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Saint Michael's Medical Center Named a Top Hospital in New Jersey

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Hospital ranks as “Top Hospital” for bypass surgery and doctors’ communications

NEWARK, NJInside Jersey Monthly magazine recently released its special “Top Hospital” edition, which ranks hospitals throughout the state based on board-certified physician votes and HCAHAPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) scores provided by New Jersey hospital patients.

We are pleased to announce that Saint Michael’s Medical Center ranked in two categories, one of which was the 13th ranked Top Hospital for Bypass Surgery.

Saint Michael’s has a long history in providing top-notch heart care in New Jersey. According to the Health Care Quality Assessment of Cardiac Surgery in New Jersey, Saint Michael’s has some of the lowest risk-adjusted length of stays and mortality rates for coronary artery bypass graph (CABG) surgery. In fact, this annual report shows that Nilesh Patel, M.D., Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Saint Michael’s Medical Center, has had a zero mortality rate for CABG surgery for the last six years in a row.

Another reason for Saint Michael’s superior outcomes among bypass surgery patients is the truly comprehensive approach to treating its patients of The Heart and Vascular Institute. From the critical care physicians who see patients both before and after surgery, to the collaborative team of physicians, nurses, and support staff, patients receive the highest quality care at each step of their treatment. “In my 18 years of experience, I have never worked with a better nursing staff,” says Dr. Patel. “They are very caring and knowledgeable, and their vast experience offers high-quality care for our patients.”

The hospital also ranked 7th for Doctors Always Communicated Well. “We are so pleased about having our medical staff acknowledged for their outstanding patient communications skills,” says Claudia Komer, D.O., President of Medical Staff at Saint Michael’s Medical Center. “Treating patients must begin and end with excellent communications, and we pride ourselves on taking the time to listen to our patients and their families.”

These two important rankings represent Saint Michael’s Medical Center’s commitment to its mission, and to providing the greater Newark community with high-quality, comprehensive, and patient-centric healthcare.

Saint Michael’s Medical Center

Established by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 1867, Saint Michael’s Medical Center is a 357-bed regional tertiary-care, teaching, and research center in the heart of Newark’s business and educational district. Saint Michael’s Medical Center is currently a member of Trinity CHE Health. More information is available at