Magnificent 7: NJ hospitals named ‘World’s Best’ by Newsweek

Jessica Perry//March 3, 2023//

Magnificent 7: NJ hospitals named ‘World’s Best’ by Newsweek

Jessica Perry//March 3, 2023//

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Newsweek is out with its list of the World’s Best Hospitals for 2023, with seven from the New Jersey included in the ranks, and one placing in the top 50 in the U.S.

Presented with global data firm Statista, the fifth annual listing includes more than 2,300 hospitals in 28 countries. According to the publication, this year’s feature is the first that ranks the top 250.

And while no Garden State facilities made that part of the list, they were included with the more than 400 hospitals from the U.S. that were ranked. In New Jersey, two hospitals each from Atlantic Health System and RWJBarnabas Health appeared, with facilities from Hackensack Meridian Health, Valley Health and Englewood Health rounding out the mix.

N.J. hospitals, ranked:

No. 46: Morristown Medical Center, Morristown – Atlantic Health System
No. 57: Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack – Hackensack Meridian Health
No. 121: Valley Hospital, Ridgewood – Valley Health System
No. 167: Overlook Medical Center, Summit – Atlantic Health System
No. 201: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark – RWJBarnabas Health
No. 317: Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood – Englewood Health
No. 406: Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch – RWJBarnabas Health

Though some of the rankings have shifted, the same list of hospitals was also recognized on 2022’s World’s Best Hospitals list by Newsweek.

The 2023 list is scored on four metrics, including a new category, Newsweek said, regarding the implementation status of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures, standardized and validated questionnaires that evaluate how patients feel about their health

The other metrics used to compile the rankings are: hospital recommendations from medical experts, using an international online survey including more than 80,000 doctors, hospital managers and health care professionals; patient experience; and hospital quality metrics, data regarding quality of care for treatments, hygiene measures, patient safety and staffing.

What they’re saying

“Clinical excellence and extraordinary outcomes are hallmarks of the care that our physicians, nurses and other caregivers provide every day. Whether using leading technology, innovative procedures or the warmth of a kind word, I am so appreciative of our entire team who goes the extra mile to deliver personalized care for every patient. This outstanding achievement is a testament to their dedication and expertise.”
— Trish O’Keefe, president, Morristown Medical Center

“Every member of the Overlook team comes to work each day focused on raising the bar in health care and delivering an exceptional experience for our patients and their loved ones. Our culture of excellence has earned Overlook recognition by Newsweek year after year, and, more importantly, the trust of our communities.”
— Stephanie Schwartz, president, Overlook Medical Center

We are honored to be considered among the best hospitals in the world. Valley is committed to providing high-quality care and service to our patients and their families through our specialized programs and distinctive technologies, as well as through our partnerships with Cleveland Clinic’s Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute and the Mount Sinai Health System. This recognition is a testament to the innovative work of our doctors, nurses, and staff in delivering an exceptional patient experience.
— Audrey Meyers, president and CEO, Valley Health System

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