Awards of Distinction
CarePoint Health, providing 360 Degree Coordinated Care and superior healthcare services to the residents of Hudson County, as such, we are consistently recognized by national publications, industry associations, and organizations that rank the country’s top physicians and hospitals. Below are a few of the honors CarePoint Health has received for excellence in the areas of patient satisfaction, quality clinical care, outcomes, exceptional doctors and more.
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine
- American Association for Respiratory Care
- American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines — Stroke
- Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) (Laboratory)
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
- College of American Pathologists
- The Joint Commission
- The Leapfrog Group
- National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators
- New Jersey Department of Health (NJ DOH) — Acute Stroke Registry
- NJ DOH — Health Care Quality Assessment
- National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) — (Infection Control)
- US News and World Report Best Hospitals
Radiology, CAT Scan, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Oncology
- Department of Environmental Protection from the State of New Jersey
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission
- Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center
- Division of Addiction Services
- Division of Youth and Family Services
- Division of Mental Health Services
- Division on Women
- Hudson County Department of Human Services
- The Joint Commission
- Hudson County Department of Human Services — Division of Addiction Services
American Heart Association Gives Gold Award
for Heart Failure
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize Hoboken University Medical Center for achieving 12 consecutive months of 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Performance Achievement Indicators and at least 12 consecutive months of 75% or higher compliance with 5 of 8 Get With The Guidelines Stroke Quality Measures to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.
College of American Pathologists
The Laboratories at Bayonne Medical Center and Christ Hospital are inspected every other year by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), covering all areas and all aspects of each facility. Both institutions received full accreditation from CAP. After the last inspection, in January 2013, the Laboratory at Christ Hospital received “zero” deficiencies, for the second time in a row.
Bayonne Medical Center
Bayonne Medical Center was named among the top 10% in the nation for general surgery for the third consecutive year. Choosing a hospital can be a life or death decision. HealthGrades report found that patients treated at 5-star rated hospitals experience a 73% lower risk of mortality and a 63% lower risk of complications compared to 1-star rated hospitals. Bayonne Medical Center was also ranked among the top 5 hospitals in New Jersey for general surgery.
The Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in surgeries that treat diseases and conditions of the female reproductive system and correct certain conditions of the urinary tract and rectum. Women have fewer complications from their gynecologic surgery and are more likely to survive their stay at hospitals recognized with a Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award.
Christ Hospital has been recognized with a five-star rating for clinical excellence in maternity care from HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings company. This is the fifth consecutive year Christ Hospital has achieved this recognition.
Christ Hospital ranks in the top ten percent of hospitals for maternity care and this is the third consecutive year that Christ Hospital has earned this distinction. The Maternity Care Excellence Award recognizes hospitals that provide consistent high-quality care for women during pregnancy and childbirth and their newborn babies.
Women who deliver their baby at a Healthgrades Maternity Care Excellence Award hospital have a lower chance of experiencing complications during childbirth compared to a hospital receiving 1 star.
Hoboken University Medical Center
Hoboken University Medical Center has been recognized with a five-star rating for clinical excellence in gynecologic surgery from HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings company. Hoboken University Medical Center ranks in the top five percent of hospitals for gynecologic surgery and has received the HealthGrades 2013 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award.
Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories
Christ Hospital’s Vascular Laboratory has attained recognition for its commitment to providing a high level of patient care and quality testing for the diagnosis of vascular disease.
The facility achieved accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). Christ Hospital is the only hospital in Hudson County that currently holds this accreditation as it has for the past nine years.
The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission is a private organization that has been accrediting hospitals for more than 50 years. Its Gold Seal of Approval accreditation is a nationwide seal of approval that indicates a hospital meets high performance standards. To receive accreditation from the Joint Commission we are assessed on more than 250 standards, many of which examine quality of care and patient safety issues.
The LeapFrog Group
Bayonne Medical Center was awarded an A grade in the Fourth Quarter 2012 report card measuring safety and how well they protected patients from infections, injuries and mistakes.
Christ Hospital was also recognized for excellence, receiving an A grade in the Fourth Quarter 2012 report card in new-born care. As the regional leader in providing five-star healthcare services for women and children, Christ Hospital recently distinguished itself in another clinical area– intensive care, and is the only hospital in Hudson County to receive such recognition.
The Leapfrog Group, a leading association in setting standards for and improving health care quality throughout the nation, presents these awards through Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
Quality Respiratory Care Recognition
Christ Hospital has earned the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) for the fifth consecutive year under a national program started by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).
This program was created in 2003 to help patients and families identify those facilities using qualified respiratory therapists to provide respiratory care. Hospitals that meet the QRCR requirements provide a level of respiratory care consistent with national standards and guidelines, and should be commended for their commitment to quality care. Now, Christ Hospital is among the 15% of hospitals in the United States that have been named a Quality Respiratory Care institution. To qualify for this award, all of the respiratory therapists must be credentialed as a CRT or RRT; respiratory care must be available 24/7; and the department must have an MD or DO as the medical director.
US News and World Report Best Hospitals
Hoboken University Medical Center was recognized as a Best Hospital by U.S. News and World Report magazine. U.S. News this year recognizes more than 700 hospitals as Best Regional Hospitals, indicating they are highly proficient in serving the needs of the majority of patients in at least one specialty. Some parts of the country are thick with solid choices: The New York metro area, for instance, packs in 56 Best Regional Hospitals. Elsewhere, there’s a dearth of such medical centers. Wyoming, for example, has none. In most states and many large metro areas, U.S. News has published a ranking of the Best Regional Hospitals to help healthcare consumers assess the nearest options.
The rankings are based largely on objective measures of hospital performance, such as patient survival rates, and structural resources, such as nurse staffing levels. Each hospital’s reputation, as determined by a survey of physician specialists, is also a factor in the ranking methodology.