Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Rated One of the Nation’s Top Heart Hospitals

May 22, 2017

Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center has been rated as one of the nation’s top heart hospitals in the May 2017 issue of Consumer Reports. The special report on heart health rated hospitals based on surgery success rates.

Hospitals that were rated included those that shared outcomes data with Consumer Reports and performed well in heart bypass and aortic valve replacement. Data that was considered for the report measured complications, mortality, and other factors.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center was among an elite list of 21 hospitals from the Northeast region to make the list. The region included hospitals in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

“We openly share details about the quality of care being provided at our hospitals, which is part of our culture and commitment to high reliability in which patient safety and quality are hardwired into everything we do,” says Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital. “We are committed to transparency at Hackensack Meridian Health and recognize that focusing on key measures can, and often does, accelerate change and improvements.”

At the heart of Hackensack Meridian Health’s comprehensive cardiovascular care is its leading-edge cardiac surgery programs at its two academic medical centers, including the outstanding program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. For many cardiovascular conditions, heart surgery remains the gold standard in treatment options, and can improve quality of life for patients when medical therapies cannot effectively manage their condition.

As a high-volume cardiac surgery center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center is a leader in the region, and provides the latest treatments using innovative technology and new techniques to mend virtually any heart.

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 – Hackensack University Medical Center 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, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood.

For additional information, please visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org.