Dec 28, 2022 Community Medical Center Nationally Recognized for Excellence in Women’s Services, Maternity Care, Surgical Care, and Transitional Care in 2022

TOMS RIVER, N.J.Community Medical Center (CMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is pleased to share it has received numerous prestigious accolades throughout 2022 that are reflective of the hospital’s excellence in women’s services, maternity care, surgical care, and transitional care. The facility was nationally recognized in various specialty care areas by Healthgrades and U.S. News and World Report.

“This year, Community Medical Center’s commitment to the health of the communities we serve, and to providing them with high-quality, evidence-based care in a welcoming and safe environment, was demonstrated through multiple national awards,” said Patrick Ahearn, Chief Executive Officer of Community Medical Center. “Recognition for maternity care, women’s services, surgical care, and transitional care are a testament to our board-certified and specialty-trained surgeons, highly skilled clinical and support staff members, and our use of the latest technology. We remain focused on ensuring our patients and their loved ones receive high-quality care with optimal outcomes, and these distinctions are reflective of that mission. I am proud of our team and these phenomenal accomplishments.”

CMC ranked as one of only 17 hospitals nationwide to receive all three Women’s Care Excellence Awards from Healthgrades, including the Gynecology Excellence Award™, Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ and Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™. CMC was also a 5-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery for the seventh year in a row. These recognitions underscore the hospital’s superior care for women during labor and delivery and gynecologic procedures. Among the hospitals evaluated by Healthgrades, Community Medical Center placed among the top 5% of hospitals across 16 states where data was available for labor and delivery and gynecologic surgery, and among the top 10% for obstetrics and gynecology.

Further building upon its achievements in women’s care, Community Medical Center was also recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care in 2022-2023, which identifies hospitals that provide high-quality maternity care for uncomplicated pregnancies. U.S. News evaluated nearly 650 hospitals for its 2022-2023 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care and fewer than half of all hospitals that participated in the survey received a High Performing designation.

CMC was also the only New Jersey hospital named to Healthgrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Surgical Care for 2023. For the second year in a row, this achievement reflects Community Medical Center’s outstanding clinical outcomes for surgical care and puts Community Medical Center in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for surgical care. Community Medical Center is the only hospital in New Jersey to earn a Surgical Care Excellence Award in 2023 and is among just 50 out of 4,500 hospitals evaluated by Healthgrades to be named to Healthgrades’ top hospitals for surgical care.

Additionally, Community Medical Center was also recognized as a Best Nursing Home for Short-Term Rehabilitation for 2022-2023 by U.S. News and World Report for the fourth consecutive year. The distinction, award to CMC’s Transitional Care Unit, is limited to the top 16% of the more than 15,000 nursing homes rated by U.S. News, which were evaluated in areas including care, safety, infection rates, staffing, and health inspections.

Annually, Community Medical Center delivers over 2,000 babies, and maternity services include board-certified obstetricians, neonatologists and anesthesiologists, certified midwives, a Level 2 Special Care Nursery, skilled nursing staff, and 24/7 anesthesiology and neonatologists. Labor-delivery-recovery rooms include home-like features such as all-private rooms with Jacuzzis. To learn more about Community Medical Center’s maternity services, visit:

The hospital also provides high quality surgical services, including robotic-assisted surgery, which can be used for gynecological procedures. Community Medical Center features two state-of-the-art da Vinci robotic surgical systems and is accredited as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation. To learn more about Community Medical Center’s surgical services, visit:

Community Medical Center is dedicated to providing continuous, accessible transitional care for its patients so they can complete their recovery and maintain their well-being at home. To learn more about Community Medical Center’s Transitional Care Unit, visit