer, Elmer

Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Woodbury,

Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health, Jersey City

Kennedy University Hospital – Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill

Kennedy University Hospital – Stratford, Stratford

Kennedy University Hospital – Washington Township, Turnersville

Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch

Morristown Medical Center, Morristown

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden

Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston

Saint Clare’s Hospital of Denville, Denville

Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick

Shore Medical Center, Somers Point

The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood

Virtua Marlton Hospital, Marlton

Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mount Holly

Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Voorhees


Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Trenton

CarePoint Health-Christ Hospital, Jersey City

Carepoint Health-Hoboken University Medical Center, Hoboken

HackensackUMC Mountainside, Montclair

Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck

Inspira Medical Center Vineland, Vineland

Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune

JFK Medical Center, Edison

Newton Medical Center, Newton

Ocean Medical Center, Brick

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, Rahway

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, Somerville

Saint Clare’s Hospital of Dover, Dover,

St. Francis Medical Center of Trenton, Trenton

St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson

University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, Plainsboro


Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel

Cape Regional Medical Center, Cape May Court House

Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell, Pennington

CentraState Medical Center, Freehold

Chilton Medical Center, Pompton Plains

Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville

Community Medical Center of Toms River, Toms River

Cooper University Health Care, Camden

Hackensack UMC Palisades, North Bergen

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown

Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, Willingboro

Memorial Hospital of Salem County, Salem

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Lakewood

2016Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark

Overlook Medical Center, Summit

Raritan Bay Medical Center of Old Bridge, Old Bridge

Raritan Bay Medical Center of Perth Amboy, Perth Amboy

Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, Hamilton

Southern Ocean Medical Center, Manahawkin

St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, Wayne

St. Luke’s Warren Campus, Phillipsburg

St. Mary’s General Hospital, Passaic

Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth

University Hospital, Newark


Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, Secaucus


Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark

Elizabeth, New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers

We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical malpractice, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our Elizabeth, New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers serve clients throughout New Jersey, and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

Bryan Mintz

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