Press Release

For Immediate Release
Aug 2, 2016
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U.S. News & World Report Names Hackensack Meridian Health Among Best in New Jersey and New York Metro Area


Neptune, NJ - Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, and Ocean Medical Center, Brick, all members of Hackensack Meridian Health, have been recognized as three of the best hospitals for 2016-2017 in New Jersey and the New York metro area by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

Hackensack University Medical Center is once again ranked #1 in New Jersey and #4 in the New York metro area. Additionally, HackensackUMC is nationally ranked in four specialties for providing superior care for the most complex clinical procedures, which include: Cardiology and Heart Surgery; Ear, Nose and Throat; Orthopedics; and Urology. HackensackUMC is also deemed a high-performing hospital among all nine common adult procedures and conditions.

“These Best Hospital rankings underscore the high-quality patient care Hackensack Meridian Health consistently delivers to residents across New Jersey and the region,” said Robert C. Garrett, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “We are extremely proud that HackensackUMC is once again considered the best hospital in New Jersey and one of the top hospitals in the nation. Our physicians and team members truly believe in the care they provide, and are excited to offer patients more options and innovative treatments.”

Jersey Shore University Medical Center moved up to #4 in New Jersey, and is ranked #13 in the New York metro area . Jersey Shore is deemed a high-performing hospital in two specialties, Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Urology, a recognition reserved for the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation. Additionally, Jersey Shore is deemed high performing across eight common adult procedures and conditions.

New this year, Ocean Medical Center is ranked #8 in New Jersey and #18 in the New York metro area. In addition to Ocean's Best Regional Hospital ranking, it is also recognized as a high-performing hospital in five common adult procedures and conditions.

“We are very proud that U.S. News & World Report has continued to recognize the outstanding hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health in these rankings,” said John K. Lloyd, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “These rankings speak to the continued efforts of our physicians, nurses, and team members who are focused every day on consistently providing excellent care for our patients.”

Riverview Medical Center is deemed high performing in three common adult procedures and conditions, while HackensackUMC Mountainside and Raritan Bay Medical Center - Perth Amboy are each deemed high performing in two.

U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include: objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.

Hackensack Meridian Health combines the excellence and innovation of academic medical centers with the convenience and compassion of community-based care and services.

About Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The Network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.” Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers - HackensackUMC in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals - Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair, HackensackUMC Palisades in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood.

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