Saint Peter’s University Hospital Recognized as One of America’s Best Hospitals Earning Seven 2024 Women’s Choice Awards

February 22, 2024

Saint Peter’s University Hospital Recognized as One of America’s Best Hospitals Earning Seven 2024 Women’s Choice Awards
Multiple Practice Areas Recognized for Exemplary Standards of Care
New Brunswick, N.J. – February 22, 2024 – Saint Peter’s University Hospital has been named as one of America’s Best Hospitals by the Women’s Choice Award®, the trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Saint Peter’s is one of the top healthcare providers in the country based on a review of almost 5,000 hospitals. The seven practice areas where Saint Peter’s University Hospital is recognized include:
  • Best Hospitals for Obstetrics
  • Best Hospitals for Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Best Hospitals for Stroke Care
  • Best Hospitals for Cancer Care
  • Best Hospitals for Comprehensive Breast Care
  • Best Hospitals for Mammogram Imaging
  • Best Hospitals for Women’s Services

By carrying the Women’s Choice Award seal in these areas, Saint Peter’s University Hospital has joined an elite network of hospitals committed to a global mission empowering women to make smart healthcare choices.
The Women’s Choice Award is the only distinction that identifies the nation’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, relevant accreditations, and women’s preferences when it comes to treatment and a quality hospital experience. Only the top 14 percent of hospitals in the nation qualified for a 2024 award. For a full list of award methodology, visit Women’s Choice Award methodology page

Saint Peter’s has earned the Best Hospitals for Obstetrics by providing the highest level of obstetric services based on its exceptional scores for patient recommendation, as provided by data reported by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys, as well as an analysis that weighs criteria identified as the most important to women for patient satisfaction, including early elective delivery rates, having a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), being baby friendly, and having infection and surgical complication scores that were ranked below the weighted national average for patient safety.

Additionally, Saint Peter’s has earned the Best Hospitals for Minimally Invasive Surgery award by meeting the highest standards for surgical safety and quality of care and having a low rate of surgical infections and complications. Only hospitals that perform computer assisted robotic surgery and/or are accredited by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS), or Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) as a Center of Excellence for Robotic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery or Minimally Invasive Gynecology qualify.

Saint Peter’s University Hospital has also earned the Best Hospitals for Stroke Care by meeting high standards for stroke care, including holding a Stroke Center Certification by The Joint Commission. To achieve this recognition, hospitals must score in the top 80 percent of all hospitals in the percent of patients receiving head CT scan results within 45 minutes, cannot have received a rating of worse than the national rate for the deaths from serious treatable complications measure, and have a patient recommendation score greater than or equal to the national average

Saint Peter’s has earned the Best Hospital for Cancer Care award because it meets the comprehensive cancer care standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, as well as achieving excellence in clinical performance regarding cancer care measures and for its high patient recommendation rate.  It also provides comprehensive care with a full range of diagnostic and treatment services.
Saint Peter’s has earned the Best Mammogram Imaging Center award by being accredited for Mammograms (MAP) and carrying the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) seal from the American College of Radiology and having above the national average on the HCAHPS survey.  

The Best Hospitals for Women’s Services distinction was bestowed upon Saint Peter’s due to it receiving a patient recommendation score greater than or equal to the national average and providing a spectrum of specialty services and procedures for women’s health including obstetrics, breast care, heart care and minimally invasive surgery. Saint Peter’s is recognized for ranking in the top 10 percent of 4,728 hospitals reviewed.

Founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award, Delia Passi, emphasized that Saint Peter’s University Hospital truly delivers on the care that matters most to women, who make over 90 percent of health care decisions. “Being treated with the proper level of care impacts your health, wellbeing and healing, so our goal is to identify those hospitals that have demonstrated the highest level of quality care to their patients, with a special focus on the female experience.  The Women’s Choice Award makes it easier for her to trust her decision that she is choosing one of the best hospitals for herself and her family.”

“Being recognized by the Women’s Choice Award® in seven categories is a reflection of the highly qualified team at Saint Peter’s that includes our physicians, nurses, technicians and healthcare providers,” said Leslie D. Hirsch, FACHE, president and CEO, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. “The Women’s Choice Award also provides a valuable service to patients by offering an independent assessment of standards that allows them to evaluate services providers in their geographic area. Our recognition is further indication of the commitment to highest quality medical care and patient services that Saint Peter’s seeks to deliver every day.”

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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, 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 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 obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and internal medicine, and is a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Visit or call 732.745.8600.

The Women’s Choice Award for Best Hospitals™ is a trusted referral source and coveted credential that identifies the nation’s best hospitals based on robust criteria that includes relevant clinical performance, patient satisfaction and appropriate accreditations. The Best Hospitals demonstrate exceptional ratings, providing the highest level of care and commitment to their patients’ health and well-being.  The Women's Choice Award is the only designation that takes into consideration the preferences of women when selecting a hospital. Visit to learn more. 

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