April 26, 2013 -- The Valley Hospital has been cited by AARP in the latest edition of AARP The Magazine as one of the safest hospitals in the United States. Drawing upon data and rankings from The Leapfrog Group, AARP compiled a list of 66 hospitals throughout the country. Valley is one of only three hospitals in New Jersey to be included by AARP.
The list was part of an extensive report on hospital safety titled “Lessons from America’s Safest Hospitals,” featured in the April/May issue of the publication.
For the report, AARP The Magazine partnered with The Leapfrog Group, an organization which grades hospitals across America for safety. The Valley Hospital received a Grade A for Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group for the past two years.
The publication’s safety report highlights a number of Valley initiatives, such as the hospital’s focus on Patient- and Family-Centered Care, which has led to the creation of an advisory committee that includes former patients.