November 9, 2020 - Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center is proud to be recognized as a recipient of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award, for the second year in a row, according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions, as well as tracking outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states and the District of Columbia.
“Hackensack University Medical Center is committed to delivering the highest quality, safest care possible with exceptional outcomes for our patients,” said Mark Sparta, FACHE, president, Hackensack University Medical Center. “I would like to congratulate our Cardiac Surgery team on this recognition which underscores their consistent commitment to elevating the standard of care in New Jersey and beyond.”
The Cardiac Surgery achievement for superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery and heart valve surgery, is part of findings released in the Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically between hospitals nationally, regionally and at the local level, and the impact that this variation has on health outcomes. For instance, the hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery have demonstrated exceptional quality of care. From 2017-19, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award have, on average, a 54.4% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.
“I am so proud of our team and this prestigious designation, which they have worked so hard to achieve,” said Joseph Parrillo, M.D., chairman, Hackensack University Medical Center Heart and Vascular Hospital. “This recognition distinguishes our Heart and Vascular Hospital and will help patients make informed decisions about where they choose to receive their care.”
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ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTERHackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center, a 771-bed nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in New Jersey. Founded in 1888, it was the county’s first hospital. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet®-recognized hospital for nursing excellence, receiving its sixth consecutive designation in 2019 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The academic flagship of the Hackensack Meridian Health network, Hackensack University Medical Center provides award-winning care on a campus that is home to facilities such as John Theurer Cancer Center, a consortium member of the NCI-designated Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and recognized as the #1 hospital for cancer care in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 "Best Hospitals" Honor Roll; the Heart & Vascular Hospital; and the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which houses the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital, designed in collaboration with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and listed on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. Recognized as being in the top 1% of hospitals in the nation and #2 in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 "Best Hospitals" Honor Roll, Hackensack University Medical Center also ranked as high-performing in nine specialties: cancer care, cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. Hackensack University Medical Center’s comprehensive clinical research portfolio includes studies focused on precision medicine, translational medicine, immunotherapy, cell therapy, and vaccine development. The hospital has embarked on the largest healthcare expansion project ever approved by the state: Construction of the Helena Theurer Pavilion, a 530,000-sq.-ft., nine-story building, which began in 2019. A $714.2 million endeavor, the pavilion is one the largest healthcare capital projects in New Jersey and will house 24 state-of-the-art operating rooms with intraoperative MRI capability, 50 ICU beds, and 150 private patient rooms, including a dedicated 50-bed Orthopedic Institute.