Awards and Recognition
University Hospital has been consistently recognized for excellence and high-quality care. Here are some things you should know about us:
- U.S. News & World Report ranked University Hospital among the best in northern New Jersey and the New York Metro Area.
- This hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the independent organization that certifies and accredits healthcare organizations.
- Our medical staff includes 46 physicians named to the Castle Connolly "Top Docs" 2013 list for the New York Metro Area, and 10 who were in the top 1% nationally.
- U.S. News & World Report also recognized our hospital for excellence in the clinical specialties of nephrology, orthopedics and ear, nose and throat.
- University Hospital is the home of the state-designated Level 1Trauma Center serving northern New Jersey, which means there is a trained trauma team available 24/7.
- This is the only hospital in northern New Jersey and one of only two in the state certified in Advanced Heart Failure Care by The Joint Commission.
- We have been repeatedly recognized by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association for outstanding care in the treatment of patients with stroke and heart failure; we are one of only two New Jersey hospitals to be awarded the Gold Plus rating for both Heart Failure and Stroke Care.
- This hospital is a Target Honor Roll Stroke Hospital in recognition of our demonstrated ability to rapidly treat stroke patients. University Hospital is the only New Jersey hospital to be awarded Gold Plus recognition for Heart Failure and Stroke and Target Honor Roll Stroke status.
- Healthgrades®, an independent rating organization, gave our hospital a 5-star rating in 2014 for the treatment of sepsis and appendicitis.
- University Hospital was one of only three hospitals in New Jersey to receive the Healthgrades® Neurosurgery Excellence Award.
- Our hospital was named one of the state's Top Hospitals by "Inside New Jersey," the Star-Ledger's monthly magazine, with special recognition for care in breast, prostate and pediatric cancers; heart surgery; hip and knee replacement; heart failure care; stroke care; high-risk pregnancy; and the treatment of neurological disorders.
- UH is recognized by The Joint Commission for earning The Medal of Honor for Organ Donation and being a participant in the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.
- University Hospital is recognized by The Joint Commission for earning The Medal of Honor for Organ Donation and being a participant in the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.