New Jersey is renowned for many things: its tomatoes, its beaches, its school systems. Our state also claims fame to some of the best hospitals, according to a recent study conducted by Newsweek.

Newsweek worked with global data firm Statista on their fifth annual listing of the World’s Best Hospitals 2023. NJ’s top medical centers, as ranked per the U.S. standings, include:

No. 46 is Morristown Medical Center in Morristown (70.66%), the first Jersey hospital to rank.
No. 57 is Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack (69.52%).
No. 121 is The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood (65.3%).
No. 167 is Overlook Medical Center in Summit (64.42%).
No. 201 is Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark (64.05%).
No. 317 is Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (Englewood Health) in Englewood (62.88%).
No. 406 is Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch (61.82%).

All but Valley Hospital also performed above average for CMS Infection Prevention Measures.

The hospitals were evaluated based on accreditation standards, questionnaires completed by patients about their hospital care, data-based comparison of hospital reputation, and performance across countries.

This year, more than 2,300 hospitals in 28 countries were ranked. No. 1 on the U.S. list is the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, with a score of 97.50% – which is also ranked No. 1 in the world. None of the other American hospitals placed among the top 250 hospitals in the world.

Nancy Cooper, Newsweek’s global editor-in-chief, cited the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation, global financial uncertainty, rising costs, aging populations and an exhausted workforce as factors that have put stress on healthcare systems.

“Among the hallmarks of great hospitals, however, are not just first-class care, first-class research and first-class innovation. The very best institutions also share another quality: consistency,” she says. “The world’s best hospitals consistently attract the best people and provide the best outcomes for patients as well as the most important new therapies and research. Of all the hospitals in the world, relatively few can do all those things year in and year out. The best belong to a very exclusive club.”

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