The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC Ranked among the Top Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report
June 12, 2014 12:02 PM
The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC is the only children’s hospital in New Jersey ranked in Neurology & Neurosurgery in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC is once again the only children’s hospital in New Jersey ranked in Neurology & Neurosurgery in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Ranked 44th in the nation, the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital has the added distinction of being the first hospital in New Jersey to be ranked in any Best Children’s Hospitals specialty.
“We are proud to once again be recognized by U.S. News & World Report,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of the Hackensack University Health Network. “I would like to commend Dr. Jeffrey R. Boscamp, HackensackUMC vice president and chief academic officer and chairman and physician-in-chief of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital; Maureen Keating, vice president of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital; Dr. Arno Fried, chairman and director of the Neuroscience Institute; Dr. Stephen Thompson, chief of Pediatric Neurology; and our entire team for collectively demonstrating the skill and dedication required of a national healthcare leader.”
The rankings recognize the 50 best-performing hospitals in 10 pediatric specialties. Updated annually in June, the areas of specialty are: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.
Eleven groups of pediatric medical experts are convened annually to review the methodology. This year marked some changes in the methodology, arising from clinically-grounded recommendations submitted by these groups. Changes in the 2014-15 overall rankings included evaluating outcomes, best practices and infection prevention.
“Our team at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital remains committed to delivering the highest level of patient- and family-centered care,” said Dr. Boscamp. “We will continue to provide world-class treatment in the most compassionate environment for each of our pediatric patients, and we are proud of the recognition our Neurology and Neurosurgery team has received.”
To view the full list, please visit: http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings/neurology-and-neurosurgery
For more information about the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital, please visit http://www.hackensackumc.org/our-services/joseph-m-sanzari-childrens-hospital/.
Photo, from left to right:
Ann Marie Stiefbold, APN, Pediatric Neurology-Neuro Oncology division, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, HackensackUMC; Felicia Gliksman, M.D., pediatric neurologist, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital; Arno Fried, M.D., chairman and director, Neuroscience Institute, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital; Maureen Keating, vice president, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital; Jeffrey R. Boscamp, M.D., HackensackUMC vice president and chief academic officer and chairman and physician-in-chief, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital.
About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a 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 the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,250 beds, nearly 10,000 employees and 2,700 credentialed physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey and one of the top three New York metro area hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2013-14. It also received 10 national rankings in: Cancer; Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; Urology; and the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital ranked as one of the Top 50 Best Children’s Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals list. The children’s hospital is housed with the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital in the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center using the highest “green building” standards, and was included on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is among Healthgrades® America’s Best 100 Hospitals in five different areas – more than any other hospital in the state, is one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ for eight years in a row, and received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 12 years in a row. The medical center has also been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital, and received 23 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 fifth consecutive designation in 2014. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls, and remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org.