Saint Clare's Earns Horizon Recognition Award for Quality, Patient Safety
DENVILLE, NJ – May 29, 2013 – Saint Clare’s Health System earned the highest recognition as a top
performer from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ),
as a result of the quality and safety of clinical care provided to patients.
Saint Clare’s was presented a check for $250,000 as a result of
this recognition, the highest award available from Horizon, which was
based on results from the independent study by Leapfrog. Saint Clare’s
Hospital was recognized as a “top performer” hospital in New
Jersey, and in the top percentile nationally.
The financial award was provided under Horizon BCBSNJ's Hospital Recognition
Program, which acknowledges network hospitals that demonstrate high quality
and safe patient outcomes and resource efficiency in numerous clinical
The program results are based on surveys by The Leapfrog Group, a Washington,
D.C.-based coalition working to improve the safety, quality and affordability
of health care. Earlier this month, The Leapfrog Group gave Saint Clare’s
Hospitals in Denville and Dover an "A" grade, which it has earned
in each of the three releases of the Hospital Safety Scores, an objective
measure based on publicly reported data regarding patient injuries, medical
and medication errors and infections. Saint Clare’s Hospitals in
Denville and Dover were the only hospitals in Morris County to be recognized
with an “A” grade.
"Horizon's recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication
that Saint Clare’s has to quality and safety for our patients,"
said Leslie D. Hirsch, President and CEO of Saint Clare’s Health
System. "It is due to the efforts of every physician, nurse, staff
and –other members of our patient care team that we have earned
these quality recognitions. We are very proud of the outstanding care
that Saint Clare's provides to our community."
Horizon BCBSNJ initiated the Hospital Recognition Program in 2006 to promote
safe, high-quality and effective hospital care.
Saint Clare’s Health System accepted a check for $250,000 from Horizon
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey as part of their Hospital Recognition
Program, as a result of the quality and safety of clinical care provided