HackensackUMC Mountainside Receives 2017 Clinical Quality Award for Bariatric Surgery from Healthgrades

Montclair, New Jersey (Nov. 18, 2016) – HackensackUMC Mountainside is pleased to announce it is the recipient of the Healthgrades 2017 Clinical Quality Award for Bariatric Surgery Excellence. Specialty Excellence Awards recognize hospitals for their superior clinical performance and patient outcomes based the ratings of one or more medical conditions or procedures in a specialty area.

“We are proud of our bariatric surgery program at Mountainside Hospital,” said John Fromhold, president and CEO. “Healthgrades is a great indicator and tool for patients to find top-performing, safety driven, highly-rated clinical hospitals across the country.”

Hospitals receiving awards represent the top 10% of the nation's full service hospitals and provide consistent high-quality care in specific care areas, such as cardiac, orthopedic, critical care and bariatrics.

Additionally, HackensackUMC Mountainside has received a 5-Star rating from Healthgrades for its Bariatric Surgery Clinical Quality.

These achievements are part of new findings and data released by Healthgrades and are featured in the Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. A 5-star rating indicates that a hospital's clinical outcomes are statistically and significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated. And a Specialty Excellence Award places the hospital in the top 10% in the nation as measured by volume-weighted performance according to this year's evaluation.

Founded in 2004, the HackensackUMC Mountainside Center for Advanced Bariatric Surgery has been awarded a Center of Excellence designation by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). By meeting rigorous criteria, we've proven that we are among the best bariatric weight loss surgery hospitals in the nation.


About HackensackUMC Mountainside
HackensackUMC Mountainside has been serving Montclair and its surrounding New Jersey communities since 1891. The hospital, part of the Hackensack Meridian Health Network, provides patients immediate access to innovative and effective treatment alternatives at specialized centers within the hospital that focus on imaging, women’s health, cancer care, surgery, obesity, stroke and chronic kidney disease. HackensackUMC Mountainside is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the NJ State Department of Health and Senior Services and is one of only a few community hospitals licensed by the State to perform emergency cardiac angioplasty. To learn more about HackensackUMC Mountainside visit www.mountainsidehosp.com.



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