U.S. News & World Report Once Again Names Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Among Best in New Jersey

July 30, 2019

Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center are recognized among top hospitals in New Jersey

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is proud to announce that four of its hospitals – Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center – are among the top  hospitals in New Jersey for 2019-20, according to U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, the hospitals are also ranked as High Performing in the U.S. in several areas of care. The 30th annual Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

Hackensack University Medical Center is ranked #2 in New Jersey. Hackensack University Medical Center continues to set a high bar for New Jersey hospitals. In addition to its Best Hospitals ranking, Hackensack University Medical Center is also ranked High Performing in the U.S. in cancer care, geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and urology.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center is ranked #5 in New Jersey and is ranked 39 in orthopedics in the nation. Additionally, Jersey Shore University Medical Center is ranked High Performing in the U.S. in nephrology.

Riverview Medical Center is ranked #9 in New Jersey and is also ranked High Performing in the U.S. in orthopedics.

Ocean Medical Center is ranked #11 in New Jersey and is also ranked High Performing in the U.S. in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer surgery and heart failure.

“Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals are known for setting the standard of excellence for health care across New Jersey,’’ said Robert C. Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “Our world-class care teams remain committed to providing the most compassionate, patient-centric care for the patients, families and communities we are privileged to serve.’’

The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 5th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are geared toward complex specialty care.

For the 2019-20 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in nine procedures and conditions. Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating, and only 57 earned this rating in all nine Procedures & Conditions. The state and metro area rankings recognize hospitals that received high performing ratings across multiple areas of care.

“For 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to health care consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions and specialties.”

The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing and other care-related indicators.

The Procedures & Conditions ratings were produced by U.S. News analysts.

For more information about the 2019-20 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2020” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469937), available for pre-order now from the U.S. News Online Store and for purchase at other bookstores in mid-September.

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