Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center Receives Home News Tribune Readers’ Choice Award for Best Hospital 


Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center Receives Home News Tribune Readers’ Choice Award for Best Hospital  


Perth Amboy, NJ – November 14, 2019 – Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center is pleased to announce it was awarded Home News Tribune Readers’ Choice Award for Best of the Best Hospital in Middlesex County.


“We are thrilled to achieve this outstanding recognition for both Raritan Bay-Perth Amboy and Raritan Bay-Old Bridge,” said Thomas Shanahan, chief hospital executive, Raritan Bay Medical Center. “Our team members are committed to providing the highest quality of care to our growing community and beyond.”


Each year, Home News Tribune asks its readers to select the Best of the Best in Middlesex and Somerset counties. The four business categories include, eating and drinking, entertainment, people and services and shopping.


In addition to this award, Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy was recently awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Guide. The designation recognizes hospitals for efforts to protect patients from harm and provide safer health care.


For more information about Raritan Bay Medical Center, visit: https://www.rbmc.org/


About Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center

For more than 100 years, Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy and Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge have provided a full continuum of health care services to residents of Central Jersey. Raritan Bay Medical Center is one of less than one percent of hospitals in the world to achieve Magnet Recognition, the “Gold Standard” for nursing practice, quality, and safety in patient care, four times. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked Raritan Bay Medical Center as high performing in Orthopedics, Nephrology, COPD and Heart Failure.


The medical center is a New Jersey state designated Primary Stroke Center and recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, recognizing optimal treatment of stroke patients. Raritan Bay is also a recipient of the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the AHA’s Heart Check Mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers and the AHA’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award recognizing high-quality care of patients experiencing a severe heart attack.


The Joslin Diabetes Center, Affiliate at Raritan Bay-Old Bridge, provides the latest advances for treating diabetes and its complications as well as other metabolic and endocrine disorders. Among its flagship programs are the Human Motion Institute, a comprehensive orthopedic program, and Institute for Weight Loss at Raritan Bay-Old Bridge and Center for Bariatric Surgery at Raritan Bay-Perth Amboy, both specializing in weight loss surgery. As part of Hackensack Meridian Health, one of New Jersey’s most comprehensive health networks, patients have access to advanced specialized services with a seamless continuum of care, close to home.


For more information, visit www.rbmc.org. To make an appointment for an outpatient test or treatment, call 732-324-5270. For a free physician referral, call 1-800-560-9990.



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