We're proud to announce that St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center is once again among the Best Hospitals in the New York Metro Area, is ranked among the Best Hospitals in Northern New Jersey, and received recognition for high performance in Cancer, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Urology.
"St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center is proud to be recognized once again by US News & World Report. It's always an honor to be acknowledged among the Best Hospitals in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metropolitan Region," stated William A. McDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Joseph's Healthcare System.
This year's Best Hospitals, the 23rd annual edition, showcases more than 720 of the nation's roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. The rest of the recognized hospitals met a standard of performance nearly as demanding in one or more specialties.
"St. Joseph's physician-employee family is to be congratulated for their dedication to providing our patients with a truly superior standard of safety and quality care aligned with our mission and 'patients first' approach to healthcare service excellence," added Mr. McDonald.
The hospital rankings, said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow, are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges. "All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care," said Comarow. "They are where the other hospitals send the toughest cases."
The rankings were published by U.S. News in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Highlights of the 2012-13 rankings will appear in the U.S. News Best hospitals 2013 guidebook, to go on sale in August.
Congratulations to the entire St. Joseph's physician-employee family for continued dedication to providing our patients with outstanding health care! The complete rankings and methodology are available here.