Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Nationally Recognized by Healthgrades for Excellence in Specialty Care — the Most of Any Health Network in New Jersey   

Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Nationally Recognized by Healthgrades for Excellence in Specialty Care — the Most of Any Health Network in New Jersey

December 07, 2023

According to Healthgrades, the health network received the most awards in New Jersey for 2024

Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals received 80 Five-Star designations for specialty care, the most specialty care distinctions of any health system in New Jersey

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network is proud to announce that 11 of its hospitals have achieved numerous accolades for clinical excellence, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. The health network received the most awards in New Jersey for 2024. Hackensack Meridian Health also received 46 national distinctions for clinical excellence and 80 Five-Star designations for specialty care — the most Healthgrades specialty care distinctions of any health system in New Jersey.

“Hackensack Meridian Health is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care to the communities we serve,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, chief executive officer of Hackensack Meridian Health. “Thanks to the tireless efforts of our world-class team members, Hackensack Meridian Health received the most awards of any health network in New Jersey. We look forward to continuing to set a high standard in New Jersey and beyond while delivering innovative, compassionate care and improved outcomes for our patients.”

Among the network hospitals’ distinctions are Specialty Excellence Awards placing the hospital in the Top 10% of the nation for services such as Cardiac Care, Coronary Intervention and Critical Care, along with 80 Five-Star ratings for numerous services including Treatment of Stroke, Treatment of Heart Failure and C-Section Delivery. These achievements place Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals in the upper echelon of hospitals nationally for specialty care and reflect the organization’s commitment to consistently delivering the best care possible.

Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on clinical outcomes: risk-adjusted mortality and complications. By focusing on what matters most, patient outcomes, Healthgrades ratings provide critical feedback for both patients and hospitals. By offering easy access to objective performance measures, Healthgrades gives consumers the information they need to find a hospital that excels in providing the care they need. And, by shining a light on strengths and weaknesses, Healthgrades ratings help direct hospitals to opportunities for clinical improvement. The 2024 hospital assessment evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 35 common conditions and procedures at approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide to identify the top performers.

The 2024 Healthgrades analysis revealed that the variation in performance among hospitals continues to widen, making it increasingly important to seek care at top-rated programs. From 2020 through 2022, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to five-star hospitals, on average, 215,667 lives could potentially have been saved, and 149,521 patients could have avoided potential complications.*

The following Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals recognized by Healthgrades includes:

Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center

Best Specialty

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ in 2024

Cardiac

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiology Services in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for 7 Years in a Row (2018-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 5 Years in a Row (2020-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 7 Years in a Row (2018-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Defibrillator Procedures in 2024

Neurosciences

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)

Orthopedics

  • Five-Star Recipient for Outpatient Knee Replacement in 2023

Pulmonary

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 19 Years in a Row (2006-2024)

Gastrointestinal

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction in 2024

Critical Care

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure in 2024

Labor and Delivery

  • Five-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery for 8 Years in a Row (2016-2023)

Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Best Specialty

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • One of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ in 2024
  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ for 5 Years in a Row (2020-2024)
  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)

Bariatric Surgery

  • Five-Star Recipient for Bariatric Surgery for 7 Years in a Row (2018-2024)

Cardiac

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)

Neurosciences

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Neurosciences Excellence Award™ for 5 Years in a Row (2020-2024)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for 5 Years in a Row (2020-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Neurosciences for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke for 5 Years in a Row (2020-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosciences for 5 Years in a Row (2020-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke for 5 Years in a Row (2020-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 6 Years in a Row (2019-2024)

Pulmonary

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)

Gastrointestinal

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall GI Services for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Gastrointestinal Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)

Critical Care

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 6 Years in a Row (2019-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism in 2024

GYN Surgery

  • Five-Star Recipient for Hysterectomy for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)

Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center

Best Specialty

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries™ for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery™ in 2024
  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ in 2024

Cardiac

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 6 Years in a Row (2019-2024)

Neurosciences

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Stroke Care Excellence Award™
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 6 Years in a Row (2019-2024)

Pulmonary

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia in 2024

Prostate Surgery

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Prostate Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Prostate Surgery in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Prostate Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Prostate Removal Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)

Gastrointestinal

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Gastrointestinal Surgery in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Gastrointestinal Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeries in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)

Critical Care

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Critical Care Excellence Award™
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)

Labor and Delivery

  • Five-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery for 8 Years in a Row (2016-2023)

Hackensack Meridian Ocean University Medical Center

Cardiac

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2024

Neurosciences

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Stroke Care Excellence Award™
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 6 Years in a Row (2019-2024)

Pulmonary

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia in 2024

Gastrointestinal

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Gastrointestinal Surgery in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed in 2024

Critical Care

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism in 2024

Surgical Care

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Surgical Care Excellence Award™
  • Named Among the Top 10% of Hospitals in the Nation for Surgical Care in 2024

Labor and Delivery

  • Five-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery for 8 Years in a Row (2016-2023)

Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center

Labor and Delivery

  • Five-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery for 8 Years in a Row (2016-2023)

Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center

Cardiac

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)

Orthopedics

  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)

Critical Care

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 6 Years in a Row (2019-2024)

Labor and Delivery

  • Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center

Bariatric Surgery

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2023 Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Recognized by Healthgrades in 2023 for Superior Performance in Bariatric Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Among the Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Bariatric Surgery in 2023 for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Bariatric Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)

Labor and Delivery

  • Five-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)

GYN Surgery

  • Five-Star Recipient for Gynecologic Procedures for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)

Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center

Best Specialty

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)

Bariatric Surgery

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ for 6 Years in a Row (2019-2024)
  • Recognized by Healthgrades for Superior Performance in Bariatric Surgery for 6 Years in a Row (2019-2024)
  • Among the Top 5% of Hospitals Evaluated for Bariatric Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • Among the Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Bariatric Surgery for 6 Years in a Row (2019-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Bariatric Surgery for 7 Years in a Row (2018-2024)

Neurosciences

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Neurosciences Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for 6 Years in a Row (2019-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Neurosciences for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosciences for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke for 6 Years in a Row (2019-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 6 Years in a Row (2019-2024)

Gastrointestinal

  • Five-Star Recipient for Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeries in 2024

Labor and Delivery

  • Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery for 8 Years in a Row (2016-2023)

Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Medical Center

Best Specialty

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ in 2024

Cardiac

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)

Orthopedics

  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)

Neurosciences

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Stroke Care Excellence Award™
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke in 2024

Pulmonary

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)

Vascular

  • Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Procedures for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)

Gastrointestinal

  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)

Critical Care

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Diabetic Hospitalizations for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)

Hackensack Meridian Southern Ocean Medical Center

Neurosciences

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke in 2024

Critical Care

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis in 2024

Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center

Bariatric Surgery

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2023 Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Recognized by Healthgrades in 2023 for Superior Performance in Bariatric Surgery For 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Among the Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Bariatric Surgery in 2023 For 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Bariatric Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)

Orthopedics

  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment in 2024

Pulmonary

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in 2024

Labor and Delivery

  • Five-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)

View the full list of 2023 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards™ and Five-Star Speciality Care Ratings here.

Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of how we rate and why hospital quality matters here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. Click here to view the complete 2024 Specialty Awards and Ratings Methodology.

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