Eleven Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Make  NJBIZ List of New Jersey’s Top Hospitals

Riverview Medical Center named among the top hospitals in New Jersey

Red Bank, NJ  ― Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is proud to announce that 11 network hospitals, including No. 1 ranked Hackensack University Medical Center, were included in NJBIZ’s New Jersey’s Top Hospitals. This list, based on total patient discharges, indicates a large majority of people in the state of New Jersey turn to Hackensack Meridian Health as their health care provider of choice. 

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“We are proud of this recognition and are honored patients trust us to provide high-quality, convenient care and the best experience possible. This prestigious list is further evidence that our network is living its mission to transform health care and to be the leader of positive change,” said Robert C. Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health.

The network has the most hospitals of any health network in the state on the list including:  Hackensack University Medical Center, No. 1; Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, No. 7 and JFK Medical Center in Edison, No. 16.  Other network hospitals included in the list are: 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 and Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead.

“Riverview Medical Center works tirelessly to provide the best care possible to our patients and community,” said Kelli O’Brien, chief hospital executive. “Our presence on this list is just another reminder of the quality of our services and the dedication of our team members.”

To view the NJBIZ list of New Jersey’s Top Hospitals, please click here.


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.



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 – Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin; a behavioral health hospital – Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead; and two rehabilitation hospitals - JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick.

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 more than 34,100 team members, and 6,500 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 among the top 10 in New Jersey by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and being named to Becker’s Healthcare’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare/2018” list. 

The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, the first private medical school in New Jersey in more than 50 years, welcomed its first class of students in 2018 to its On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton. Additionally, the network partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 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 HackensackMeridianHealth.org.

Kevin Israel

Manager, Public Relations

Riverview and Bayshore Medical Centers

Riverview Medical Center

1 Riverview Plaza | Red Bank, NJ 07701

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