Seven additional New Jersey hospitals have recently joined The Leapfrog Hospital Rewards Program (LHRP), a nationally standardized method to assess patient care by measuring performance along two dimensions — the quality of care hospitals provide and how efficiently they deliver it.
The new institutions are:
Â· Hackensack University Medical Center
Â· Hoboken University Medical Center
Â· Hunterdon Medical Center
Â· Morristown Memorial Hospital
Â· Overlook Hospital
Â· Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (Hamilton)
Â· University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Medical Center
Last July, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ) and the Washington, D.C.-based Leapfrog Group announced a collaboration to provide New Jersey hospitals with financial and public recognition for high-quality care via Horizon BCBSNJ's Hospital Recognition Program. Within this program, hospitals in the Horizon BCBSNJ network have the option to participate via the Leapfrog Hospital Rewards Program or a similar option created by Horizon BCBSNJ.