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Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Children’s Hospitals Rankings

June 5, 2012 08:55 AM


The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC is proud to announce that it has been named among the top 25 Best Children’s Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital is the first hospital in New Jersey ever tobe ranked in anyBest Children’s Hospitals specialty, and its ranking climbed to 25 from 50 in 2011-12.

“We are extremely honored to receive this type of recognition from U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive time,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of HackensackUMC. “The rankings were partially comprised of a reputational survey according to pediatric specialists, which speaks volumes about the level of care for which we have become known.”

The rankings feature 50 hospitals in each of 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

                “The entire staff at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital dedicates itself to providing superior clinical care in a safe, family-friendly environment,” said Jeffrey R. Boscamp, M.D., chairman and physician-in-chief of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. “This prestigious recognition solidifies our efforts, and we are pleased to provide our community with this level of quality care.”

For families of sick children, Best Children’s Hospitals provide quality-related information in addition to rankings, including survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume, and more. Since their 2007 debut, the rankings have put an increasing emphasis on data that directly reflect hospitals’ performance over the opinions of physicians.

“The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital deserves high praise for its accomplishments,” said Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “It has a reservoir of dedication and expertise that helps the sickest kids. Our goal at U.S. News is to identify and call attention to pediatric centers like this one.”

This year, U.S. News & World Report surveyed 178 pediatric centers to obtain hard data such as availability of key resources and ability to prevent complications and infections. The hospital survey made up 75 percent of the rankings. A separate reputational survey in which 1,500 pediatric specialists—150 in each specialty—were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty made up the remaining 25 percent.

The full rankings and methodology are available The rankings will also be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, which will be availablein August.

About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a non-profit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, New Jersey, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state, and home to the only Level II Trauma Center in the county. This 775-bed facility has gone beyond traditional thinking by creating an entire campus of care, including: the Heart & Vascular Hospital, the John Theurer Cancer Center, the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, and the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital. As a result of using science and creativity to push medicine further, HackensackUMC has been named one of the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® and one of America's 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades®. It is listed among the Leapfrog Top Hospitals List, received 17 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission,  is ranked in Cancer, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, and Geriatrics by U.S. News and World Report's "2011-12 Best Hospitals" list, is ranked in eight specialties on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals Metro Area Top 10,” is listed as one of the 50 Best Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review, and is a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence, the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation. The medical center is the hometown hospital of the New York Giants and the New Jersey Nets, and remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more about one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals, visit:   









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