Newark, NJ--The Joint Commission, which accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the US, recently recognized Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC), Newark, as on of its Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™. For the 2012 designation, only 620 hospitals nationally are being recognized, which represent the top 18 percent of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals. NBIMC is also one of only fourteen hospitals in New Jersey to achieve this designation.
In order to qualify, hospitals must achieve 95 percent or better in at least two of the National Quality Goals during 2011. The National Quality Goals are Heart Attack, Pneumonia, Heart Failure, Stroke and Surgical Care.
“I am very proud that Newark Beth Israel Medical Center has achieved this designation for the second year in a row,” John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President and CEO, NBIMC and Children's Hospital of New Jersey. It highlights the high level of quality care that is provided by our staff, our physicians and our nurses.”
NBIMC is one of three Barnabas Health Facilities to achieve this designation. Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville and Monmouth Medical Center were also were named “top performers” by The Joint Commission. This is the second year for the designation of Top Performers for these three hospitals –with only 202 hospitals in the country repeating in the second year of this program.
For more information about NBIMC, please visit www.newarkbeth.com.
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, (NBIMC), a 673-bed regional care teaching hospital, provides comprehensive health care to its local communities and well beyond. NBIMC has more than 800 physicians, 3,200 employees and 150 volunteers with over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions annually. NBIMC is fifth in the nation in the number of heart transplants with better than expected outcomes, has the only lung transplant program in New Jersey, and combined with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, both Saint Barnabas Health Care System affiliates, is third in the nation for kidney transplants, by volume. To learn more, visit us on line at www.newarkbeth.com
Children's Hospital of New Jersey, located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and part of the Barnabas Health, is the state's premier hospital caring for children, with specialized services to treat ill and injured children from newborn to adolescent years and has the most comprehensive pediatric cardiac care program in the region as well as preventive programs that promote wellness in the community. For a referral to a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call 1-888-724-7123.
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Date: October 22, 2012
Contact: Beth Salamon
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