Holy Name Medical Center (pictured above) is one of only five hospitals in New Jersey and New York, and the only hospital in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Essex and Union Counties to achieve a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for overall quality.

It is the fourth rating period in a row the medical center secured its spot as the only top performing hospital in its five county region.

“This latest report designating Holy Name as one of the highest-quality providers in the state is a reflection of the strong emphasis we place on quality and safety,” said Michael Maron, president and CEO of Holy Name Medical Center.

“To go from four stars to five stars validates the efforts of our entire healthcare team. Less than five percent of the state’s hospitals achieved 5 stars. The patient experience is a priority to us and it shows.”

CMS rated 64 hospitals in the state across 57 quality measures in seven different categories, including mortality, patient experience, readmissions, safety of care, care effectiveness, care timeliness and efficient use of medical imaging.

Of those 64 hospitals, 22 improved by one star, 13 dropped by one star, 28 did not change at all, and only one hospital was rated for the first time.

Slightly more than one-third of all hospitals in the report received just 2 stars.

The federal agency created the hospital star ratings system to help patients make more informed decisions about their care and to compare how hospitals in their area are performing.

“The healthcare landscape continues to evolve and consumers are seeking greater transparency from providers,” said Adam Jarrett, MD, chief medical officer at Holy Name.

“This report is a signal to patients that quality and safety are an integral part of our culture and by setting the standard, we are giving our community what they deserve — access to the highest level of care.”

To view CMS star-ratings, visit

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