AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s (ARMC’s) Mainland and City campuses have earned an “A” Spring Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction recognizes AtlantiCare’s achievements in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent, nonprofit, national watchdog organization that upholds the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. It assigns an “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country. Grades are based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, and systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. The new grades primarily reflect performance during the height of the pandemic.
“We all play a role in protecting our patients,” said Brian Acunto, D.O., EJD, medical safety officer, ARMC. “We celebrate and thank our staff and providers for their continued focus on ensuring we care for our community in a safe environment.”
“This new update of Hospital Safety Grades shows that, at the national level, we saw deterioration in patient safety with the pandemic,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “But ARMC’s campuses received an ‘A’ despite those challenges. I congratulate all the leaders, staff, volunteers and clinicians who together made that possible.”
“Safety is one of AtlantiCare’s core values,” said Larisa Goganzer, MSN, RN, chief operating officer, ARMC. “We appreciate our team’s steadfast commitment to upholding this value as together we make a difference in health and healing, one person at a time.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
About AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) includes ARMC City Campus in Atlantic City; ARMC Mainland Campus in Pomona; a satellite emergency department in Hammonton; AtlantiCare Behavioral Health; and ambulatory care sites, including the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner, with locations in Egg Harbor Township and Cape May Court House. Its City Campus, a Joint Commission-designated comprehensive stroke center, includes a Level II regional trauma center, the Stanley M. Grossman Pediatric Center, and the Neurosciences Institute. Its Mainland Campus, a Joint Commission-designated primary stroke center, includes the Heart and Lung, and Musculoskeletal institutes; the Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth, which includes a level III neonatal intensive care unit. ARMC is part of AtlantiCare, an integrated healthcare system based in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. ARMC was the 105th hospital in the nation to attain the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet™ designation in 2004 and earned redesignation in 2008, 2013, 2018 and in 2023.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. For more, follow Leapfrog on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.
AtlantiCare’s more than 6,000 staff, providers and volunteers serve the community in more than 100 locations in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May and Ocean counties of southern New Jersey. Its vision of building healthy communities together drives its mission of making a difference in health and healing, one person at a time, through caring and trusting relationships. A Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work. Learn more at atlanticare.org or 1-888-569-1000.