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Hunterdon Medical Center Recognized for “High Performance” by U.S. News and World Report

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August 10, 2021

U.S. News & World Report recently released their 2021-2022 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings. Hunterdon Medical Center was cited for “high performance” in two specialty areas, Geriatrics and Urology, and in five procedures/conditions, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Heart Failure, Kidney Failure, Pneumonia, and Stroke.

An overall rating of “high performance” indicates a hospital was significantly better than the national average in a given area of specialty, procedure, or condition. Only 10 to 20 percent of all hospitals evaluated fall into the high performing tier. In 2021, U.S. News & World Report evaluated more than 4,300 hospitals and reviewed performance in 15 adult specialties, 10 pediatric specialties, and 17 surgical procedures and medical conditions.  The data used by U.S. News & World Report to review each hospital’s performance in these areas includes measures captured by the American Hospital Association annual survey and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, among other sources. The purpose of these rankings is to help guide patients in need of medical care due to a difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age, to hospitals demonstrating exemplary outcomes.

“Being recognized by U.S. News & World Report for our high performance in multiple areas and conditions is extremely important to the community we serve,” said Martin Klein, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Hunterdon Healthcare.  Klein added, “ It is a true honor and a testament to the incredible physicians and clinical team at Hunterdon Medical Center who are all committed to providing the highest quality of care right here, close to home and family.”

For more information on 2021-2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals reviews and rankings, please visit https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals .

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