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

Hackensack Meridian Health has more top-ranked hospitals than any system in New Jersey; Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center 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 2020-21, according to U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, the health system has more top-ranked hospitals than any system in New Jersey. The hospitals are also ranked as High Performing in the U.S. in several areas of care. The 31st annual Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

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Hackensack University Medical Center is ranked #2 in New Jersey and ranked among the top 1 percent of all hospitals in the nation – continuing 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, cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center is ranked #6 in New Jersey. Additionally, Jersey Shore University Medical Center is ranked High Performing in the U.S. in nephrology and orthopedics.

Ocean Medical Center is ranked #7 in New Jersey and is also ranked High Performing in the U.S. in congestive heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip replacement and knee replacement.

Riverview Medical Center is ranked #12 in New Jersey and is also ranked High Performing in the U.S. in congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and hip replacement.

In addition, Southern Ocean Medical Center ranked High Performing in the U.S. in urology, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

“Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals continue to lead the way – elevating the standard of care in New Jersey and across the country,’’ said Robert C. Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “Not only do we have the most top-ranked hospitals of any health system in New Jersey, but Hackensack University Medical Center is among the top 1 percent of all the hospitals in the nation. While we are proud to be among the best, it only inspires us to keep getting better.”

For the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties, 10 procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized the best regional hospitals based on high performing rankings across multiple areas of care.

“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

For more information about the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the “Best Hospitals 2021” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469951), available in stores October 6.

For more information, visit Best Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.