St. Joseph's Receives 2013 BEST REGIONAL HOSPITAL Ranking!

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usnews besthospitals 2013.14St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center Named by U.S. News & World Report Among the Best Hospitals, New York Metro Area and in New Jersey Recognized as High Performing in 10 Specialties



PATERSON, NJ [August 8, 2013] - St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center is once again ranked as one of the Best Regional Hospitals in both the New York Metro Area and in Northern New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

"St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center is proud to be recognized 19th among the Best Regional Hospitals in the New York Metro Area and 6th among the Best Hospitals in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report," stated William A. McDonald, president and chief executive officer at St. Joseph's Healthcare System. "St. Joseph's has a longstanding tradition of dedication to providing top quality safe and compassionate clinical care designed to meet the diverse and complex needs of our patients," he added.

In addition, St. Joseph's is recognized as high performing in 10 different medical specialties: Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology.

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

"A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of," said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. "Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among the region's best."

U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation's top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings are available online at www.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands beginning on August 27th.


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