Awards and Recognition

Hackensack Meridian Health receives some of the most prestigious awards and recognition in the country. None of this would be possible without the extremely dedicated and compassionate frontline caregivers, and the many leaders throughout the state who push us to always strive for the very best.

Among the Best in New Jersey and the New York Metro Area

U.S. News & World Report: Best Hospitals Rankings

Hackensack University Medical Center
• Ranked as the number one hospital in New Jersey – maintaining its place atop the rankings since the rating system was introduced.
• Listed as one of the top four New York Metro Area hospitals.
• Ranked as high performing in diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, nephrology, pulmonology, and cancer care.
• Received national rankings in neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, and urology.
• Ranked as a high-performing hospital in eight of the nine common adult procedures and conditions: heart bypass surgery, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip replacement, knee replacement, lung cancer surgery, colon cancer surgery, and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
• The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital ranked nationally in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center
• Ranked fourth in New Jersey and 11th in the New York Metropolitan Area.
• Ranked as High-performing across eight common adult procedures and conditions: heart bypass surgery, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip replacement, knee replacement, aortic valve surgery, colon cancer surgery, and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

Ocean Medical Center
• Tied for eighth in New Jersey and 17th in the New York Metropolitan Area.
• Ranked as high-performing in four common adult procedures and conditions: heart bypass surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, knee replacement, and colon cancer surgery.

Riverview Medical Center
• Tied for eighth in New Jersey and 17th in the New York metropolitan area.
• Ranked as high-performing in four common adult procedures and conditions: heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip replacement, and knee replacement.

U.S. News & World Report: Most Connected Hospitals
• 2015-16 (Hackensack University Medical Center)
• Six Hackensack Meridian Health nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Brick, Shrewsbury, Wall, Ocean Grove, Holmdel and North Bergen received top five-star ratings; a designation that only 13 percent of all facilities in the U.S. have received.

The Leapfrog Group Patient Safety Grades

We are proud of our four network medical centers who received an A-grade for patient safety in Spring 2018:
• Hackensack University Medical Center
• Jersey Shore University Medical Center
• Riverview Medical Center
• Bayshore Medical Center

Joint Commission Gold Seals of Approval

Hackensack University Medical Center | 24

Jersey Shore University Medical Center | 5

JFK Medical Center | 3

Ocean Medical Center | 5

Riverview Medical Center | 5

Mountainside Medical Center | 7

Palisades Medical Center | 2

Raritan Bay Medical Center | 1

Bayshore Medical Center | 1

Pascack Valley Medical Center | 3

Becker’s Hospital Review

CEOs to Know
Robert C. Garrett and John K. Lloyd, co-CEOs of Hackensack Meridian Health, were named to the 2017 “183 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know” list.

CXO to Know
Nancy R. Corcoran-Davidoff, executive vice president and chief experience and human resources officer of Hackensack Meridian Health, was named as one of 2018 “30 Hospital and Health System CXOs to Know.”

Magnet Recognition
Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals have been Magnet-designated for more than two decades. Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center and Ocean Medical Center received the designation five times; Raritan Bay Medical Center has received the Magnet designation three times and Bayshore Medical Center and Southern Ocean Center were designated in 2017 for the first time.
• Meridian Health was the first health system in the nation to receive Magnet designation.
• Hackensack University Medical Center was the first hospital in New Jersey and the second in the country to receive this designation.

Hospitals & Health Network Magazine
Top 100 Most Wired and Top 25 Most Wireless Health Systems in New Jersey

100 Great Places to Work
• 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare 2017 – seventh consecutive year and every year since its inception (Hackensack Meridian Health)
• 100 Great Hospitals in America 2017 – six consecutive years – every year since its inception (Hackensack University Medical Center)
• 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs 2017