Honors & Awards

Monmouth Medical Center and The Unterberg Children’s Hospital

Newsweek World's Best Hospitals 2024 Health Care Equality Index Becker's Health Care - Hospitals with Great Oncology Programs 2023 designation Becker's Health Care - Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs 2023 designation US News Best Children's Hospitals Urology Leapfrog A rating 2023 CHiME Digital Health Most Wired logo Magnet Recognition Best hospitals for maternity care US News and World Report Best hospitals for maternity care Newsweek - America's Best Maternity Hospitals 2023 Healthgrades Excellence Award - Labor and Delivery Healthgrades Excellence Award - OB/GYN Team Birth logo IAC - Intersocietal Accreditation Commission logo Guardian of Excellence Award 2020 Washington Monthly Magazine

Hospital-wide Awards

  • U.S. News & World Report: RWJBarnabas Health children’s hospitals were named among the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals for 2023 – 2024 by U.S. News & World Report for Urology. The Urology ranking recognizes a four-hospital practice that is based at The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital but that also provides care at three other RWJBarnabas Health hospitals – with Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, McMullen Children’s Center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, and The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center.
  • Has earned the highest score of “A” for safety, quality and efficiency from the Leapfrog Group the most times of any hospital in the region.
  • For three consecutive years, one of 414 of the more than 6,000 hospitals in the United Stated named to Newsweek's Global Best Hospitals' list.
  • Among just 148 U.S. hospitals named to the digital platform Money’s inaugural list of the Best Hospitals in America.
  • Ranked among Top 10 New Jersey hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2022-23 with top honors as “high performers” for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart and kidney failure.
  • Designated as a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) hospital.
  • Named to the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives' Digital Health Most Wired Recognition, achieving a Performance Excellence Level 9.
  • Named a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the HRC Foundation.
  • Holds platinum level designation for hospital organ donation from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).

Nursing Awards

  • Designated a Magnet-recognized hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
  • One of 34 U.S. hospitals to be honored by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) with their Lantern Award, which recognizes exceptional emergency departments. Designation is for three years – 2022 to 2023.
  • Accredited by the Forum for Shared Governance, joining the 90+ organizations internationally who strive to elevate nursing within their organizations.
  • Received American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs accreditation for three years, from February 24, 2020 to May 31, 2023. New Graduate Residency Program at Monmouth Medical Center was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.

Mother/Baby Achievements

  • MMC delivers more than 6,500 babies annually, more than all other hospitals in Monmouth and Ocean counties combined. A Level III High-Risk Maternity Center since the designation was initiated more than 50 years ago, MMC has a host of accomplishments and recognitions of its maternity services, including:
  • U.S. News & World Report recognition among the 2022-2023 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.
  • Named by Money and Leapfrog to its list of the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.
  • Among just 384 US hospitals named to Newsweek’s 2023 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals.
  • Recognized by Healthgrades for excellence in women’s care, receiving the 2022 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award and Labor and Delivery Excellence Award. We have received these two Healthgrades’ distinctions for seven consecutive years, ranking us among the top 5% of hospitals evaluated for both obstetrics and gynecology, and for labor and delivery.
  • One of three New Jersey hospitals chosen to launch TeamBirth, a statewide initiative designed to enhance birthing experiences and improve outcomes.

Cardiovascular Awards

  • Designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the N.J. Department of Health.
  • One of nine "Institute for Health Care Improvement" Mentor Sites for Heart Failure.
  • Both Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs are certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
  • Designated as an Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Accredited Vein Center.
  • Holds accreditation through a voluntary program of the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL). Recently, the hospital's non-invasive echocardiography lab received special recognition for 25 continuous years of excellence.
  • Received the Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines ® Performance Achievement Awards.

Oncology Awards

  • The Leon Hess Cancer Center is the only facility in Monmouth County to be designated by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as an Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program.
  • The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center holds accreditation from the National Accreditation Programs for Breast Centers (NAPBC). The Wilentz Center is the first in the region to be granted full NAPBC accreditation designation for "providing the highest quality evaluation and management of patients with breast disease."
  • Wilentz Center quality designations also include certification as a quality breast center of excellence, the highest certification level offered by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC). It is one of just two New Jersey facilities and among a handful in the nation to achieve this top national certification, and is among a handful of breast imaging centers across the nation designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology's (ACR) Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Imaging.

Program-Specific Accreditations/Certifications

  • Accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program for exceptional patient outcomes in bariatric surgery.
  • Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certifications in Stroke, Hip and Knee Replacement and Spine Surgery.
  • Sleep Disorder Center is the first in Monmouth County to earn accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

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