Englewood, Hackensack, Barnabas among top heart hospitals in country

AtlantiCare, Morristown also honored on Becker’s Top 100 list

Five medical centers in New Jersey were listed among the Top 100 hospitals in the country with great heart programs, according to Becker’s Hospital Review.

Those honored:

· Atlanticare Regional (Pomona);
· Englewood Health;
· Hackensack University Medical Center
· Morristown Medical Center;
· RWJBarnabas Health (West Orange).

Becker’s said health care organizations included on the list are renowned for their exemplary heart care, patient outcomes and leading technologies.

The RWJBarnabas cardiovascular service line has over 400 beds and 800 on staff cardiologists and surgeons serving 12 hospitals and 35 outpatient practice locations. Officials at RWJBarnabas Health were particularly pleased as they are home to one of the top ten largest heart transplant programs in total transplanted adult heart volume in the nation – and the most comprehensive pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery programs in the state of New Jersey.

Englewood Health’s cardiovascular care program is made up of a nationally recognized team of experts who diagnose and treat a wide range of cardiovascular conditions, working closely with each patient to develop personalized treatment plans. The hospital has adopted many minimally invasive techniques, which have proven to offer patients improved outcomes, shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries when surgical intervention is required. The hospital has been at the forefront of innovation, being one of the first in the region to offer the Evolut FX TAVR system, a fourth-generation transcatheter heart valve that enhances the capacity to treat patients with varying valve anatomies, and became the first hospital in Bergen County to receive the American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Certification.

Hackensack’s cardiology program brings some of the country’s top cardiology specialists together under one roof, utilizing scientific data to provide the best patient care options.

Physicians provide services from prevention and diagnosis to surgery and rehabilitation. Its program for interventional cardiology, cardiac surgery and stroke care consistently place in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation by outside rankings publications.