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Jersey Shore University Medical Center

About Us

Leading the way in providing quality care for more than 100 years.

Located in Neptune, NJ, Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center is a leading academic medical center and the only Level I Adult and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in Monmouth and Ocean counties. With more than 1,200 physicians in 60 specialty areas, Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s team provides high-quality care in a patient-centered environment. Also located on the Jersey Shore campus is HOPE Tower - a 10-story medical office building providing a healing outpatient experience. Guided by a patient-centered approach toward care, and informed by the latest medical breakthroughs, HOPE Tower includes advanced imaging services, a clinical academic center, specialty physician offices, and a cancer center.
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2023-2024Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2023-2024 as the #6 hospital in New Jersey, nationally recognized for High Performing Orthopedics and Pulmonology & Lung Surgery programs, and High Performing for nine areas of care, including aortic valve surgery; heart attack; heart bypass surgery; heart failure; stroke; leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma; lung cancer surgery; diabetes and kidney failure
  • Home to K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, the #1 Children’s Hospital in New Jersey, according to U.S. News & World Report. The hospital, along with Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, is nationally ranked in four specialties, including pediatric cancer, pediatric nephrology, pediatric neurology & neurosurgery, and pediatric urology.
  • Received five consecutive ‘A’ Grades for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, as of Spring 2023
  • Named by Healthgrades as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals for three years in a row (among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation); named a Top 100 Best Hospital in several areas, including Cardiac Care, Stroke Care, Gastrointestinal Care and Gastrointestinal Surgery; recognized with Excellence Awards for Cardiac Surgery, Neurosciences, Cranial Neurosurgery and Critical Care
  • Recognized nationally as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek and a High Performing hospital for maternity care by U.S. News & World Report
  • Received Magnet Recognition, six times, from the ANCC
  • Received the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth
  • Awarded by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) with three-star ratings for isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR), aortic valve replacement (AVR) combined with CABG (AVR+CABG) and isolated mitral valve replacement and repair (MVRR) surgeries
  • Received advanced certification by The Joint Commission in comprehensive stroke care, inpatient diabetes, advanced palliative care, and advanced total hip and knee replacement
  • Received the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Center of Excellence for Pancreas, Liver, and Bile Duct Cancer Certification, the only medical center in the nation to receive Center of Excellence for Lung and Esophageal Cancers
  • Received the Joint Commission Core Certification for behavioral health care and human services, depression, esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and sepsis
  • Received the American College of Cardiology NCDR Chest Pain MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award
  • Received the American College of Cardiology HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence
  • Received the AHA/ASA Get With The Guidelines®; Stroke Gold Plus, Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll Award; Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll; Heart Failure Gold Plus Award
  • Received accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, American College of Surgeons
  • Appointed an American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) Approved Cross-Specialty Team
  • Received the Center of Distinction and Center of Excellence award for wound care
  • Named a Bariatric Center of Excellence and the only Center in New Jersey to be named a Comprehensive Center with Adolescent and Obesity Medicine Qualifications by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®)
  • Named a Center for Comprehensive MS Care, National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Partners in MS Care program
  • Named an ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence
  • Received Accreditation, Destination Therapy VAD Program from CMS Gold Antimicrobial Steward Award from the NJDOH
  • Named a LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader designation with a perfect score of 100
  • Named Best Hospital by the Women’s Choice Awards 

“We’re proud to be recognized as one of the 250 best hospitals in the nation by Healthgrades as well as one of New Jersey’s top hospitals, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. It’s truly our privilege and an honor to care for our community by providing accessible, affordable high-quality treatment and compassionate care whenever and wherever our neighbors need it.”

- Vito Buccellato, President and Chief Hospital Executive

Patient Actor Program 

Would you like to make an impact on how our physicians in training provide care to the community? Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center is encouraging members of the community to enroll in the Patient Actor Program.

Learn more about being a patient actor. 

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