HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce today that the medical center has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the top “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs” in the nation.

“Hackensack University Medical Center is committed to achieving excellence, enhancing the patient experience and elevating the standard of care in New Jersey and across the nation,” said Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, president and chief hospital executive, Hackensack University Medical Center and executive vice president of Population Health, Hackensack Meridian Health. “I want to congratulate all of our team members at the Orthopedic Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center on this well-deserved recognition.”

Becker’s Hospital Review highlighted the Orthopedic Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center, which has over 50 team members and offers personalized care plan for patients. An impressive 96 percent of patients are able to walk or stand within the same day as their total joint replacement procedure. In addition, Hackensack Meridian Health’s 30-day readmission rate for orthopedic patients is 1.9 percent, and 80 percent of patients are discharged home.

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“Hackensack University Medical Center is dedicated to providing seamless, compassionate, individualized care to the patients we serve,” said Michael Kelley, chair of Orthopedics, Hackensack University Medical Center. “I would like to thank our experienced and talented team members from the Orthopedics Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center for everything they do day in and day out to ensure that all of our patients get the care the care they need to reduce pain and recover quickly from their injury.” 

Hackensack University Medical Center was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a high-performing hospital in knee and hip replacements, and Healthgrades also rated Hackensack University Medical Center as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement.

Becker’s Hospital Review “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs” 2019 List was published on December 4, 2019.

For more information, contact Mary McGeever, Hackensack University Medical Center Communications and Public Relations Department, at 551-996-1730 (office), 551-795-1675 (cell) or Mary.McGeever@HackensackMeridian.org

About Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, a 781-bed nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is now part of the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care, which is comprised of 35,000 team members and more than 7,000 physicians. Hackensack University Medical Center is ranked #2 in New Jersey and #59 in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 Best Hospital rankings and is ranked high-performing in the U.S. in  colon cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, COPD, heart failure, heart bypass surgery, aortic valve surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, knee replacement and hip replacement. Out of 4,500 hospitals evaluated, Hackensack is one of only 57 that received a top rating in all nine procedures and conditions. Hackensack University Medical Center is one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more years in a row. Becker’s Hospital Review recognized Hackensack University Medical Center as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America 2018. The medical center is one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth, and received 26 Gold Seals of Approval™ by The Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its sixth consecutive designation in 2019. Hackensack University Medical Center has created an entire campus of award-winning care, including: John Theurer Cancer Center, a consortium member of the NCI-designated Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center; the Heart & Vascular Hospital; and the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which houses the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® and listed on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. Hackensack University Medical Center is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and is Official Medical Services Provider to THE NORTHERN TRUST PGA Golf Tournament. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events especially the Tackle Kids Cancer Campaign providing much needed research at the Children’s Cancer Institute housed at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. To learn more, visit www.HackensackUMC.org.


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