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Community Medical Center has been recognized by HealthGrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2011. HealthGrades is the leading independent healthcare ratings organization in the nation.
Hospitals achieving the Top 50 award demonstrated superior and sustained clinical quality over an eleven year time period, based on an analysis of more than 140 million Medicare patient records.
“Being recognized as one of America’s Top 50 hospitals is an achievement only made possible by the dedicated and highly skilled physicians, nurses and staff who work at Community Medical Center,” said Stephanie L. Bloom, FACHE, Executive Director. “Our staff is committed to assuring patient safety at all times and providing the highest quality care. This award validates the care we provide.”
On average, patients treated at America’s 50 Best Hospitals had a nearly 30% lower risk of death and 3% lower rate of complications while hospitalized. The HealthGrades study found that if all U.S. hospitals had performed at this level, more than a half million Medicare deaths could have been prevented between 1999 and 2009.
“As our nation searches for a solution to providing Americans’ with access to high quality health care at an affordable price, hospitals like Community Medical Center are setting the standard, demonstrating that consistent, sustainable clinical excellence is achievable,” said Dr. Rick May, HealthGrades vice president of clinical quality services and co-author of the report.
Acknowledging the importance of team work in providing high quality care, Sripad Dhawlikar, MD, president, Medical Staff, said, “Many of our physicians have earned distinction in their area of specialization and they are all committed to providing the best possible care to our patients. Always keeping the patient as our focus, we work collaboratively with the hospital and staff to achieve what is best for our patients.” He added, “It is gratifying that our work has been acknowledged.”
Community Medical Center has been the recipient of HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence since 2005 and is one of only three hospitals in New Jersey to be recognized with the Emergency Medicine Excellence Award. In addition, Community has earned distinction for providing quality care in numerous clinical areas including orthopedics, cardiology, pulmonology, general surgery, gastroenterology, maternity and gynecologic surgery.
For additional information on the programs and services offered at Community Medical Center, please call 1.888.724.7123 or visit www.barnabashealth.org.
Awards & Accreditations
The Joint Commission – Gold Seal of Approval
- Primary Stroke Center
- Acute Coronary Syndrome - first hospital in NJ
- Total Joint Replacement – Hip & Knee: only hospital in Ocean County
NJ 2010 Hospital Performance Report - Ranked # 1 in Ocean County for Surgical Care and the treatment of Heart Attack, Heart Failure and Pneumonia –
American College of Radiology Accreditation for Mammography, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, CT Scan, MRI
Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons designation as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program since 1986
Member of the Penn Cancer Network
Toms River-Ocean County Chamber of Commerce 2010 Organization of the Year - The J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center
2011 American Cancer Society Visionary Award recipient
American Association of Blood Banks accreditation
U.S. News & World Report’s Regions Top 50 Hospitals in the Metro Area, 2010-2011 for Geriatric, Pulmonary and Cancer care
Health Care Processing News Department of the Year 2010, Central Sterile Processing Department
August 9, 2011
CONTACT: Jean Flaherty
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