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Ranking the Top Hospitals in New Jersey

"New Jersey has nearly 100 hospitals. Twenty-four meet high U.S. News and World Report's standards."

 

Here are the rankings for 2017:

 

24. Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, NJ

It is ranked as high performing in these specialties:

  • Nephrology

It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Failure
 
13. (tie) St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ

It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
 
13. (tie) St. Joseph's Healthcare System in Paterson, NJ

It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Failure
13. (tie) St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ

It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Failure

13. (tie) Kennedy University Hospital in Cherry Hill, NJ

It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Failure

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13. (tie) Inspira Medical Center in Vineland, NJ

It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Knee Replacement
13. (tie) Inspira Medical Center in Elmer, NJ

It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Failure
  • Knee Replacement
 
13. (tie) Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, NJ

It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Failure

 

13. (tie) Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, NJ

It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Failure
 
13. (tie) Community Medical Center in Toms River, NJ

It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Failure

 

13. (tie) Capital Regional Medical Center in Trenton, NJ

It is ranked as high performing in these specialties:

  • Nephrology

It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 
  • Heart Failure

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 13. (tie) Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell in Pennington, NJ

It is ranked as high performing in these specialties:
  • Orthopedics

It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Failure
 
8. (tie) University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro in Plainsboro, NJ

It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Failure
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement

 

8. (tie) Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerset, NJ

It is ranked as high performing in these specialties:

  • Diabetes & Endocrinology

It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Failure
 
8. (tie) Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ
 
It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Failure
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement

 

8. (tie) Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ

It is ranked as high performing in these specialties:

  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Failure
 
8. (tie) Ocean Medical Center in Brick, NJ
 
It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Knee Replacement
 
7. Virtua Voorhees in Voorhees, NJ
It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
 
5. (tie) Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ
It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
 
5. (tie) AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, NJ
 
It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
 
4. Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ

It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
 
3. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ

It is nationally ranked in these specialties:

  • Pediatric urology care

It is also ranked as high performing in these specialties:

  • Cancer
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Urology

It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
 
2. Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ

It is nationally ranked in these specialties:

  • Cardiology and heart surgery
  • Orthopedics

It is also ranked as high performing in these specialties:

  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Pulmonology

It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
 
1. Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ

It is nationally ranked in these specialties:

  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Urology
  • Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery

It is also ranked as high performing in these specialties:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Geriatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonology

It is ranked as high performing in these adult procedures/conditions:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lung Cancer Surgery

 

Why Are These Rankings Important?

Medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University, just behind heart disease and cancer. As one of New Jersey's top medical malpractice law firms, our lawyers at Mintz & Geftic always pay close attention to these reports. 

As New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers we recognize that the vast majority of doctors are highly trained and truly dedicated to their patients. However, doctors (like all of us) are human and mistakes can and do occur. Unfortunately, unlike in some other professions, just a little mistake can have fatal results when it comes to the field of medicine. Even the very best doctors will likely make a few mistakes over the course of a long career, which is why they purchase medical malpractice insurance to protect themselves and their patients when a mistake or accident happens.

 

Medical Malpractice Law Firm - New Jersey

At Mintz & Geftic, our medical malpractice lawyers are here to help patients that have suffered a serious injury caused by a preventable medical error. Our medical malpractice lawyers have experience in handling some of the most challenging medical malpractice cases. These mistakes include surgical errors, doctor or nursing mistakes, birth injuries, emergency room negligence and hospital negligence.

We use some of the top resources available in conducting a thorough review of medical records to determine whether or not we will pursue a case.  Our medical malpractice lawyers are highly selective in pursuing these cases and we spend significant time and expend resources in investigation of all potential medical malpractice cases.

 

Elizabeth, New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers

All medical malpractice, workers' compensation and personal injury negligence cases require NO FEE unless we are successful in securing you a recovery to compensate you for your injuries and pain and suffering.

We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of accident or has been the victim of a medical mistake call us today for a FREE CONSULTATION at 908-352-2323.

If you or a loved one has been hurt at work and suffered work-related injured call Elizabeth, New Jersey workers' compensation lawyers today at 908-352-2323.

If you or a loved one received serious injuries in a truck accident, car accident, construction accident, train accident, railroad accident, or were injured in a pedestrian accident, call Elizabeth, New Jersey accident lawyers today at 908-352-2323.

If you or a loved one has been hurt at work and suffered work-related injuries call Elizabeth, New Jersey workers' compensation lawyers today at 908-352-2323.

Our Elizabeth serious injury lawyers serve clients throughout New Jersey. This includes the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Union and Jersey City. We cover Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. Our New Jersey accident lawyers have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and in New York City.

We represent clients suffering with spinal cord injuryback injuryburn injurybroken bones and traumatic brain injury.

If you are enduring physical pain and suffering, mental pain and suffering, permanent disability, disfigurement, lost wages, medical expenses or any other hardship resulting from an accident please contact us today for a free consultation.

If you are a victim of medical malpractice, contact New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers today. Medical mistakes happen and we are here to help you understand the law. These mistakes include surgical errors, doctor or nursing mistakes, birth injuries, emergency room negligence and hospital negligence.

If you prefer contacting our Elizabeth, New Jersey personal injury lawyers via email, please click here.

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Mintz & Geftic is proud to annouce that we have been recognized by Three Best Rated® for "providing consistent high quality" to our clients. Our law firm has been named one of the Top 3 Medical Malpractice lawyers in Elizabeth, New Jersey! 

Three Best Rated® is dedicated to selecting the top 3 local businesses, professionals, restaurants and health care providers in a number of cities nationwide..Their employees handpick their top 3 through a number of criteria, including:

Receiving an award like this in Medical Malpractice, or being named to the list of Super Lawyers again for Personal Injury, could never happen without our clients trusting us in their time of need.

Our Practice Areas

Our Personal Injury law firm represents clients that are suffering with injuries. Here are some of the areas we have specialized in for decades in helping these injured clients:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents - including truck accidents, car accidents, rear-end accidents and pedestiran accidents.
  • Workers' Compensation - New Jersey workers' compensation laws are very strict. Mintz & Geftic has decades of experience as workers' compensation lawyers in New Jersey and can help the injured workers of Elizabeth. 
  • Construction Accidents - We have a long history of representing New Jersey workers that have been seriously injured in construction accidents. 
  • Medical Malpractice - Preventable medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. We represent the victims of surgical errors, nursing mistakes, birth injuries,drug dispensing errors and more.
  • Slip and Fall or Premises Liability - including falls from failure to remove ice or snow, negligent maintenance and/or poor construction.

 Call us today at 908-352-2323 for a FREE CONSULTATION or email us here.

Elizabeth, New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers

Our Elizabeth, New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our Elizabeth, New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers serve clients throughout New Jersey and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

Our Elizabeth, New Jersey Injury Lawyers help victims suffering with brain injuries, bone fractures, back injuries and other accident-related injuries. It is critical that you contact an experienced law firm to discuss your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.

WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU!

 

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Mintz & Geftic of Elizabeth, New Jersey is pleased to announce that Bryan Mintz has been selected to the 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers list. 

This is the fourth year in a row that Mr. Mintz has received this recognition. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

 

2017 Bryan Mintz Super Lawyers badge

 

Published by Thomson Reuters, New Jersey Super Lawyers announced its new listing of attorneys who have “attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Bryan and the lawyers of Mintz & Geftic represent the people of Elizabeth and throughout the Garden State that are suffering with serious injuries. This includes representing plaintiffs in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, and more. 

 

Elizabeth, New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers

Our Elizabeth, New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our Elizabeth, New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers serve clients throughout New Jersey and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU!

 

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$3.2 Million settlement in a medical malpractice case brought on behalf of a 14-year-old girl from Hillside, New Jersey. When she was just 16-months-old, our client was misdiagnosed by a New Jersey hospital emergency room. As a result of the misdiagnosis, there was a delay in treatment at a point when timing was absolutely critical. Consequently, the young girl had to undergo multiple surgeries and placement of a feeding tube for many of the years that followed. She now has chronic kidney disease. The settlement monies will fund a short term trust and an annuity to ensure that all of this child’s needs are met during her lifetime (Bryan H. Mintz, Essex County, 2015). 

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August 1, 2016 – We are very pleased to congratulate Mintz & Geftic’s partner Bryan H. Mintz. After four years of a hard fought legal battle involving complex medical issues, Bryan secured a $3.2 Million settlement in a medical malpractice case brought on behalf of our client, a 14-year-old girl from Hillside, New Jersey. An Essex County Superior Court Judge approved the settlement on June 30, 2016.

When she was just 16-months-old, our client was misdiagnosed with a viral illness and sent home from the emergency room. It turned out that she had bacteremia at the time of that emergency room visit and required further workup and antibiotics. Bacteremia is an invasion of the bloodstream by bacteria.  In this case, the bacteria turned out to be streptococcus pneumoniae.

As a result of the misdiagnosis at the New Jersey hospital emergency room, there was a delay in treatment at a point when timing was absolutely critical. Consequently, the young girl had to undergo multiple surgeries and placement of a feeding tube for many of the years that followed. She now has chronic kidney disease.

The settlement monies will fund a short term trust and an annuity to ensure that all of this child’s needs are met during her lifetime. 

 

Elizabeth, New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers

We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical malpractice, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our medical malpractice attorneys serve clients throughout New Jersey, and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

We Will Fight For You!

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In our last Medical Malpractice blog post, we wrote about New Jersey's Hospital Grades and the poor safety marks that so many of our state's hospitals received. We discussed how alarming this report could be for many of New Jersey's residents and how it definitely caught the attention of our medical malpractice lawyers here at Mintz & Geftic.

Knowing which hospitals are considered the least safe is important for residents of Elizabeth and all around New Jersey. However, understanding which of New Jersey hospitals performed the best in this study can also be valuable. 

We realize that unfortunately most patients don't have the luxury of choosing where they receive their care, but everyone should still realize that a difference between two hospitals can sometimes be the difference between life and death. See the numbers in the next section to learn why.

Bad Grades = More Hospital Deaths

This year, the Leapfrog commissioned its own analysis by the Johns Hopkins Medicine's Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality to predict the risk of dying in hospitals that do not score an A. 

The analysis found deaths were 9 percent higher at B hospitals, 35 percent higher in C hospitals, and 50 percent higher in D and F hospitals than in A hospitals.

New Jersey's Top Five Hospitals 

Using public data and patient surveys, the Leapfrog Group's report examines the incidence of preventable medical errors and dangerous outcomes, including blood clots, infections, bed sores and falls. The group looks at staffing and management practices in hospitals, whether Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are used to manage prescriptions and how well doctors and nurses communicate with patients.

Five New Jersey hospitals have earned straight A's since the Leapfrog Group began evaluating the safety records of more than 2,500 hospitals nationwide in 2012. They are:

  1. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey
  2. Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey
  3. Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey
  4. Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, New Jersey
  5. Saint Clare's Hospital in Denville, New Jersey

What These Top Hospitals Have in Common

  • All are located in northern New Jersey, with two in Bergen County and one each in Hudson, Essex and Morris counties.
  • All belong to a larger system or chain.
  • All use Leapfrog's 30 safety measures to shape how they hire and train nurses and doctors, communicate with patients and avoid preventable risks such as infections, bed sores and falls.
  • All still are a risk when it comes to medical malpractice. 

Our medical malpractice lawyers see cases from the "safest" hospitals and some of the top doctors every single year, so New Jersey patients need to understand mistakes can (and do) occur everywhere.

 

New Jersey and New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers

We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical malpractice, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our medical malpractice lawyers based in Elizabeth, New Jersey serve clients throughout New Jersey, and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

 

Sources: 

http://www.nj.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2016/04/these_hospitals_are_the_safest_in_new_jersey.html#incart_river_mobile_home_pop

http://www.leapfroggroup.org/compare-hospitals

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New Jersey Hospital Safety Grades

A national report card on hospital safety came out this week that all New Jersey residents should see. As one of New Jersey's top medical malpractice law firms (see recent verdicts and settlements here) this report definitely caught the attention of our medical malpractice lawyers here at Mintz & Geftic.

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Watch today's video where top Elizabeth, New Jersey personal injury lawyer Bryan Mintz explains the top 5 things to if you are in a car accident and please be sure to click this button to subscribe to our channel:

 
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Mintz & Geftic of Elizabeth is pleased to announce that Bryan Mintz has been selected to the 2016 New Jersey Super Lawyers list. 

This is the third year in a row that Mr. Mintz has received this recognition. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

 

Published by Thomson Reuters, New Jersey Super Lawyers announced its new listing of attorneys who have “attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

 

 

Elizabeth, New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers

Our Elizabeth, New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our Elizabeth, New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers serve clients throughout New Jersey and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU!

 

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