NEWARK, NJ – Newark Beth Israel Medical Center was named “World’s Best US Hospital” according to Newsweek in 2021.
This is the third consecutive recognition for Newark Beth Israel as one of the 250 best hospitals in the country. The Newark facility ranked 233rd that year and is also one of only five New Jersey hospitals to be included on that list.
Other state hospitals were Morristown Medical Center (34th), Hackensack University Medical Center (43rd), Valley Hospital (132nd) and Overlook Medical Center (164th).
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“It is truly an honor to receive this award for the third time,” said Darrell Terry, President and CEO of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, committed to providing first-class, high-quality and safe care to all of our patients, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic to offer. “
Newsweek created this year’s listings in collaboration with Statista Inc., a data research company. Its researchers and experts evaluated public data, interviewed health professionals and patients, and found that Newark Beth Israel Medical Center sets the standard for “excellent care.”
“As the events of 2020 made clear, our lives and those of our loved ones can depend on the types of health care we have access to,” said Nancy Cooper, Newsweek’s global editor-in-chief.
During the pandemic, the Newark facility reached the community in a number of ways.
Earlier this year, the hospital opened vaccination appointments for local teachers, particularly at the Great Oaks Legacy Charter School.
When Michelle Diaz, chief people officer of Great Oaks, mediated efforts to partner with Beth Israel and the university hospital to open slots for appointments, she said the initiative resulted in at least half of the schools’ 400 staff being vaccinated . Overall, the effort resulted in vaccinations for nearly 1,000 teachers across the Newark charter school community.
“That really speaks to our strong urge to make sure anything that would make a difference for our teachers has access to it,” Diaz told TAPinto Newark in March. “The best part is being able to serve our students and our families.”
In April, Beth Israel partnered with Rutgers Health and RWJBarnabas Health to expand patient services at a new location in Irvington.
The partnership, known as the Combined Medical Group, opened a specialty treatment facility at 50 Union Ave. in Irvington, which is said to offer specialists in obstetrics, gynecology and cardiology. According to the Newark Beth Israel government, it will also expand additional care offerings in the future.
The new specialty treatment facility is expected to provide a full range of gynecological services for women of all ages, from puberty to menopause and beyond.
In addition to preventative treatment through annual health checkups, Beth Israel officials said treatment will be available for a wide range of gynecological conditions, including infertility, urinary incontinence management, pelvic pain, and minimally invasive alternatives to surgery.
With the expansion to a new location, the initiative comes about as Beth Israel’s particular goal is to care for more patients in the community.
In 2019, the Newark site embarked on a $ 100 million renovation project that will change the face of the medical center and the landscape of Lyons Avenue.
The highlight of the project will be the hospital’s new main lobby, an estimated 17,000 square meters of glazed space with modern seating areas, common areas, an extensive registration area and cafes.
Other highlights of the project include an expanded emergency room, advanced heart failure treatment and transplant facilities, ongoing maternity ward remodeling, and refurbished intensive care units.