Morristown, NJ-Atlantic Health System today announced that Morristown Medical Center was rated the number one hospital in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report in its 2018-2019 Best Hospitals rankings, released today.
Hopkins also topped the publication's state rankings, followed by the University of Maryland Medical Center, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center. Combined, the Concord and Walnut Creek medical centers had 13 specialties nationally ranked or rated as high performing and 15 procedures and conditions rated as high performing.
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian were nationally ranked for excellence in 12 specialties, including Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology.
"Being ranked among the best hospitals in IL and the region is a prestigious honor", says Matthew Primack, President of Advocate Christ Medical Center. The hospitals are also ranked #1 in the Philadelphia metro area.
Now on their 29th year, the annual Best Hospitals rankings are created to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
Overlook Medical Center was also recognized regionally in three common adult procedures and conditions - Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery and COPD. This marks the 27 year that MSK has been recognized as one of the nation's top 2 cancer hospitals. U.S. News said the other top hospitals in North Carolina for treating complex medical conditions are: Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, Carolinas Medical Centerin Charlotte, Mission Hospital in Asheville, Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro and FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
The report also looks at the hospitals specialties including its specialized physicians. Only three Milwaukee area hospitals were ranked.
All hospitals are evaluated but only the top 50 are ranked.
No hospital in the Southeast or childrens hospital in the state placed in the top 20 overall.
Measurements used to rank 514 hospitals by state and region include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.
"Rankings certainly aren't why health care providers do what they do every day, but I would say that they provide further validation of how hard we are working to put patients and their families first", MUSC's CEO Patrick Cawley said in a news release.