U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Six Hackensack Meridian Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities with Top Rating

Outstanding scores represent Hackensack Meridian Health's commitment to high-quality long-term care and rehabilitation services, an honor that only 13 percent of all facilities across the U.S. have received

Newswise — Edison, N.J. – February 13, 2018 - Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey's largest and most integrated health network is proud to announce that the network's nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Brick, Shrewsbury, Wall, Ocean Grove, Holmdel and North Bergen all received the highest overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report's eighth annual Best Nursing Homes, a designation that only 13 percent of all facilities in the U.S. have received.

"At Hackensack Meridian Health, we are committed to increasing access to quality long-term care for our patients," said John K. Lloyd, FACHE, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “Our nursing home and rehabilitation programs consistently rank among the best in the country because of the high-quality, coordinated care we provide.’’

The six Hackensack Meridian Health nursing home and rehabilitation facilities, as well as sub-acute rehabilitation facilities that received U.S. News & World Report's five star rating include:

  • Hackensack Meridian Health Nursing and Rehabilitation in Brick
  • Hackensack Meridian Health Nursing and Rehabilitation in Holmdel
  • Hackensack Meridian Health Nursing and Rehabilitation in North Bergen (The Harborage)
  • Hackensack Meridian Health Nursing and Rehabilitation in Ocean Grove
  • Hackensack Meridian Health Nursing and Rehabilitation in Shrewsbury
  • Hackensack Meridian Health Subacute Rehabilitation in Wall

"Hackensack Meridian Health is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our patients by offering the complete continuum of care to the communities we serve," said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. "We are very proud of Hackensack Meridian Health's world-class nursing and rehabilitation program, and it is no surprise that U.S. News & World Report has ranked six of our facilities among the best nursing homes in the country for the high-quality, comprehensive long-term care services we provide."

In order to determine "Best Nursing Homes" star ratings, U.S. News & World Report evaluated nearly 16,000 skilled nursing facilities across the country and examined star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that sets and enforces nursing home standards, with only 2,005 nursing homes receiving this level of designation for 2016-17.

“For the second consecutive year all six Hackensack Meridian Health skilled nursing facilities achieved the designation Best Nursing Home by U.S. News,’’ said Ken Aber, vice president of Long Term Care at Hackensack Meridian Health. “This is a terrific achievement for our team members as well as for our patients and residents we have the honor to serve. This endorsement by U.S. News and World Report validates our unyielding passion for patient and resident-centered care.”

Since 2009, U.S. News has produced a Nursing Home Finder tool to give consumers access to data and information about the care, safety, health inspections, staffing and ratings for nearly every nursing home in the United States.  The rankings are available online at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.Hackensack Meridian Health's skilled nursing facilities provide personalized care for patients ranging from long-term nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, post-hospital and post-surgical care, respite care, hospice care, 24-hour skilled nursing, coordination of physician services and family counseling in a comfortable, home-like setting. 


ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 16 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which includes three academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, JFK Medical Center in Edison; two children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune; 11 community hospitals - Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick.

Additionally, the network has more than 160 patient care locations throughout the state which include ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 33,000 team members, and 6,500 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.


The network's notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, four hospitals among the top 10 in New Jersey, including Hackensack University Medical Center which is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For," one of the "20 Best Workplaces in Health Care" in the nation, and the number one "Best Place to Work for Women." Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.


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