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Published by Nicole Leonard, Press of Atlantic City Only a few New Jersey hospitals are fully meeting maternity and childbirth health-care goals, according to a new national report. The 2018 Maternity Care Report released Tuesday by the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit patient advocacy group, revealed while a handful of state hospitals excel at reducing […]

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Published by Susan K. Livio on NJ.com. New Jersey hospitals’ longstanding problem of unnecessarily delivering babies by Cesarian-section got worse last year, a practice that puts mothers and their infants at a greater risk of complications, according to a new report released Tuesday. New Jersey, Florida, Kentucky, New York and Texas recorded the highest number of […]

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Published by Michael L. Diamond of the Asbury Park Press Monmouth Medical Center received an A grade from a hospital safety watchdog group, marking the seventh consecutive report card that the Long Branch hospital has aced. It was one of four hospitals at the Jersey Shore that received the top mark from The Leapfrog Group, a […]

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Published by Lindy Washburn on NorthJersey.com Patients expect the safety of a hospital. But the centers differ in resources and oversight. And that can be the difference between life and death. They are called “same-day surgery centers,’’ leading patients to expect a quick in-and-out for a routine procedure. But the experience was anything but routine for […]

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No one who enters a hospital for care expects to be harmed or sickened accidentally. Unfortunately, preventable errors and mishaps are all too common, occurring during one in six hospital admissions and killing at least 500 people a day in the U.S. The Leapfrog Group released today the first-ever analysis of the 2016 Leapfrog Hospital […]

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Published by Lindsey Sablan on Wink News. FORT MYERS, Fla. (CONSUMER REPORTS) If you recently had a surgical procedure that was considered fairly ­minor—such as cataract removal—you might have gone to what’s called an ambu­la­tory surgery center (ASC). These freestanding centers, which may be at least partly owned by private physicians, are becoming increasingly widespread. […]

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Analysis by The Leapfrog Group and Castlight Health Explores Early Elective Deliveries, NTSV Caesarean Sections and Episiotomies WASHINGTON – February 28, 2017 – The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit representing employers and other purchasers striving to improve health care quality and safety, released today its 2017 Maternity Care Report. Analyzed by Castlight Health, the […]

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