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U.S. News Announces 2017-18 Best Hospitals in New Jersey and Nationally

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NEW JERSEY -- U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of Best Hospitals in the U.S. and in each state. According to the magazine, the analysis reviews hospitals' performance in clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on factors including survival, patient safety, and nurse staffing, among others. The rankings also looked at treatment of specialties and conditions, such as cancer and heart bypass surgery, hip and knee replacement and COPD.

U.S. News rated Hackensack University Medical Center, which was nationally ranked in three adult specialties and one pediatric specialty, as New Jersey’s No. 1 hospital. In Morris County, Morristown Medial Center had the highest ranking and No. 2 ranked in New Jersey overall.

"Covering nearly every hospital in every U.S. community, U.S. News offers deep, rich data that patients can use to help them make informed decisions about where to receive surgical or medical care," said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis for the magazine. "We know outcomes matter most, which is why U.S. News is committed to publishing as much data as possible on patient outcomes."

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New Jersey's Top Hospitals (according to U.S. News)

#1 in New Jersey
Hackensack University Medical Center (Hackensack, NJ)
Hackensack University Medical Center is nationally ranked in 3 adult specialties and 1 pediatric specialty and high performing in 8 procedures/conditions

#2 in New Jersey
Morristown Medical Center (Morristown, NJ)
Morristown Medical Center is nationally ranked in 2 adult specialties and high performing in 9 procedures/conditions

#3 in New Jersey
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (New Brunswick, NJ)
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is nationally ranked in 1 pediatric specialty and high performing in 7 procedures/conditions.

#4 in New Jersey
Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Neptune, NJ)
Jersey Shore University Medical Center is high performing in 8 procedures/conditions.

#5 in New Jersey (tie)
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (Atlantic City, NJ)
AtlantiCare Regional is high performing in 6 procedures/conditions.

Valley Hospital (Ridgewood, NJ)
Valley Hospital is high performing in 7 procedures/conditions.

#7 in New Jersey
Virtua Voorhees (Voorhees, NJ)
Virtua Voorhees is high performing in 5 procedures/conditions.

#8 in New Jersey (tie)
Ocean Medical Center (Brick Township, NJ)
Ocean Medical Center is high performing in 4 procedures/conditions.

Overlook Medical Center (Summit, NJ)
Overlook Medical Center is high performing in 2 procedures/conditions.  

Riverview Medical Center (Red Bank, NJ)
Riverview Medical Center is high performing in 4 procedures/conditions.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset (Somerville, NJ)
RWJ in Somerville, NJ is high performing in 3 procedures/conditions.

University Medical Center of Princeton (Plainsboro, NJ)
University Medical Center is high performing in 4 procedures/conditions.

Nationally, U.S. News ranked the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota as the best hospital in the country.

The 2017-18 Best Hospitals Honor Roll (according to U.S. News)
1. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
2. Cleveland Clinic
3. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
4. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
5. UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco
6. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor
7. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
8. New York-Presbyterian Hospital, N.Y.
9. Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital, Stanford, Calif.
10. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia

U.S. News estimates that nearly 2 million hospital inpatients a year face the prospect of surgery or special care that poses either unusual technical challenges or significantly heightened risk of death or harm because of age, physical condition or existing conditions.

U.S. News says its rankings are “a tool that can help such patients find sources of especially skilled inpatient care” and that its methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators. For the 2017-18 report, U.S. News also examined:

  • Five years of Medicare data – covering more than 60 million hospitalizations – to calculate procedures and conditions ratings (as opposed to three years used in previous ratings).
  • Socioeconomic status and transfer patients. Hospitals treat patients of varying income levels, ages and health challenges. U.S. News says that it improved its measurements to avoid penalizing hospitals for treating low-income patients or for accepting high-risk cases transferred from other facilities.
  • Volume. The number of patients treated, which reflects a hospital's level of experience, is an important quality indicator in the rankings. This year, U.S. News refined how it measures volume to improve comparability among hospitals.

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