U.S. News & World Report Names Hackensack Meridian Health Among Best

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.


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