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12 Area Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Center Receive Distinguished Honor for Quality and Safety from Employer Healthcare Coalition Recognized for Leapfrog Survey and Safety

 

Grade Performance Excellence PHILADELPHIA, PA— (April 19, 2023)— The Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH) is honoring 12 regional hospitals and one ambulatory surgery center (ASC) with 2022 GPBCH Regional Quality and Safety Awards, recognizing performance excellence in quality and safety. The awards ceremony will take place on April 19th at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. Hosted by GPBCH and the Health Care Improvement Foundation, this annual event brings together healthcare leaders and employers to discuss the value of the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, ASC Survey and Safety Grade in driving real progress towards a safer, higher-quality, more transparent health care system for all and to recognize top performing hospitals and ASCs in the region. 

“Public availability of measures of quality of care and patient safety is more important than ever, as the COVID pandemic severely stretched provider resources and many facilities continue to face staffing shortages,” states GPBCH President and CEO Neil Goldfarb. “We applaud those provider organizations that not only were brave enough to make their data available to the employers we represent and to the larger public, but also to those who by doing so are able to demonstrate excellent performance.” GPBCH, an employer coalition with 53 members representing more than 1.5 million covered lives, serves as the Leapfrog Regional Leader for southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware, and also tracks Leapfrog data for southern New Jersey, where the New Jersey Healthcare Quality Institute serves as Leapfrog Regional Leader. To qualify for the 2022 GPBCH Regional Quality and Safety Hospital Award, a hospital must have reported on all applicable measures on the 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, must have Achieved the Standard for at least 10 out of 14 particular Survey measures, and received a “B” or higher for the spring and fall 2022 Safety Grade. For an ASC to qualify for the 2022 GPBCH Regional Quality and Safety ASC Award, an ASC must have Achieved the Standard for at least 7 of 10 particular measures on the 2022 Leapfrog ASC Survey. 

Listed below are the hospitals and ASC that have met the criteria to receive a 2022 GPBCH Regional Quality & Safety Award, recognizing performance excellence in Leapfrog quality and safety measures. 

Hospital Awardees 

Bayhealth Hospital Sussex Campus Doylestown Hospital Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill Inspira Medical Center Vineland Jefferson Bucks Hospital Jefferson Torresdale Hospital Jefferson Stratford Hospital Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Lower Bucks Hospital St. Luke’s Hospital – Upper Bucks Campus Virtua Marlton Hospital 

ASC Awardee 

St. Luke’s Endoscopy Center – Buxmont

“As Board Chair for GPBCH, I want to thank all of the hospitals and ASCs that publicly disclose information on their performance on healthcare quality, safety, and cost metrics. This transparency helps employers assess and improve the value of care they are paying for, and supports employees and other community members who are seeking the best possible hospital care for non-emergent conditions,” remarks Marsha Greene-Jones, Deputy Human Resources Director, City of Philadelphia.

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About Lower Bucks Hospital: Lower Bucks Hospital is a community hospital, serving the Lower Bucks County region with medical, surgical, and emergency care. Located in historic Bristol, Pennsylvania, the Hospital is well-known for its knowledgeable medical staff, including cardiology, orthopedics, radiology, wound care, and general surgery. The hospital has more than 200 physicians on staff, as well as another 700 employees. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Lower Bucks Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology.

Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 45 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol, and Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County.

About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fourteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past six years. To learn more, please visit www.primehealthcare.com

About the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health The Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH) seeks to increase the value of health benefit spending for the region’s employers. We do this by improving workforce and community health, increasing healthcare quality and safety, and reducing health care costs. The Coalition represents employer interests in working with health plans, health care providers, benefits consultants, suppliers and other system stakeholders to address population health priorities and to ensure that when health care is needed it is accessible, affordable, equitable, high-quality, and safe. 

About Health Care Improvement Foundation The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF), an independent non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, provides program support and coordination for Partnership for Patient Care (PPC) initiatives. HCIF’s mission is to drive high-value health care through stakeholder collaboration and targeted quality improvement initiatives. 

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 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.