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North Bergen hospital receives a 'C' grade in safety

According to a new report by, North Bergen’s Palisades Medical Center received a “C” grade on a national report card judging how well they kept their patients safe by protecting them from infections, bed sores, and harmful errors during their stay.

New Jersey ranked 22nd in the nation – a steep drop from fifth place last year, and the lowest the state has ever scored in the nine reports issued since 2012 by the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit health care watchdog organization.