Jersey Shore University Medical Center Children’s Hospital Ranked Number 1 In New Jersey

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest, most comprehensive hospital network, is proud to announce that the Hackensack Meridian Joseph M. Sanzari and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospitals – filed jointly under a single program – are ranked #1 in New Jersey for the third year in a row, and #10 in the Mid-Atlantic Region in the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals 2023-23 Rankings. Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health includes Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Both hospitals are nationally ranked in four specialties, more than any children’s hospital in New Jersey in the 17-year history of the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals Rankings.

“Hackensack Meridian  Health’s children’s hospitals are once again recognized as the best in New Jersey and among the best in the nation,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, chief executive officer, Hackensack Meridian Health. “I am so proud of our world-class team members for providing outstanding, compassionate care to children and families in New Jersey and beyond.”

Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center are ranked nationally in the following four pediatric specialties:

  • Pediatric Nephrology (#36)

  • Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery (#39)

  • Pediatric Cancer (#45)

  • Pediatric Urology (#45)

“I want to congratulate the outstanding physicians and team members at both of our children’s hospitals on this well-deserved recognition as the best children’s hospitals in New Jersey for a third year in a row,” said Judy Aschner, M.D., physician in chief of Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health and Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. “From novel treatment therapies for complex and rare diseases, to state-of-the-art technology and surgical techniques and innovative clinical research, Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health is leading a transformation in children’s health care in New Jersey.”

U.S. News & World Report determines the annual Best Children’s Hospital Rankings by gathering key clinical data from nearly 200 medical centers through a detailed survey examining patient safety, infection prevention and adequacy of nurse staffing. Part of each hospital’s score is derived from surveys of more than 15,000 pediatric specialists who are asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty.

“It is a privilege and an honor to care for so many children across our communities,” said Harpreet Pall, M.D., MBA, CPE, chair of Pediatrics at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital and Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. “Our team members are dedicated to providing the best family-centered care, and we are so grateful for everything they do each day to change children’s lives in extraordinary ways.”

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