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See how safe your hospital is as N.J. slips in new national ranking

in Toms River News

New Jersey slipped from first place in the spring to 13th this fall for the number of hospitals earning top marks for its track record of keeping patients safe from mistakes, accidents and other harm, according to the Leapfrog Hospital Safety report card.

Twenty-four hospitals earned an A, or 11 fewer than in the last round, and 27 hospitals scored a B, 9 more than in the spring. There were 16 C’s, just one more than last time, according to the report.

The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit made up of large employers and other health care purchasers, created the safety scores for hospitals in response to a 1999 Institute of Medicine report that found as many as 98,000 people die from preventable mistakes in hospitals each year. Leapfrog released the first round of grades in 2012.

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Spike in NJ COVID hospitalizations driven by unvaccinated

in Toms River News

As hospitalizations for COVID reach an 8-month high in New Jersey, there is evidence the majority of beds are occupied by the unvaccinated.

State Health officials do not post specific data about individuals that are hospitalized to their COVID dashboard, but Warren County officials are offering a glimpse.

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13 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

in Toms River News

Here are 13 hospitals or health systems that have announced, advanced or completed construction projects in the last three weeks:

1. Community Medical Center to invest $600M in campus revamp
Toms River, N.J.-based Community Medical Center will update its campus through a $600 million investment, which is expected to be completed in seven to 10 years.

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