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Saint Peter’s Rated Top in Nation in Four Adult Specialties

August 18. 2021


Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 7th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are geared toward complex specialty care.

Saint Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick.

Saint Peter’s earned “High Performing” ratings in Acute Kidney Failure, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Heart Failure and Lung Cancer Surgery, in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for those types of care.


“We are honored to have four clinical areas recognized among the top in the nation for their specialty,” said Leslie D. Hirsch, FACHE, president and CEO of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. “This prestigious rating from U.S. News reinforces our clinical care teams’ commitment to continually improve the quality of patient outcomes and recognizes our ability to deliver on this promise.”


For the 2021-22 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 17 procedures and conditions. Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating, and only 11 earned this rating in all procedures and conditions. The state and metro area rankings recognize hospitals that received high performing ratings across multiple areas of care.


“This year’s expanded report from U.S. News includes new ratings for important procedures and conditions to help each patient pick the right hospital for the type of care they need,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Hospitals faced incredible challenges this past year, and the best of them have provided great care throughout the pandemic and continue to offer excellent care today.”


The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing and other care-related indicators. The Procedures & Conditions ratings were produced by U.S. News analysts.


For more information about the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ.


For more information, visit Best Hospitals.


ABOUT SAINT PETER’S UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL


Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. Saint Peter’s, which received its sixth consecutive designation as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2020, is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in diabetes, gastroenterology, head and neck surgery, oncology, orthopedics, and women’s services.


The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including a nationally recognized Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, pediatric surgery and orthopedic surgery featuring innovative anterior scoliosis correction. The hospital offers a midwifery service and the brand-new state-of-the-art Mary V. O’Shea Birth Center. Saint Peter’s is a sponsor of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and internal medicine, and is a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.


Visit saintpetershcs.com or call 732-745-8600.


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