If you or a loved one have ever been sick you know how important reliably good hospital care can be. Indeed, we’ve reported heart attack patients treated at New Jersey hospitals with low hospital performance scores have a higher chance of having another heart attack.
U.S. News & World Report has just issued its list of top-ranked hospitals in New Jersey for 2019-2020. The state’s largest health network, Hackensack Meridian Health, has four hospitals on the list. They are: Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center. Those hospitals are also ranked as high-performing on a national level in several areas of care including cancer care, geriatrics, neurosurgery, orthopedics and urology.
U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in nine procedures and conditions. Worryingly, fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating at all, and only 57 earned a strong rating in all nine areas examined.