PATERSON, NJ, AUGUST 8, 2017 — St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, part of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, announced today that the world-class hospital has been ranked as one of the top hospitals in the New York Metropolitan Area (#25), among the best in New Jersey (#13) and Northern NJ by U.S. News & World Report for 2017-18. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in the 28th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.
In addition, St. Joseph’s is recognized as high performing in the following specialties and procedures:
Colon Cancer Surgery
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
“At St. Joseph’s, we are very proud to be recognized among the best,” said Kevin J. Slavin, President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. “These rankings reflect the expertise of our outstanding physicians, Magnet-recognized nurses, and skilled clinicians and care teams who demonstrate their ongoing commitment to excellence and compassion for our patients, their families, and our communities.”
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 extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.
About St. Joseph’s Healthcare SystemSt. Josephs’ Healthcare System is a world-class hospital and healthcare network supported by leading and renowned physicians, nurses and care teams. The Health System operates a full continuum of care, including a regional tertiary care medical center, a state-designated children’s hospital, an acute care hospital, rehabilitation and long-term facilities, and comprehensive home care. U.S. News & World Report recognized St. Joseph’s as a Best Hospital in the New York Metropolitan Area and among the top in the State of New Jersey for 2017-18. St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center is a four time recipient of the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence and was awarded the prestigious 2016 Lantern Award™ by the Emergency Nurses Association, one of only 11 hospitals selected nationwide.