National Rankings

Awards and recognition matter. Every year, the surgeons and programs in our Department achieve numerous awards and distinctions. To us, they mean that we are accomplishing our goals for quality and safety. To you, the recognition we earn year after year means that you can feel sure that you are getting the very best surgical care available in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area. When you are talking about your health, nothing is more important than being in the best possible hands. 

A Leader in Healthcare

HackensackUMC, a nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,717 beds, more than 10,000 employees and 3,300 credentialed physicians. 

HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Hospital rankings - maintaining its place atop the NJ rankings since the rating system was introduced. 

The medical center has earned 24 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission, including disease-specific certification for the following surgical areas:

  • Breast Cancer

  • Colorectal Cancer

  • Multi-System Trauma

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease

The medical center has also been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital, is one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth, and  was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014.

HackensackUMC’s Bariatric Surgery program (including Gastric Stapling and Gastric Banding) has been recognized as a Blue Distinction Center (BDC) and a Blue Distinction Center+ (BDC+) by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. These BDCs are part of a national designation program that recognizes facilities that demonstrate expertise in delivering quality specialty care, safely and effectively. To earn the BDC+ designation, facilities must meet the same quality criteria as Blue Distinction enters, and go an extra step to demonstrate that they do so cost efficiently.


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