Hackensack Meridian Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities Featured on Newsweek’s Inaugural “Best Nursing Homes 2020” List

January 31, 2020

Four Hackensack Meridian Health facilities among 406 nursing facilities nationwide recognized by Newsweek for excellence

Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to announce that four of the network’s nursing and rehabilitation facilities – West Caldwell Care Center, Prospect Heights Care Center, Hackensack Meridian Health Nursing & Rehab in North Bergen, and Hackensack Meridian Health Nursing & Rehab in Holmdel – were recognized among the best nursing homes in the United States by Newsweek. Newsweek announced its inaugural ranking of Best Nursing Homes, recognizing award-winners in 20 states.

“Hackensack Meridian Health is transforming the continuum of care. Each day we deliver highly coordinated, high-quality care from our hospitals to our nursing and rehabilitation care facilities to our patients and families,” said Robert C. Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes recognition is a testament to our dedicated and hardworking team members who are elevating the standard of care in New Jersey and beyond.”

Newsweek, working with well-respected global data research firm Statista, Inc., analyzed over 15,000 nursing homes in the United States. Only 406 nursing homes across the country and 38 in New Jersey have been named to Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes list.

“Hackensack Meridian Health is committed to providing high-quality, personalized, compassionate nursing care to the patients and families we serve,” said Stephen Baker, president, Post-Acute Care at Hackensack Meridian Health. “It is an honor for our nursing and rehabilitation facilities to be recognized by Newsweek among the best nursing homes in the country, and we would like to congratulate all of our team members for the outstanding care they provide each day.”

In addition to this recognition, two of the four facilities, the Care Center in West Caldwell and Prospect Heights Care Center, have recently been named to the U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Nursing Homes. That list also surveyed 15,000 nursing and rehabilitation facilities from across the country and distinguished only 19 percent of nursing homes with a “High Performing” rating.

Hackensack Meridian Health‘s skilled nursing facilities provide personalized care for patients ranging from long-term nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, post-hospital discharge and post-surgical care rehabilitation, hospice care, 24-hour skilled nursing, coordination of physician services and family counseling in a comfortable, home-like setting.