Healthgrades recognizes top N.J. hospitals in annual Report to the Nation

By Emily Bader
New Jersey | Oct 23, 2019 at 4:45 am

Healthgrades released its 2020 Annual Report to the Nation on Tuesday and in it recognized the top hospitals in the nation that deliver superior patient outcomes within 16 service lines.

The report found each hospital by analyzing approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records and other data to find their quality and safety metrics in 32 common inpatient conditions and procedures.

“The hospitals that stand out for exceptional performance in these specialty care procedures should be commended for their long-standing commitment to quality,” Brad Bowman, chief medical officer, Healthgrades, said. “As consumers are increasingly savvy when it comes to finding and selecting a hospital, patients can be confident when they select a hospital that has achieved this Healthgrades recognition.”

Below are each of the service lines and the top New Jersey hospitals in that category. In each category, Healthgrades further distinguished hospitals with a * as America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Specialty Care.

Bariatric Surgery

Cardiac Care

Cardiac Surgery

Coronary Intervention

Cranial Neurosurgery

Critical Care

  • *Morristown Medical Center;
  • *Overlook Medical Center;
  • Valley Hospital.

Gastrointestinal Care

  • *AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center – Atlantic City;
  • Christ Hospital, Jersey City;
  • Morristown Medical Center;
  • *Overlook Medical Center;
  • *Saint Michael’s Medical Center;
  • *Valley Hospital.

General Surgery

  • Christ Hospital;
  • HMH Raritan Bay Medical Center – Perth Amboy;
  • *Overlook Medical Center;
  • *Saint Michael’s Medical Center;
  • *Valley Hospital.

Joint Replacement

  • *AtlantCare Regional Medical Center – Atlantic City;
  • *Morristown Medical Center;
  • Virtua Berlin.

Neurosciences

  • HMH Jersey Shore University Medical Center;
  • Overlook Medical Center;
  • Valley Hospital.

Orthopedic Surgery

  • *AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center – Atlantic City;
  • *Community Medical Center, Toms River;
  • *Morristown Medical Center;
  • *Saint Clare’s Hospital/Denville, Denville;
  • Virtua Berlin.

Prostate Surgery

  • *RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick.

Pulmonary Care

  • AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center – Atlantic City;
  • Overlook Medical Center;
  • Saint Michael’s Medical Center;
  • Valley Hospital.

Spine Surgery

  • AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center – Atlantic City;
  • Morristown Medical Center.

Stroke Care

  • *HMH Jersey Shore University Medical Center;
  • HMH JFK Medical Center;
  • *Newton Medical Center, Newton;
  • *Overlook Medical Center;
  • *Valley Hospital.

Vascular Surgery

  • Deborah Heart And Lung Center;
  • *HMH Jersey Shore University Medical Center;
  • *Ocean Medical Center, Brick.

“Across all of our clinical specialties, Atlantic Health System is dedicated to ensuring exceptional quality, safety, and positive outcomes for all who enter our system of care,” Jan Schwarz-Miller, senior vice president and chief medical and academic officer for Atlantic Health System, said. “We are pleased to be recognized for our signature programs and proud to add new recognitions, which reflect the innovation and clinical initiatives we’ve implemented over the past few years.”

Emily Bader | ebader@roi-nj.com | emilybader