MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Atlantic Health System, an integrated health care delivery system, announced that Morristown Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center once again earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grades. All three hospitals maintained their top-level ‘A’ scores for the 2019 year.

“Patient safety and meeting the highest quality standards are our top priorities for Atlantic Health System,” said Amy Perry, CEO Hospital Division, Senior Vice President, Integrated Care Delivery, Atlantic Health System. “This achievement would not be possible without the consistent collaboration of our team members and physicians whose unwavering commitment to our patients, their families and the communities we serve is displayed daily.”

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.

“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”