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New Brunswick, N.J. – September 9, 2019 – Saint Peter’s University Hospital has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report (USNWR).
The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 5th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are geared toward complex specialty care.
Saint Peter’s University Hospital earned “High Performing” ratings for Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics, in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for those types of care.
“We are honored to have five of our clinical areas recognized among the top 10% in the nation for their specialty,” said Leslie D. Hirsch, president and chief executive officer, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. “Saint Peter’s is dedicated to ensuring all of our clinical areas deliver the highest quality care possible to improve patient outcomes, and this rating from U.S. News reinforces that our clinical care teams are delivering on that commitment.”
In addition to its recognition as a High Performing Hospital nationally in the five adult specialties mentioned above, based on scores published by USNWR, Saint Peter’s places amongst the best in New Jersey in the following specialties and service lines: second in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery and Geriatrics; fourth in Neurology and Neurosurgery and Orthopedics; and fifth in Pulmonology and Lung Surgery and Cancer.
For the 2019-20 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in nine procedures and conditions. Less than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating, and only 57 earned this rating in all nine Procedures & Conditions. The state and metro area rankings recognize hospitals that received high performing ratings across multiple areas of care.
“For 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions and specialties.”
The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing, and other care-related indicators.
The Procedures & Conditions ratings were produced by U.S. News analysts.
For more information about the 2019-20 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2020” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469937), available for pre-order now from the U.S. News Online Store and for purchase at other bookstores in mid-September.
About Saint Peter’s University Hospital
Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. Saint Peter’s is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in diabetes, gastroenterology with a specialized Heartburn and Reflux Center, oncology, orthopedics, and women’s services. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, pediatric surgery and orthopedic surgery featuring innovative anterior scoliosis correction surgery. The hospital offers a midwifery service and has plans to open a brand-new state-of-the-art Birth Center in Fall 2019. Saint Peter’s is a sponsor of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and internal medicine, and is a major clinical affiliate with Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Visit www.saintpetershcs.com or call 732-745-8600.
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