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Denville and Dover, New Jersey, May 15, 2019 – Saint Clare’s Health was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Saint Clare’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care. We are also pleased to announce that our Prime Healthcare sister hospital St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark also received A Safety Grade.

“It is indeed gratifying to receive such a high recognition from the Leapfrog group twice in a row,” said Brian Finestein, CEO of Saint Clare’s Health. “It provides the public with third party recognition that your community hospital, which has a reputation for compassionate care, is also a leader in safety measures as well,” he added.

“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.”

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

Saint Clare’s Health was awarded an ‘A’ grade today, when Leapfrog announced grades for the spring 2019 update. To see Saint Clare’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

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 forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital 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

About Saint Clare’s Health

Saint Clare’s Health is a CMS 5 Star Rated and an award-winning provider of safe, high quality, compassionate care, serving the communities of Morris and Sussex counties. Its network of hospitals and healthcare facilities include Denville Hospital, Dover Hospital, Behavioral Health centers in Boonton, Denville, and Parsippany, and an Imaging Center in Parsippany, among other satellite locations. To learn more visit and Like Us on Facebook.

CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) 5 Star Rating is based on 100 rigorously tested quality measures at more than 4,000 Medicare certified hospitals as well as Veteran Health Administration and military health system hospitals.

Saint Clare’s Health is Joint Commission accredited and Saint Clare’s Denville Hospital has been recognized by the following third-party organizations:

  • Leapfrog A Rating for Patient Safety
  • Named among the top 5% in the nation for patient safety in 2019
  • Named among the top 5% in the nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2019
  • Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification for Hip & Knee Replacement and Stroke
  • One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Orthopedic Surgery for two years in a row (2018-2019)
  • One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention in 2019
  • Recipient of the following HealthGrades Five Star recognitions: Hip Fracture Treatment, Total Knee Replacement, Coronary Intervention Excellence, Coronary Interventional Procedures, Pacemaker Procedures, Treatment of Stroke, Treatment of Pneumonia, Gallbladder Surgery, Appendectomy, Treatment of Sepsis, C-Section, Gynecologic Procedures, Hysterectomy
  • Recipient of other HealthGrades recognitions: Patient Safety Excellence Award Winner 2018, Gynecologic Procedures Excellence Award in 2018
  • Recognized by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Hospital Recognition Program
  • American Heart Association recognitions:
  • Three Year Accreditation Award with Commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
  • Following accreditations by the American College of Radiology (ACR): Accreditation in Radiation Oncology, Accreditation Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
  • American Association of Cardiovascular Pulmonary Rehab Certification
  • Accredited Echocardiology Laboratory by the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Echocardiology Laboratories
  • Accredited Echocardiology Laboratory by the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories
  • International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners Care Award
  • Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) 2018-2022
  • 2017 Women’s Choice Award by America’s Best Hospital Patient Safety

Saint Clare’s Dover Hospital has received the following:

  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQUP) Comprehensive Center Designation Joint Commission Accredited
  • Leapfrog A Rating for Patient Safety
  • Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification for Stroke
  • Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award 2016, 2018, 2019
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine Accreditation
  • American Heart Association accreditations:
    • Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
    • Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Award
    • Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Bronze Plus 2017 Quality Achievement Award
  • American College of Radiology Accreditation Breast Imaging Center of Excellence®
  • Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) 2018-2022
  • 2017 Women’s Choice Award by America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety