Home to a strong network of cutting-edge hospitals, New Jersey healthcare systems outpace the nation on several quality measures – 4 are nationally ranked and 35 others meet national high performing standards, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-2018 Best Hospitals rankings.

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health combines the excellence and innovation of academic medical centers with the convenience and compassion of community-based care and services.

One of New Jersey’s largest healthcare networks, Hackensack Meridian Health is comprised of 16 hospitals, including 3 academic medical centers, 2 children’s hospitals and 12 acute care hospitals. The network also includes more than 200 ambulatory care centers, fitness and wellness centers, home health services, rehab centers, and skilled nursing centers spanning from Bergen to Atlantic counties.

Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC), the flagship hospital of Hackensack Meridian Health, was ranked the #1 hospital in New Jersey and #4 in the New York metro area in U.S. News & World Reports’ 2017-2018 Best Hospitals report. Additionally, it was nationally ranked in 3 adult specialties — Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Urology. HackensackUMC also earned U.S. News & World Reports’ highest rating – high-performing – in 8 of the 9 common medical procedures and conditions rated in the Best Hospitals report.

RWJBarnabas Health

The Barnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson Health System completed a merger in April 2016 that created New Jersey’s largest integrated healthcare delivery system. Now named RWJBarnabas Health, the system will provide treatment and services to more than 5 million patients each year and employ a workforce of more than 32,000.

RWJBarnabas Health’s network includes: 11 hospitals; a statewide behavioral health network; ambulatory care facilities; geriatric centers; specialized women’s health services; and, comprehensive home care and hospice services. In addition, the network includes New Jersey’s only certified burn treatment center, which is located at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.

Some of the RWJBarnabas health system programs have been recognized for their excellence. These include the Health Network’s: heart transplant program; kidney transplant centers; and, neurology and neurosurgery program.

Atlantic Health System

Quality healthcare. That’s what the Atlantic Health System is setting standards for – quality healthcare in New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. The System is comprised of a number of medical centers/hospitals, including the: Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital.

Morristown Medical Center is nationally ranked in 2 specialties and is the #2 hospital in New Jersey, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-2018 Best Hospitals list.

Cooper University Health Care

Cooper University Health Care, the clinical campus of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (see: link to the medical school), is a leading provider of health services to Southern New Jersey. Cooper has been a vital institution in Camden for over 125 years. In the past decade, it has expanded its facilities and services throughout South Jersey with: the construction of a state-of-the-art medical tower; creation of a new medical school; and, the 2013 opening of MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. The Cancer Center brings together MD Anderson’s world-renowned expertise and Cooper’s regional leadership in a partnership that has opened a broader range of options for cancer patients in the South Jersey, Delaware and Greater Philadelphia region.

Kessler Institute

For more than 65 years, Kessler Institute has pioneered the course of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Today, as the nation’s largest single rehabilitation hospital, Kessler Institute continues to provide highly specialized care. Every year, thousands of people from a broad range of states come to Kessler for rehabilitation.

The Institute provides advanced treatment and leading-edge technologies to help individuals with any of a wide spectrum of injuries and/or diseases rebuild their lives. These include spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, amputation, neurological diseases, orthopedic trauma and cardiac conditions.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-2018 Best Hospitals rated Kessler # 3 of the best hospitals for adult rehabilitation in the nation. The rehabilitation institute is one of only 8 centers in the country to receive federal designation as a Model System for the treatment and research of both spinal cord injury and brain injury treatment and research.

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