For Immediate Release: July 22, 2015

U.S. News & World Report names
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center among Best in New Jersey
AtlantiCare ranked fourth in state

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center has been recognized as one of the best hospitals for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News & World ReportBest Hospitals rankings, now in their 26th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. U.S. News & World Report ranked ARMC fourth among hospitals in the state in its Best Regional Hospital Rankings for New Jersey.

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“We are pleased to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the quality patient care we provide,” said Lori Herndon, executive vice president, AtlantiCare, and president and CEO, ARMC. “We focus every day on enhancing care and expanding services. Most importantly, we include our patients and their families, our staff, and our providers as we evaluate our performance and look for improvement opportunities to meet our own high standards – and standards set by agencies and organizations that regulate and accredit healthcare providers.”

AtlantiCare earned a “high performing” ranking in two adult procedures - heart bypass surgery and heart failure.

It also received a “high performing” ranking in five other specialties, including:

  • Gastroenterology & GI (gastrointestinal)
  • Surgery Geriatrics
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Pulmonology

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For 2015-16, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Less than 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2015-16 were nationally ranked in even one specialty.

“A Best Hospital has demonstrated expertise in treating the most challenging patients,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”

In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers in one or more specialties, as well as hospitals that excel in multiple common procedures and conditions.

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. U.S. News used the same data, as well as the new Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings, first published in May, to produce the state and metro rankings.

The rankings are freely available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2016” guidebook, available in August from the U.S. News Store. U.S. News & World Report has ranked AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) in the top five hospitals in the state in five specialties. In the magazine’s July 21 edition - Best Hospitals 2015-16: An Overview, it evaluated nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult and 10 pediatric specialties.

ARMC, which has main campuses in Atlantic City and Pomona, New Jersey, offers many regional centers of excellence, including the Heart Institute – the region’s only full-service cardiac surgery program at ARMC Mainland Campus; Neurosciences Institute and the Regional Trauma Center at ARMC Atlantic City Campus. ARMC opened the second phase of a $62.5 million Mainland Modernization Project in June. The a two –story, 35,000 square foot expansion, focuses in part on the increased need for surgical services.

For more information about ARMC’s programs and services visit www.atlanticare.org or call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000.  AtlantiCare offers information about quality rankings and ratings on its website Quality Page.

Media Contacts:
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-748-7539, (C) 609-385-6361, betsy.woerner@atlanticare.org

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AtlantiCare is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,400 employees and more than 700 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations in five counties. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013.