LIVINGSTON, NJ — U.S. News & World Report recently recognized Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) as a “Best Hospital” for Diabetes and Gynecology in 2019-20. SBMC was also named “high-performing”—or in the top 10 percent of programs in the country—in treating Colon Cancer, Congestive Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 

Now in their 30th year, the annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

“At Saint Barnabas Medical Center, we are passionate about our mission of delivering compassionate care, healthcare excellence and superior service to our patients and their families,” said Stephen Zieniewicz, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of SBMC. “This recognition is a testament to our intentional focus on safety and quality and the outstanding work being done by our entire team.”

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U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions for the 2019-20 rankings and ratings. In the 16 specialty areas, 165 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.

In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as “high-performing” across multiple areas of care. Regionally, SBMC was also recognized as a Best Hospital and high-performing in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery.

“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 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.

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