Saint Peter’s University Hospital Named to Newsweek’s Inaugural America’s Best-In-State Hospitals List

November 9, 2023

Saint Peter’s University Hospital Named to Newsweek’s Inaugural America’s Best-In-State Hospitals List
New Brunswick, NJ – November 7, 2023 – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, has been named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Best-In-State Hospitals 2024. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The rankings were based on a nationwide online survey of health care professionals (who were not permitted to recommend their own hospital or employer); patient surveys; hospital quality metrics from Medicare and Medicaid Services; and a Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Implementation survey conducted in 2023 by Newsweek and Statista. This is the first time Newsweek has released a “Best-In-State” Hospitals List.

Proximity and access are of the utmost importance when choosing between top hospitals and the America’s Best-In-State Hospitals 2024 ranking was created to identify the top hospitals at the state level. Hospitals from all US states were eligible for the ranking and included in the nationwide survey. The 25 states with the most hospitals according to the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) were surveyed individually. The remaining states, including New Jersey, were grouped into 4 regions: Northeast, Midwest, West, and South. Leading hospitals from these states were considered accordingly. Four data sources were used for the evaluation:
  1. - Nationwide online survey: Over 10,000 medical professionals (doctors, hospital managers and healthcare workers) were asked to recommend the best hospitals (in and out of state) based on their expertise.
  2. - Quality Metrics Data: Data from Medicare and Medicare Services available for Mortality, Safety, Readmission, Experience, Timely & Effective Care was considered.
  3. - Patient Experience: Cleanliness of the hospitals and quietness, communication of the nurses/doctors and staff responsiveness, care transition, medicine communication, and discharge information.
  4. - Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) Implementation survey: To account for the increasing importance of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs), which come from voluntary surveys completed by patients to measure their perception of their functional well-being and quality of life, according to Statista. PROMs data is used to optimize the care process and support therapeutic decisions in real-time.
The final scores were weighted on peer recommendations (32.5 percent in-state and 7.5 percent out-of-state), patient experience (17.5 percent), hospital quality metrics (40 percent) and implementation of standardized Patient Reported Outcome Measures, or PROMs (2.5 percent).

“Saint Peter’s University Hospital is honored to be one of only nine New Jersey hospitals to be named to this prestigious list,” said Leslie D. Hirsch, FACHE, president and CEO of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. “Recognition from an external authority such as Newsweek speaks volumes about Saint Peter’s team of dedicated physicians, nurses, healthcare providers and support team, all of whom share a common goal— to provide exceptional health care delivered with warmth and compassion, reflecting a bedside medicine that mirrors how we’d want our own family members to be treated.”

To view the America’s Best-In-State Hospitals 2024 List in its entirety, click here.

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 also state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in diabetes, gastroenterology, genetics, head and neck surgery, oncology, pediatrics, 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, neonatal intensive care, cardiac progressive care, and the pediatric intensive care units. 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 has the state’s only hospital-based, midwifery-led birth center – the Mary V. O’Shea Birth Center, accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers. Saint Peter’s is a sponsor of residency programs in internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics, and is a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Visit or call 732.745.8600.

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