Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center

52%

Patients that would definitely recommend

18% lower than the national average

Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center is a medical facility located in Edison, NJ. This hospital has been recognized for America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™, Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™, and more.

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2022)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™

Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022, 2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in bariatric (weight loss) surgery

Neurosciences Excellence Award™

Neurosciences Excellence Award™ (2022)

Superior clinical outcomes in stroke care and cranial neurosurgery

Stroke Care Excellence Award™

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical care of women during and after childbirth

Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™

Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes during and after childbirth and in surgeries that treat diseases and conditions of the female reproductive system

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

3 ratings were worse than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

1 rating was better than expected

9 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Appendectomy

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Bariatric Surgery

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™

Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™

2022, 2021, 2020

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Pacemaker Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Respiratory Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Bowel Obstruction

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Pancreatitis

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gynecologic Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Hysterectomy

In Hospital

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™

Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™

2020, 2019

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

C-Section Delivery

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Vaginal Delivery

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™

Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™

2020, 2019

Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™

Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™

2020, 2019

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™

2022

Neurosciences Excellence Award™

Neurosciences Excellence Award™

2022

Stroke Care Excellence Award™

Stroke Care Excellence Award™

2021, 2020

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

As Expected

Hip Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Pneumonia

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Spinal Fusion

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

In Hospital

As Expected

Carotid Procedures

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Peripheral Vascular Bypass

In Hospital

As Expected

Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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54%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

15% lower than the national average

52%

Would definitely recommend

18% lower than the national average

Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%70%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%70%78%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%50%66%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%52%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%79%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%41%53%

Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%40%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%70%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr. Saaraswat is a WONDERFUL Internist. I have been coming to him for many years - at least six years. Thoughtful, gives great advice, and I love his staff - he is the best. My mom found him and now my sister and my son see him as well.

May 25 2022

Review for Dr. Saaraswat

Dr. Patel and his staff are friendly, helpful ,skill-full and efficient . Your appointment times are on time and they are always available to answer your questions and address your concerns. They offer many procedures and I highly recommend this practice.

D Conover May 24 2022

Review for Dr. Patel

The good: Friendly staff. Clean environment. No long wait times. Helpful doctor. The bad: They’re almost impossible to get ahold of. The phone either just rings or goes to the outgoing message and no option to leave a voicemail. Long waits for refills. No follow throughs.

K. Soccermom May 24 2022

Review for Dr. Carolan

Dr Patel has been amazing during all parts of my experience at the plastic surgery center. He has continually been attentive, supportive and I am very happy with my results.

LAS May 24 2022

Review for Dr. Patel

Great dr and staff knowledgeable and caring

CL May 23 2022

Review for Dr. Patel

Location

Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center

65 James St, Edison NJ 08820

CallDirections

(732) 201-3912

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Contact Us

65 James St

Edison, NJ 08820

Directions

(732) 201-3912