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Area Hospitals Earn Superior Grades

We at Regency Nursing are thrilled to report that our local hospitals have by and large earned A’s on their safety report card in April 2018. The report was released by Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, an initiative to improve health care in hospitals nation-wide.

Our area hospitals are important partners in our residents’ health care, and it’s great to know we have these quality facilities close by. We salute the top-graded hospitals, and their commitment to safety, and we wish them continued success in excellent patient care.

About the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care, began assigning grades to hospitals in 2012. They issue a report twice a year—in April and October—grading each hospital on an A–F scale. The Spring 2018 grades came out this morning, and 22 hospitals in New Jersey earned an A.

An A means the hospital is above average in most areas of patient care and outcomes. The grade does not measure doctors’ care; rather, it tells you how safe the hospital’s staff will keep you or your loved one. Leapfrog’s criteria include doctor and nurse staffing ratios, the number of post-surgical infections, and the rate of blood clots.

Some hospital officials maintain that Leapfrog’s methodology is too simplistic and doesn’t take the most up-to-date information into account. However, the report has become a valuable tool in educating the public and raising awareness about hospital safety.

While the survey downgraded New Jersey’s overall ranking to 17th from 11th place, we are still home to many top-ranked hospitals in patient safety.

Which hospitals earned an A

Bayshore Medical Center in Holdmel, just two miles from Regency Park, made the grade, as did Riverview Medical Center slightly farther away.

Regency Gardens in Wayne has five A-rated hospitals within a 20 mile radius: Hackensack University Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, Holy Name Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and The Valley Hospital. Of note, Saint Barnabas—also around 20 miles from Regency Grande in Dover—earned an A on every single report card since Leapfrog started issuing them in 2012. They are the only hospital in New Jersey with this distinction.

Morristown Memorial Hospital, just 12 miles from Regency Grande, also made it to the top 22. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, while not earning an A in the Leapfrog survey, landed near the top with a B grade. That means it’s average in some areas, and above average in others.

Here are New Jersey’s top 22 hospitals, listed in alphabetical order:

 

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Rehab Facilities Near Bayshore Hospital

I paid a visit to several patients last night at Bayshore Hospital in Holmdel New Jersey.

If you have a loved one at Bayshore Hospital who is going to require in-patient Post-acute therapy in a rehabilitation center nearby, consider the heralded 5 star Regency Park Post-acute Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility, located just two minutes away in Hazlet, NJ.

Bayshore at night
Bayshore at night
Newly redone lobby
Newly redone lobby
inside of lobby
inside of lobby
Ladies enjoying a concert at Regency Park
Ladies enjoying a concert at Regency Park
Regency Park outdoor park!
Regency Park outdoor park!

 

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Breast Cancer Awareness at Meridian Hospitals

I was at Bayshore Hospital in Holmdel this morning and will soon be on to Riverview Hospital in Red Bank, NJ.

Bayshore Hospital covered in snow during the winter
Bayshore Hospital covered in snow during the winter
Riverview Medical Center
Riverview Medical Center

Both of these hospitals are Meridian facilities and act as feeder hospitals to discharge their patients to our magnificent Regency Park Nursing and Post-Acute Rehabilitation Center, located just minutes away in Hazlet.

The Regency Park Post-Acute Care Center is a singular 5 star rated facility by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

Well, just as in previous years, Meridian is painting the town pink, to raise awareness for breast cancer.

I blogged it last year when I visited Riverview Hospital in Red bank and I actually participated in one of their events.

This morning, I noted all of the pink decals at Bayshore Hospital.

Take a look:

Breast Cancer awareness at Bayshore hospital
Breast Cancer awareness at Bayshore hospital
Creative decals in the hospital gift shop area
Creative decals in the hospital gift shop area
Flags outside Bayshore Hospital
Flags outside Bayshore Hospital

 

When I’m done in the Hazlet, Holmdel, Red Bank Area (Regency Park is the very best nursing home in the area), I will be visiting the breathtaking Regency Jewish Heritage Post-Acute Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Somerset, NJ!!

Regency Jewish Heritage has also earned the coveted 5 Star Rating for Excellence!!!

We are proud of it too!

Take a look:

5 Stars for Regency Heritage and proud of it!
5 Stars for Regency Heritage and proud of it!
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Dr. Vasantha Perkari at Regency Park Nursing Center

Dr. Vasantha Perkari
Dr. Vasantha Perkari

From time to time, we spotlight some of our world class doctors who are credentialed and operate at the various Regency nursing and rehab facilities in New Jersey.

One of our superstar attending physicians at Regency Park in Hazlet, is Dr. Vasantha Perkari.

Dr. Perkari has been with us for some time and has engendered a well deserved reputation, both in the community as well as in our facility, for her expertise in medicine and above all, her incredible compassion towards her patients.

Dr. Perkari is the consummate professional and she is deeply committed to her patients.

Our nursing staff at Regency Park, loves collaborating with her and regard her with great esteem and admiration.

She is truly a “Regency Superstar” and we are grateful to have her on board!

With two convenient offices in Monmouth County, New Jersey, Vasantha Perkari has specialized in Internal Medicine in the State of New Jersey since 1989 and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  Dr. Perkari is the Chief of Medicine of Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, New Jersey.  She is the Chair of Internal Medicine at Bayshore Community Hospital and the Chair of the Central Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at  Bayshore Community Hospital and Jersey Shore Medical Center.  Dr. Perkari is also affiliated with Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, New Jersey.