Monmouth Medical Center and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Named One of America’s 50 Best Teaching Hospitals

West Orange, NJ, December 25, 2020 – Monmouth Medical Center and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, both RWJBarnabas Health facilities, have been named one of America’s 50 Best Teaching Hospitals by The Washington Monthly, a bimonthly nonprofit magazine of United States politics and government based in Washington, D.C. The magazine is known for its annual ranking of American colleges and universities, which serves as an alternative to the Forbes and U.S. News & World Report rankings. The Washington Monthly ranks hospitals on how well they save lives, save money and serve everyone.

Monmouth Medical Center was ranked 29th out of the nation’s top academic medical centers and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center was ranked 43rd. Teaching hospital rankings were based on their performance in three broad categories: patient outcomes (morality, etc.), civic leadership (treating lower-income and minority patients, etc.), and value of care (avoiding overtreatment).

“Monmouth Medical Center has a long history as a teaching hospital and our resident physicians and medical students are an integral part of our collaborative approach to achieving superior safety and quality,” said Eric Carney, President and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus. “We understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, effective care, and it is very gratifying to be recognized nationally for our commitment not only to patient outcomes, but also civic leadership and value of care, metrics that make this recognition unique among hospital rankings.”

Monmouth Medical Center serves as a regional medical campus of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to teach third- and fourth-year medical students. It is a member of the Council of Teaching Hospitals of the Association of American Medical Colleges, a status held by only 400 of the nation’s 6,000 hospitals, and trains residents and fellows in Dental Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Diagnostic Radiology and General Surgery.

“At Newark Beth Israel we recognize that improving the health of our community means coupling clinical excellence with social impact initiatives that transform the lives of our patients, their families and the communities we serve. For more than 100 years, our resident physicians and medical students have been invaluable to our clinical success as well as our community engagement. This unique distinction recognizes the value of our mission and it is an honor to be named one of America’s 50 Best Teaching Hospitals,” said Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is regularly recognized as a Top Teaching Hospital that provides comprehensive health care and is home to one of the nation’s top ten heart transplant centers, which has performed more than 1,000 heart transplants. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is also home to Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), which cares for children from birth through adolescence, with more than 30 specialized pediatric services.

The Washington Monthly magazine rankings were created in partnership with the Lown Institute, a non-partisan health care think tank. The Lown Index composite ranking grades hospitals not only on patient outcomes, but also civic leadership and value of care, making it unique among hospital rankings. To learn more about The Washington Monthly magazine’s top teaching hospital rankings visit: 50 Best Teaching Hospitals for America.

About RWJBarnabas Health

RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering nine counties with five million people. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton in Hamilton, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway in Rahway and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital with a network of outpatient centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, affiliated medical groups, multi-site imaging centers and an accountable care organization.

RWJBH is New Jersey’s largest private employer – with more than 35,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns – and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBH and Rutgers University have partnered to create New Jersey’s largest academic health care system. The collaboration aligns RWJBH with Rutgers’ education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – and Rutgers University Behavioral Health.