Hackensack University Medical Center earned a top performance award given to hospitals that deliver high quality care in six clinical areas.
Hackensack UMC received three awards for top performance in the areas of myocardial infarction, hip and knee replacement, and pneumonia treatment. The hospital also received attainment awards in the clinical areas of acute myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft, heart failure, pneumonia, hip and knee replacement, and the Surgical Care Improvement Project.
The performance awards are given through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which has been conducting the study for six years.
“Our efforts to lead the pursuit of excellence in health care are based on our commitment to providing outstanding quality care to our patients,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and CEO of Hackensack UMC, in a statement. “Our accomplishments and successes in this project reflect our focus of constantly figuring out ways to improve care delivery.”
CMS will award Hackensack UMC a bonus payment of $186,327. CMS awarded incentive payments of about $12 million to 211 hospitals this year, and more than $60 million throughout the six years of the project. Over the past six years, Hackensack UMC has received 38 awards, resulting in nearly $2.5 million in bonuses.