Published on December 07, 2021

Top Hospital and Top Teaching Hospital AwardBergen New Bridge Medical Center nationally recognized as ‘Top Hospital’ for outstanding quality and safety

Recognized for excellence as a ‘Top Teaching Hospital’ as well.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center earned a prestigious Leapfrog Top Hospital award for fall 2021 after it ranked top among its peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety. This is the hospital’s second quality and safety recognition in two months.

Last month, Bergen New Bridge earned a coveted ‘A’ safety rating by The Leapfrog Group, because of its achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and medical error. With the ‘A’ safety rating, New Jersey’s largest hospital – which also is a not-for-profit, safety net facility – qualified for the Top Hospitals distinction and met all criteria to be named a Top Teaching Hospital.

“This Leapfrog designation does more than recognize our team’s commitment to quality, it validates what we have always known – the care at Bergen New Bridge is among the safest in the nation,” said Bergen New Bridge President and CEO Deborah Visconi. “It also reassures and provides peace of mind to the diverse communities we serve, that even through unprecedented times, Bergen New Bridge is here for them, providing all the care they need in the safest possible way.” 

Visconi credits her team of dedicated, compassionate, and talented healthcare professionals for making this national safety recognition a reality for New Jersey’s largest public hospital. She believes this top quality and safety designation will also bolster confidence in the full-service hospital that provides 24/7 emergency, medical and long-term care; women’s health, cardiac, radiology, laboratory and rehabilitation services; as well as mental and behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment, among other service lines.

“I’m so proud of everyone at Bergen New Bridge for their unwavering dedication to providing safe and quality care as we lead the way to ‘Zero Harm,’” said Bergen New Bridge President and CEO Deborah Visconi. “It takes a true team effort to earn an ‘A’ in the nation’s top distinction for patient safety and to be named a Leapfrog Top Hospital and I thank my team for their transformational work.”

“We are pleased to recognize Bergen New Bridge Medical Center as a Top Hospital this year,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Even with the continued strain of the COVID-19 pandemic Bergen New Bridge has demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to excellent health care in the greater-Bergen County community. We congratulate the board, leadership, staff and clinicians who put their patients first.”

 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. 

To see Bergen New Bridge’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2021 Top Hospitals, visit








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