October 2019 ― Montclair, NJ ― Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has earned recertification by the Joint Commission in Disease Specific Programs for Wound Care, Chest Pain and Stroke.
In order to maintain successful compliance with the Joint Commission, facilities must regularly submit data and abide by rigorous performance measures. These Centers were successfully reviewed for recertification by The Joint Commission in June and July of 2019, following surveys that studied patient metrics, reviewed policies and procedures, and interviewed team members and patients.
“Like all of our hospital accomplishments, these results could not have been achieved without the combined efforts of our team members and key leadership,” said John Fromhold, chief executive officer at Mountainside Medical Center. “Obtaining these accreditations reinforces our commitment to provide quality services while maintaining a consistent approach to patient care.”
Disease Specific Certification improves the overall quality and function of the program by reducing discrepancies in patient care; promoting organized clinical teams; supporting objective assessments and improvement opportunities; and demonstrating to the surrounding community the highest level of commitment to quality care.
According to The Joint Commission, the organization accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care establishments and programs in the United States and is nationally recognized in its commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
About Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center
Mountainside Medical Center has been serving Montclair and its surrounding New Jersey communities since 1891. The hospital provides patients immediate access to innovative and effective treatments at specialized centers within the hospital that focus on imaging, women’s health, cancer care, surgery, obesity, stroke and chronic kidney disease. Mountainside Medical Center is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the NJ State Department
To learn more about Mountainside Medical Center visit www.mountainsidehosp.com.
ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH
Hackensack Meridian is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children's hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.
The Network's notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For," one of the "20 Best Workplaces in Health Care" in the nation, and the number one "Best Place to Work for Women." Hackensack Meridian is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.
The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian include: academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children's hospitals – Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals – Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood.
For additional information, please visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org.