Lourdes at forefront of patient safety

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center has received the 2012 HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, announced Lourdes Health System President and CEO, Alexander J. Hatala. This award places the medical center among 263 hospitals to receive the designation, which collectively represents the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals for patient safety.

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is one of only five hospitals in New Jersey and the only hospital in Southern New Jersey to receive the award by HealthGrades, an independent healthcare ratings company in the U.S.

“This award is a tremendous reflection of Lourdes’ commitment by our staff and physicians to create a safe environment for our patients,” said Hatala. “I am proud to see Lourdes recognized for the great work and efforts we put forth each day to ensure our patients and the services we provide them are met with the safest, highest quality of care possible.”

To identify the 2012 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients, HealthGrades analyzed approximately 40 million hospitalization records from 5,000 hospitals nationwide that participate in the Medicare program.

More information available at HealthGrades.com

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