Local Hospitals Get High Marks

Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center was recently ranked the #7 top hospital in New Jersey for 2020-21, according to U.S. News & World Report. (Photo courtesy Hackensack Meridian Health)

  BRICK – Administrators and staff of Hackensack Meridian’s Ocean Medical Center received some good news recently from U.S. News & World Report who ranked the medical facility as the #7 top hospital in New Jersey for 2020-21. 

  Jason Kreitner, FACHE, chief hospital executive said this ranking was “quite a jump from last year’s #11 ranking and I’m proud of our outstanding team members who continue to enhance the patient experience and achieve excellence.”

  “This prestigious recognition demonstrates our dedication to providing high quality patient care and our commitment to advance innovation in health care,” Kreitner added. 

  Ocean Medical Center is also ranked High Performing in the U.S. in congestive heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip replacement and knee replacement.

  Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center is also ranked #6 in NJ and noted as High Performing in seven categories and Hackensack Meridian Southern Ocean Medical Center is recognized as high performing in three.

  “We continue to elevate the standard of health care in in Monmouth and Ocean counties,” said Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, regional president, southern market.

  He added, “the communities we serve should feel confident they have some of the best hospitals to meet their health care needs locally.”

  Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, has four of its hospitals – Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center ranked among the top hospitals in the state.  

  U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties, 10 procedures and conditions for this year’s ranking. In the 16 specialty areas, 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.

  Hospitals were recognized by U.S. News based on high performing rankings across multiple areas of care.