Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center Earns Five-Star Rating by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in 2023 Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating Program
July 31, 2023
Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive hospital network, is pleased to announce that Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center has received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest rating offered by the federal agency’s Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating program.
CMS evaluated 5,446 hospitals across the United States registered with Medicare. Hackensack University Medical Center is one of only 483 hospitals across the U.S., 5 in New Jersey, and the only hospital in Bergen, Passaic, Hudson and Essex Counties to earn a five-star rating.
The Star Ratings system helps Medicare consumers compare the quality of Medicare health and drug plans being offered so they are empowered to make the best health care decisions for them.
“Hackensack Meridian Health is committed to providing highest-quality patient-centered care to the communities we serve,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, chief executive officer, Hackensack Meridian Health. “I want to congratulate our incredible team members at Hackensack University Medical Center on receiving a Five-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This rating is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our world-class physicians, front-line caregivers and the entire Hackensack Meridian Health family.”
“Hackensack University Medical Center is always striving for excellence, and we are so proud of our team members for receiving the highest rating the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has to offer,” said Mark Sparta, president and chief hospital executive, Hackensack University Medical Center and president, north region, Hackensack Meridian Health. “We look forward to continuing to provide outstanding care, as well as advancing research and innovation for the patients and communities we serve.”
CMS calculates star ratings based on a variety of quality measures divided into five categories: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience and timely and effective care. Scores reflect common conditions, such as heart attack and pneumonia, and the overall rating indicates how each hospital performs.
“Hackensack Meridian Health is continuously working on improving outcomes and enhancing the overall patient experience.” said Jose Azar, M.D., executive vice president and chief quality officer, Hackensack Meridian Health. “I am thrilled for the Hackensack University Medical Center team. This five-star rating reaffirms their rigorous efforts to provide the highest quality and safest care. They are setting an example and a blueprint for all our hospitals to achieve such a high distinction. We look forward to continuing to deliver on our promise of excellence to our patients, their families and communities.”
View the full CMS Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating list here.