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U.S. News & World Report Names Saint Peter’s University Hospital a High Performing Hospital in Four Adult Specialties: COPD, Hip Fracture, Acute Kidney Failure and Lung Cancer Surgery

September 15, 2022

U.S. News & World Report Names Saint Peter’s University Hospital a High Performing Hospital in Four Adult Specialties: COPD, Hip Fracture, Acute Kidney Failure and Lung Cancer Surgery
New Brunswick, NJ – September 15, 2022 – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2022-23 by U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice. The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 8th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are geared toward complex specialty care.
 
Saint Peter’s earned “High Performing” ratings in COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Hip Fracture, Acute Kidney Failure and Lung Cancer Surgery in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for those types of care.
 
“Recognition from an external authority, especially one as prestigious as U.S. News & World Report is truly an honor and speaks to Saint Peter’s ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality medical care each and every day,” said Leslie D. Hirsch, FACHE, president and CEO of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. “To be designated among the top in the nation in these specific practice areas is a nod to our dedicated team of clinicians who treat those with such conditions, while also offering patients the confidence they seek while exploring the variety of healthcare options available to them.”
 
For the 2022-2023 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. Fewer than half of all hospitals received any High Performing rating, and only four earned this rating in all procedures and conditions. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.
 
“When patients are considering their options for care, the Best Hospitals ratings are designed to help them identify hospitals that excel in the kind of care they may need,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “A hospital that’s earned a High Performing rating in a service may be a good option for patients in need of that service and their medical professionals to consider.”
 
The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as survival rates, patient experience, and how successfully each hospital helps patients get back home.
 
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About Saint Peter’s University Hospital
Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. Saint Peter’s, which received its sixth consecutive designation as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2020, is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in diabetes, gastroenterology, head and neck surgery, oncology, orthopedics, and women’s services. Saint Peter’s is the recipient of the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for the adult intensive care unit, neonatal intensive care unit, cardiac progressive care unit and the pediatric intensive care unit. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including a nationally recognized Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, pediatric surgery and orthopedic surgery featuring innovative anterior scoliosis correction. The hospital offers a midwifery service and the brand-new state-of-the-art Mary V. O’Shea Birth Center. Saint Peter’s is a sponsor of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and internal medicine, and is a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Visit saintpetershcs.com or call 732-745-8600.
 
 
About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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