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Hackensack University Medical Center is Named One of HealthGrades America's 100 Best Hospitals in 10 Key Service Lines in 2013 -- the Most in the Nation

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HACKENSACK, N.J., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hackensack University Medical Center today announced that it is among America's top 100 hospitals in 10 different areas – more than any other hospital in the nation.  Healthgrades is the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital. This recognition is part of new findings released today in American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which evaluates the performance of approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide across nearly 30 procedures and conditions. A 5-star quality measurement indicates that HackensackUMC's clinical performance is better than expected.

"It is truly an honor to receive these numerous awards from Healthgrades; most especially our new rankings, including one of America's top 100 hospitals for Critical Care, the number one hospital in New Jersey for General Surgery and Cardiology Services, and a five-star ranking for Treatment of Pancreatitis," said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of Hackensack University Health Network. "Patient safety has always remained our top priority and the driving force for our medical team to keep providing optimal results to our patients. I am proud of the entire HackensackUMC team for their collaborative and innovative work, which has earned the medical center some of the highest levels of distinction from Healthgrades."

Healthgrades bases its objective hospital quality measures solely on clinical performance and updates them annually, free to the public. The 2013 performance outcomes are now available at www.healthgrades.com.

HackensackUMC is also a recipient of the following Healthgrades accolades:

America's Best 100 Hospitals

  • One of HealthGrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • One of HealthGrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • One of HealthGrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • One of HealthGrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • One of HealthGrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • One of HealthGrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • One of HealthGrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostatectomy™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • One of HealthGrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • One of HealthGrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • One of HealthGrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ in 2013

Cardiac

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ for 9 Years in a Row (2005-2013)
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiology Services for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked #4 in NJ for Overall Cardiac Services in 2013
  • Ranked #1 in NJ for Cardiology Services in 2013
  • Ranked #3 in NJ for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in NJ for Overall Cardiac Services for 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013) (Ranked 4 in 2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in NJ for Cardiology Services for 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013) (Ranked 1 in 2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in NJ for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013) (Ranked 3 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Cardiology Services for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013)

Orthopedic

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Ranked #1 in NJ for Overall Orthopedic Services for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Ranked #1 in NJ for Joint Replacement for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Ranked #5 in NJ for Spine Surgery in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in NJ for Overall Orthopedic Services for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013) (Ranked 1 in 2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in NJ for Joint Replacement for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013) (Ranked 1 in 2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in NJ for Spine Surgery for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013) (Ranked 5 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall Orthopedic Services for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Joint Replacement for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Back and Neck Surgery (Spinal Fusion) for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)

Neurosciences

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Neurosciences Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Neurosciences for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Neurosurgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked #1 in NJ for Neurosciences for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Ranked #1 in NJ for Neurosurgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Ranked #2 in NJ for Treatment of Stroke in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in NJ for Neurosciences for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) (Ranked 1 in 2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in NJ for Neurosurgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) (Ranked 1 in 2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in NJ for Treatment of Stroke for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013) (Ranked 2 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Neurosciences for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Neurosurgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013)

Pulmonary

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked #2 in NJ for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in NJ for Overall Pulmonary Services for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013) (Ranked 2 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall Pulmonary Services for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)

Individual

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Prostatectomy Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Prostatectomy for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
  • Ranked #1 in NJ for Prostatectomy for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in NJ for Prostatectomy for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013) (Ranked 1 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Prostatectomy for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)

Gastrointestinal

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ for 9 Years in a Row (2005-2013)
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades General Surgery Excellence Award™ for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall GI Services for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for General Surgery for 6 Years in a Row (2008-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Ranked #1 in NJ for GI Services for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked #1 in NJ for General Surgery in 2013
  • Ranked #1 in NJ for GI Medical Treatment for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in NJ for GI Services for 9 Years in a Row (2005-2013) (Ranked 1 in 2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in NJ for General Surgery for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013) (Ranked 1 in 2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in NJ for GI Medical Treatment for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013) (Ranked 1 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall GI Services for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for General Surgery for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for GI Medical Treatment for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for GI Procedures and Surgeries for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for 9 Years in a Row (2005-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pancreatitis in 2013

Critical Care

  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care in 2013
  • Ranked #1 in NJ for Critical Care for 4 Years in a Row (2010-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in NJ for Critical Care for 6 Years in a Row (2008-2013) (Ranked 1 in 2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall Critical Care for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 6 Years in a Row (2008-2013)

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare hospitalization records for services performed from 2009 through 2011 at approximately 4,500 short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide. Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving 5 stars had, on average, 75 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals receiving 1 star (across 18 common procedures and diagnoses, such as heart bypass surgery, stroke, and pneumonia).

In this year's report, Healthgrades also analyzed findings over its last five study periods (2005-2011) to provide an overview of trends in hospital quality over a longer period. Among its key findings, Healthgrades found that the nation's average in-hospital risk-adjusted mortality rate improved 22 percent for procedures and conditions studied by Healthgrades over the last seven years.

Healthgrades independently measures hospitals based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being measured, and no hospital pays to be measured. Healthgrades risk adjusts for patient demographic characteristics and clinical risk factors, thereby taking into account how sick patients are upon hospital admission.

More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.

About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a non-profit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, New Jersey, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state, and home to the only Level II Trauma Center in the county. This 775-bed facility has gone beyond traditional thinking by creating an entire campus of care, including: the Heart & Vascular Hospital, the John Theurer Cancer Center, the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital, and the Donna A. Sanzari Women's Hospital. As a result of using science and creativity to push medicine further, HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey and one of the top four New York metro area hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report, and has received nine national rankings in: Cancer; Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Urology; and the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital ranked as one of the Top 25 Best Children's Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the 2012-13 Best Children's Hospitals list. The medical center has also been named one of the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® and one of America's 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades®. It is listed among the Leapfrog Top Hospitals List, received 18 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission, and is listed as one of the 50 Best Hospitals in America by Becker's Hospital Review. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence. The medical center is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls, and remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more about one of the nation's 50 best hospitals, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org  

 

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