Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jul 18, 2012
Contact : Robert Cavanaugh, Public Affairs Manager  

‘U.S. News’ best hospital list picks Meridian Health

Meridian Health recognized for cancer, cardiology, neurosurgery and other specialties.   

Neptune, NJ - Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center, all members of Meridian Health, are included in the 2012-2013 Best Hospitals metro area rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

Meridian Health hospitals are recognized as high performers in gastroenterology, geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery, cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gynecology, nephrology, pulmonology, and urology in the U.S. Best Hospital rankings for the New York metropolitan area.

"We are extremely proud that U.S. News & World Report has continued to recognize Meridian in these rankings," said John K. Lloyd, FACHE, president of Meridian Health. "These rankings speak to the collaborative efforts of our physicians, nurses, and team members overall who are focused every day on consistently providing excellent care for our patients."

This year’s Best Hospitals, showcase more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties.

The rankings are available online at and will also be featured in the U.S. News Best Hospitals guidebook, which goes on sale in August.

About Meridian Health
Meridian Health ( is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and outpatient centers. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For", and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence, including the distinction of being the first health system in the country to receive Magnet designation for nursing.