Saint Barnabas named among best hospitals

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Hospital for diabetes and gynecology in 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 30th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center was also named high performing — in the top 10 percent of programs in the country — in treating colon cancer, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 

“At Saint Barnabas Medical Center, we are passionate about our mission of delivering compassionate care, health care excellence and superior service to our patients and their families. This recognition is a testament to our intentional focus on safety and quality and the outstanding work being done by our entire team,” St. Barnabas CEO and President Stephen Zieniewicz said.

For the 2019-20 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 165 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care. Regionally, Saint Barnabas Medical Center was also recognized as a Best Hospital and high performing in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology, and neurosurgery.

“For 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to health care consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions and specialties.”