Monmouth Medical Center recognized among Becker’s 2023’s ‘153 Great Community Hospitals’

Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus have been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review’s “153 Great Community Hospitals” for 2023. The community hospitals included on this list announced earlier this summer are lauded for their clinical excellence, compassionate care and economic impact on their communities.

“I am so very proud that both Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus have been included on this best-of-the-best listing by a leading source of cutting-edge health care industry information,” MMC and MMCSC CEO & President Eric Carney said. “And it comes on the heels of both hospitals achieving ‘A’ ratings in the Spring 2023 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. These national recognitions are a testament to the commitment of our hospital teams in Long Branch and Lakewood to providing the highest quality of safe care for patients.”

MMC, the oldest hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties, serves as a regional medical campus of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

With 514 licensed beds, MMC annually provides care to nearly 23,000 inpatients, over 195,000 outpatients and handles more than 45,000 emergency department visits. The Leon Hess Cancer Center is the only facility in the area designated as an Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center is certified as a Breast Center of Excellence. The Unterberg Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive care for children, housing the first Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in New Jersey.

The 241-bed MMCSC is the only hospital in the region with private rooms on all inpatient units, providing an environment for healing. MMCSC has a specialized geriatrics unit that offers both inpatient and outpatient services to those 65 years and older. Additionally, the hospital provides new technology to evaluate patients with chest pain, an onsite comprehensive breast center, an infusion center for oncology patients and a psychiatric emergency screening site.

MMC and MMCSC were recognized among 11 New Jersey hospitals, including two other RWJBarnabas Health hospitals: Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset.

The complete list of Great Community Hospitals can be found on Becker’s website here.