Newswise — Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce its recognition among Newsweek’s Best Hospitals – USA.

Newsweek’s – Best Hospitals USA list was compiled from broader research pertaining to hospitals in 11 countries around the world. According to Newsweek, the lists were based on three data sources: recommendations from medical experts, patient experience survey data, and key performance indicators including data on quality of care and patient safety.

"Hackensack University Medical Center is honored to be selected for inclusion on the Newsweek Best Hospitals – USA list," said Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., FACS, regional president, Northern Market, Hackensack Meridian Health. "As the flagship hospital of Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack University Medical Center sets the standard of health care in New Jersey. With care and compassion for patients coupled with comprehensive specialties, Hackensack University Medical Center serves as a destination in the region for top-quality care."

Newsweek ranked hospitals in the U.S., Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia, and Israel. For the U.S.A. list, where Hackensack University Medical Center appears, Newsweek ranked 250 hospitals.

"By providing innovative and highly specialized care while keeping our focus on a strong commitment to the patient experience, Hackensack University Medical Center consistently ranks among the top hospitals in New Jersey and in the nation," said Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, president and chief hospital executive, Hackensack University Medical Center. "We are proud to provide exceptional, highly-complex tertiary and quaternary care for our patients, their families, and our community."

Newsweek partnered with GeoBlue and Statista to conduct this survey.

About Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, a 781-bed nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is now part of the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care, which is comprised of 34,100 team members and more than 6,500 physicians. Hackensack University Medical Center was listed as one of the top two hospitals in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-19 Best Hospital rankings. It was also named one of the top five New York Metro Area hospitals. Hackensack University Medical Center is one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more years in a row. Becker’s Hospital Review recognized Hackensack University Medical Center as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America 2018. The medical center is one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth for the sixth consecutive year, and received 25 Gold Seals of Approval™ by The Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. 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. Hackensack University Medical Center has created an entire campus of award-winning care, including: the John Theurer Cancer Center; 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, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and listed on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. Hackensack University Medical Center is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and is Official Medical Services Provider to THE NORTHERN TRUST PGA Golf Tournament. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events especially the Tackle Kids Cancer Campaign providing much needed research at the Children’s Cancer Institute housed at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. To learn more, visit