Newton Medical Center ranked number one

01 Apr 2013 | 05:01

    Newton Medical Center was ranked by physicians as the top mid-sized hospital in the state for the second consecutive year among hospitals with 350 beds or fewer, by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., one of the nation’s most respected health care research and information companies.

    Newton Medical Center is also ranked first in this category for the treatment of congestive heart failure, strokes, hip and knee repair, high risk pregnancy, prostate and breast cancers, and neurological disorders.

    These rankings are published in Inside Jersey magazine’s April 2013 issue. Atlantic Health System’s hospitals, which include Morristown, Overlook, and Newton Medical Centers, and Goryeb Children’s Hospital, placed in the top four in the state in nearly every category ranked by Castle Connolly.

    “For the second year in a row, Castle Connolly’s recognition of NewtonMedical Center as the top hospital among all of the small- to medium-size hospitals in New Jersey, and our broad range of services – from emergency care to childbirth to orthopedics — demonstrations our commitment to providing our patients with the highest quality medical care, offering the latest diagnostic and treatment tools within a warm, compassionate atmosphere for each patient and their family.,” said Tom Senker, president, Newton Medical Center, vice president, Atlantic Health System. “Each member of our team takes pride in our commitment to providing a superior patient experience.”

    Nearly 1,200 licensed physicians in New Jersey participated in the online survey by Castle Connolly, which was distributed in fall 2012.

    Physicians cast more than 20,000 votes on the treatment of specific medical conditions and top overall hospitals in the state. The results were divided into two categories: hospitals with more than 350 beds and those with less than 350 beds.

    Newton Medical Center, which has 148 beds, ranked:

    Top Hospital Overall: No. 1, Newton Medical Center

    Top Hospital for Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure: No. 1, Newton Medical Center

    Top Hospital for the Treatment of Strokes: No. 1, Newton Medical Center

    Top Hospital for Hip and Knee Repair: No. 1, Newton Medical Center

    Top Hospital for the High Risk Pregnancy: No. 1, Newton Medical Center

    Top Hospital for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer: No. 1, Newton Medical Center

    Top Hospital for the Treatment of Breast Cancer: No. 1, Newton Medical Center

    Top Hospital for the Treatment of Neurological Disorders: No. 1, NewtonMedical Center