HackensackUMC in Hackensack, N.J., achieved the No. 1 ranking among New Jersey hospitals in U.S. News & World Reports 2013-14 Best Hospitals list released last month.
The magazine reviews hospitals in 16 adult specialties, along with rankings by metro area.
In the New York metro area, HackensackUMC achieved the No. 3 ranking. The medical center also earned national recognition in nine of the 16 specialties.
HackensackUMCs top ranking was No. 22 in Urology. Among other rankings, the facility was 26th in Neurology and Neurosurgery, 33rd in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, 34th in Geriatrics and 35th in Cancer.
“These rankings are not only a testament to the world-class care our HackensackUMC team implements, but also reflects the supportive and encouraging environment that HackensackUMC provides to its healthcare team,” Ihor S. Sawczuk, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer, said in a news release.
HackensackUMC also ranked 43rd in Ear, Nose & Throat, 44th in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, 46th in Orthopedics and 47th in Pulmonology.
Only 3% of the nations 4,806 hospitals surveyed ranked in at least one specialty.
Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center ranked second in New Jersey and achieved three national specialty rankings. Morristown, which was chosen No. 8 in the New York metro area, ranked 34th in Gynecology.
Other national specialty rankings included No. 44 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery and No. 46 in Geriatrics.
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, Edison, N.J., and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, N.J., tied for the No. 3 spot in New Jersey and achieved one national ranking each. Kessler earned the No. 2 ranking in Rehabilitation, while JFK Johnson was No. 17 in that category.
Among New Jersey facilities, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick was No. 5, followed by AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City; St. Josephs Regional Medical Center, Paterson; Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck; Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune; and Overlook Medical Center, Summit.
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