HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The choice of a hospital is a difficult one for patients to make, in non-emergency situations, as patients do not have the information available to make an informed decision.

The website,  Medicare Hosptial Compare, has attempted to help individuals by rating hospitals based on seven core proficiencies. The results of the ratings of the Central Bergen County area hospitals showed the following rankings.

 

 

Category National Average Comparison
HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER BERGEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER VALLEY HOSPITAL HOLY NAME MEDICAL CENTER HUDSON REGIONAL HOSPITAL ST MARY'S GENERAL HOSPITAL
Location Hackensack   Paramus Ridgewood Teaneck Secaucus Passaic
Total Rating 3 out of 5  2 out of 5 4 out of 5  3 out of 5  2 out of 5 3 out of 5 
Mortality Above the national average Not Available5 Above the national average Above the national average Same as the national average Same as the national average
Safety of Care Below the national average Same as the national average Above the national average Below the national average Not Available5 Above the national average
Readmission Below the national average Below the national average Below the national average Above the national average Below the national average Above the national average
Patient Experience Same as the national average Not Available16 Same as the national average Same as the national average Below the national average Below the national average
Effectiveness of Care Below the national average Same as the national average Same as the national average Below the national average Same as the national average Same as the national average
Timeliness of Care Below the national average Same as the national average Same as the national average Below the national average Same as the national average Same as the national average
Efficient use of Medical Imaging Above the national average Not Available5 Same as the national average Same as the national average Not Available5

Same as the national average

 

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 For more information, including the underlying details behind the statistics of each of these categories go Medicare Hospital Compare