October 30, 2019 – Red Bank, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center was one of 11 hospitals within the Hackensack Meridian Health network to receive Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards™.

“Hackensack Meridian Health is committed to delivering a high-quality, safe experience with exceptional outcomes for every person, every time,” said Robert C. Garrett, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health“I would like to congratulate our hospitals for this outstanding recognition and leading the way in elevating the standard of care every single day.”

Eleven Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals received a total of 51 five-star ratings across 24 conditions and procedures. Additionally, seven hospitals were recognized among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation across multiple areas including Cardiac Care, Cardiac Surgery, Coronary Interventional Procedures, Stroke, Neurosciences, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery and General Surgery.

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Additionally, Riverview Medical Center was one of four Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals to receive the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM this year.

Below is the list of the 2020 Healthgrades Five-Star awards Riverview received:

  • Cardiac
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure
  • Critical Care
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed
  • Neurosciences
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke
  • Orthopedics
    • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment
  • Pulmonary
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Vascular
    • Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Procedures

“Riverview Medical Center continues to be recognized for the amazing care we provide to our patients,” said Kelli O’Brien, chief hospital executive of Riverview Medical Center, “And, at the end of the day, our patients are who this is all about.  These many accolades can be attributed to the commitment we give to our patients that they will receive the best care possible from our incredibly talented and dedicated medical staff, nurses and team members.”

Click here to view the Healthgrades hospital quality methodologies. Healthgrades is the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

About Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center 

Celebrating its 90th anniversary, Riverview Medical Center is a 492-bed not-for-profit community hospital located on the Navesink River in Red Bank, New Jersey. Riverview Medical Center provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines including: maternity, surgical services, emergency and cancer services. Riverview’s Cancer Care Center offers comprehensive cancer services close to home, while Riverview’s Jane H. Booker Women’s Center combines expertise and convenience to address preventative health, diagnosis, treatment, and support for women of all ages.

Riverview Rehabilitation Center is Monmouth County’s only fully-accredited inpatient rehabilitation facility, and Riverview Medical Center is a designated Primary Stroke Center and has also maintained prestigious Magnet designation for Nursing Excellence since 1998. Riverview Medical Center is the only hospital in the region with the groundbreaking CyberKnife® system, offering a state-of-the-art alternative to surgery for some patients who have inoperable or surgically complex tumors. For more information about Riverview Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health, please call 1-800-560-9990 or visit www.riverviewmedicalcenter.com.

About Hackensack Meridian Health
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is 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.

Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 17 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which includes three academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, JFK Medical Center in Edison; two children's hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune; nine community hospitals - Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and Pascack Valley Medical Center inWestwood; and two rehabilitation hospitals - JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick; and a behavioral health hospital, Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead.

Additionally, the network has more than 500 patient care locations throughout the state which include ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, urgent care centers and physician practice locations. Hackensack Meridian Health has 35,000 team members, and 7,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The network's notable distinctions include having four hospitals ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include consistently achieving Magnet recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and Top 150 Places to Work in Healthcare/2019 by Becker's Healthcare.

Hackensack Meridian Health partnered with Seton Hall University to launch the only private medical school in New Jersey – Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University. Additionally, the network partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer to find more cures for cancer faster while ensuring that patients have access to the highest quality, most individualized cancer care when and where they need it.

Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies. For additional information, please visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org.