Morristown Medical Center is once again the best hospital in New Jersey, according to the latest US News & World Report annual analysis of physician recommendations, patient surveys and Medicare data.
A total of 15 New Jersey hospitals earned recognition from the high profile list, in its 30th year of publication.
Nationally claimed Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Top honors, followed by Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
More than 4,500 hospitals were evaluated for US News & # 39; s latest survey.
"For 30 years USA News has been trying to make hospital quality more transparent for health care consumers across the country," said Ben Harder, Executive Editor and Head of Health Analysis at U.S. News .
“By providing the most comprehensive data available at nearly every hospital across the United States, we provide patients, families, and physicians with information to support their search for the best care across a variety of procedures, conditions, and specialties. . ”
USA News varied the formula for the latest report, and as such, the authors advise against comparing the 201
"The new model provides a more comprehensive assessment that is useful for patients, families and their medical professionals," Harder said.
The study evaluates hospital performance in 16 common specialties and the nine most common procedures they encounter.
Here, New Jersey's top hospital is ranked according to the report:
11. (tie) Overlook Medical Center
Summit Hospital received recognition for its "high performance" (also known as above average) treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, colon cancer surgery and heart failure. The hospital, operated by Atlantic Health System, has appeared on the list for nine consecutive years.
11. (tie) Jefferson Health-Jefferson Stratford Hospital
This hospital in South Jersey is a high player in the treatment of COPD and heart failure and performing surgery on the knee.
11. (tie) Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro
Princeton is a senior practitioner in knee and hip surgery and heart failure treatment.
11. (tie) Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center in Brick
This Ocean County hospital is a high player in colon cancer surgery and treatment of COPD and heart failure.
11. (tie) Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden
Patients will receive above average care if they have COPD, heart failure or undergo cardiovascular surgery.
9. (tie) Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville
This RWJBarnabas hospital offers above average care in orthopedics, heart failure, colon cancer surgery and hip prosthesis surgery.
9. (tie) Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank
This Monmouth County hospital is a high performer for orthopedic conditions and treatment of heart failure, COPD and hip replacement surgery.
7. (tie) Virtua Voorhees Hospital
Patients here can expect above average treatment for heart failure, colon cancer surgery, COPD and hip and knee replacement surgery. It is also the seventh-best hospital in the South Jersey region, and the ninth-best in the Philadelphia area.
7. (tie) AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City
This hospital is a prominent area in orthopedic treatment, for the treatment of COPD, heart failure and hip and knee replacement surgery.
6. Valley Hospital in Ridgewood
The Bergen County Independent Hospital is a senior practitioner in orthopedic treatment, heart failure treatment, performing colon cancer and lung cancer surgery, hip replacement surgery and treatment of COPD.
5. Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune
This Hackensack Meridian Health hospital offers the nation's 39th best orthopedic department. The nephrology department is above average, as is the record that performed aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure treatment and COPD.
4. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick
This flagship hospital in the RWJ Barnabas Health Network collected awards for cancer and COPD treatment, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, orthopedics, aortic valve surgery, cardiovascular surgery, heart failure and colon cancer surgery.
3rd St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston
Located in Livingston and one of the flagship hospitals in the RWJ Barnabas chain, St. Barnabas ranks 25th for its gynecology department and 32nd for the treatment of diabetes.
The hospital succeeds by "making sure we have the most advanced technology available to our patients," said spokeswoman Sally Malech.
"We have a clinical effectiveness program that is focused on improving clinical outcomes and prepare patients before they arrive at the hospital for their procedure so that they are aware of what is going to happen, is prepared and can be discharged directly home when it is appropriate, "she added.
St. Barnabas is also a high player in gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery, colon cancer surgery and heart failure treatment and COPD.
2. Hackens University Medical Center
This hospital in Bergen county has a long list of high-performing services: cancer care, geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, abdominal aortic aneurysm, aortic valve surgery, cardiovascular surgery, heart failure, heart failure, heart failure, heart failure, heart failure, heart failure, and Knee Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery.
1. Morristown Medical Center
Not only is Morristown number one, it is the only New Jersey ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery, registered as the 26th best.
Morristown also ranked 34th in orthopedics.
It is the 9th best hospital in the New York-New Jersey region.
“This enduring recognition demonstrates the commitment of our team … to building healthier communities, ensuring exceptional care at all times, focusing on excellent patient outcomes and experiences, seamless coordination of care and innovation to provide the best care for our patients. , "said Morristown President Trish O & # 39; Keefe, a Registered Nurse.
" As a leader, we will continue to provide high-quality care to our patients and work with our communities to ensure they have the programs and resources to sustain them healthy. "
Hospital acquired the status of high executive role for their gastroenterologitjenester and GI gery, geriatrics, nefrotologi, urology, aortaklaffekirurgi, abdominal aortic aneurysm, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer, surgery, COPD, hip and knebytteoperasjon and lung cancer surgery.
The results loosely defined as "a hospital's success in keeping patients alive" make up 37.5 percent of the score; "Other" care-related indicators such as nurse-patient ratio and quality data from the American Hospital Association's annual 2017 survey make up 30 percent expert opinion from board-certified physicians in their area of expertise accounting for 27 percent, and patient surveys account for 5 percent.
Since the magazine began its investigation 30 years ago, other authorities have created report cards and other rankings, including the Leapfrog Safety Report Card, based on data and patient surveys. Experts advise the public to use these tools in a broader discussion of where they seek care.
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