9 N.J. hospitals named ‘Top Teaching Hospitals’ by Leapfrog

Nine hospitals in the Garden State have been named to the Top Teaching Hospital list by the Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization dedicated to health care quality and safety.

The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive.

More than 2,100 hospitals were considered for the award. Among those, nine in New Jersey each received a Top Teaching distinction. A total of 132 Top Hospitals were selected, including:

  • 8 Top Children’s Hospitals;
  • 35 Top General Hospitals;
  • 15 Top Rural Hospitals;
  • 74 Top Teaching Hospitals.

To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety and achieve top performance in its category. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2023 Top Hospitals, click here.

The New Jersey facilities recognized among the Top Teaching Hospitals include:

  • Bergen New Bridge Medical Center;
  • Deborah Heart and Lung Center;
  • Englewood Hospital and Medical Center;
  • Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center;
  • Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill;
  • Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital;
  • Morristown Medical Center;
  • St. Luke’s Warren Campus;
  • Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

“Protecting patients from preventable harm is the cornerstone of the Leapfrog Group’s mission,” Leah Binder, CEO and president of the Leapfrog Group, said. “Bergen New Bridge Medical Center has demonstrated that patient safety is their top priority, and we’re truly pleased to recognize them as a Top Hospital this year. Congratulations to hospital staff at all levels who made this national recognition possible.”

“This designation does more than recognize our team’s commitment to quality — it also reassures the diverse communities we serve that Bergen New Bridge is here for them, providing all the care they need in the safest possible environment,” Bergen New Bridge CEO and President Deborah Visconi said. “I am an incredibly proud CEO, because this recognition is a testament to our team’s dedication to providing high-quality, accessible care to all those we serve.”

“We are thrilled to share that Englewood Health has been recognized as a Top Teaching Hospital once again,” Warren Geller, CEO and president of Englewood Health, said. “Every day, we strive to create a safe and compassionate environment for our patients. This recognition reinforces our mission to provide the highest standard of healthcare to our communities.”