Holy Name Medical Center, a 361-bed hospital in Teaneck, New Jersey, is the only institution in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, and Essex counties to receive four stars in the latest federal rankings for overall quality of care.

The federal agency that oversees Medicare has given Holy Name Medical Center the highest rating for quality of care in northeast New Jersey.

Holy Name Receives Four Stars for Overall Quality

In the latest annual hospital rankings, released July 27 on Medicare.gov, Holy Name received four stars for overall quality. It was the only hospital in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, and Essex counties to be awarded four stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

The four-star rating is a summary of more than 60 measures of quality collected by the CMS from hospital records and interviews with patients, including the frequency of infections after surgery, the wait time in the emergency department, the number of patients that develop complications after surgery, and how often patients are readmitted to the hospital after a heart attack.

The CMS rated 64 hospitals across New Jersey. Statewide, just eight hospitals received four stars. Holy Name is the only four-star hospital in the northeast corner of the state. The closest four-star facility in New Jersey to Holy Name, Morristown Medical Center, is nearly 30 miles away.

Holy Name Known for Excellence

Known for excellence in an array of specialties, patients travel to Holy Name from throughout the New York metropolitan area for a wide variety of specialty care, including gynecologic and urologic cancer, multiple sclerosis, and treatment for unrelating migraines.

Holy Name Provides Culturally-Sensitive Care

Holy Name has also become a national model for providing culturally-sensitive care to people from different ethnic backgrounds. The hospital has an award-winning Asian Health Services program that offers treatment and services to Korean, Chinese, and other Asian patients in their native languages. Another Holy Name program, Familia y Salud, focuses on serving North Jersey’s Hispanic community. Nearly 70 Holy Name physicians are fluent in Spanish.

Holy Name Committed to High-Quality, Affordable Health Care

“Holy Name remains committed to providing patients with high-quality, affordable health care in a transparent, cost-effective manner,” said Michael Maron, Holy Name’s president and CEO. “These rankings will provide consumers with important metrics on quality, safety, and cost, allowing them to make more educated decisions.”

Nationwide, the CMS graded 4,599 hospitals. Only 2.2 percent of hospital