Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center

62%

Patients that would definitely recommend
8% lower than the national average

Awards

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in bariatric (weight loss) surgery

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

12 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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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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64%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
5% lower than the national average

62%

Would definitely recommend
8% lower than the national average

Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside 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%77%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%73%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%55%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%81%84%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%52%66%

Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%49%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%68%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

RIP Dr. G, You were More than a Doctor. A friend. Covid-19 took my Doctor. : (

Jimmy C Bucci Jun 03 2020

Review for Dr. Giuliano

One of the most gracious and incredible physicians I have ever had the honor of being patient to. Knowledgeable and professional provider.

Kim Ramsey Jun 01 2020

Review for Dr. Mahdi

Dr K is very understanding. He answers all questions and I never feel rushed. He is a very caring person and an excellent physician.

Rosemarie Izzi May 31 2020

Review for Dr. Knezevic

Had a telemedicine Appt with Dr.Shah for a nail infection. She was very thorough in asking questions to understand the issue and prescribed the right meds that Quickly treated the infection. Would definitely recommend her to other friends and family.

May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Shah

Very thorough and informative. Answered all my questions in detail

Layla T May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Gould

Waqas May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Shaker

Jennifer is very professional. Not fake or phony, it was genuine. There to help.

May 29 2020

Review for Jennifer Abitabilo

My visit went pretty good. No complaints.

May 29 2020

Review for Jennifer Abitabilo

My visit was great overall. Jennifer covered everything thoroughly and she followed up with me. She was very knowledgeable and professional under the circumstances under the Zoom call.

May 29 2020

Review for Jennifer Abitabilo

This doctor was amazing. Everyone from start to finish was so nice. And, my treatment worked,...after going to several doctors...he got it right. I highly recommend!!!

May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Joseph

Was a video visit. Handled perfectly for such odd circumstances. He was patient, proactive and informative.

Dennis Madej May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Molinaro

Great doctor and great staff!! Always know how to treat there patients right. Highly recommended!!!

McKinley Robinson Jr May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Sapadin

Dr Sherry is a very knowkedgeable doctor, the first of three endocrinologists to accurately diagnose my illness. When we have discussed all my health issues, he has had a balanced approach and understands how other issues relate to his specialty.

May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Sherry

I was impressed. Jennifer was very thorough and she covered details.

May 28 2020

Review for Jennifer Abitabilo

Jennifer did a great job, she is a great person. She easy to talk to and is interested in what you have to say and she cares about what she does. I first met her in the hospital.

May 28 2020

Review for Jennifer Abitabilo

Jennifer was kind and seemed caring. She was very knowledgeable. I am very thankful to speak with her. I am looking forward to doing a follow up appointment as well.

May 28 2020

Review for Jennifer Abitabilo

Jennifer was exemplary in every way.

May 28 2020

Review for Jennifer Abitabilo

She was really easy to talk to. Answered all my questions. We had a good conversation.

May 28 2020

Review for Jennifer Abitabilo

I was seen in a timely fashion. She answered my questions. She is knowledgeable in whatever I asked her.

May 28 2020

Review for Jennifer Abitabilo

May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Cione

Jennifer helped me a lot. She was very good.

May 28 2020

Review for Jennifer Abitabilo

J. Martin Bailey May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Rastogi

These doctors have a well oiled machine. Great team and spirit.

Joseph Prieres May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Gould

I would have gone blind no doubt without Dr. Gould. I live in PA and still travel to NJ to see him. I will never see another eye Doctor!!!!!

Charisse Fenn May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Gould

My visits are always GREAT with Dr Palla.she’s Extremely Knowledgeable and a Warm and Caring Person and Doctor who Loves her Patients. She is a Extraordinary Person and a Great Doctor.

Christine Samuel May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Palla

Very pleasant person. very competent. very helpful and easy to talk to. Very valuable visit.

May 22 2020

Review for Jennifer Abitabilo

With her suggestions, my blood pressure is way better. She listened to me and made some changes to my medications which I think have helped me.

May 22 2020

Review for Jennifer Abitabilo

Extremely helpful and because the visit was done by computer, it was done fraught by anxiety. I really like this set up.

May 22 2020

Review for Jennifer Abitabilo

GrandmaX5 May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Molinaro

Relaxed, friendly, clean atmosphere. Very professional

S. Wormley May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Gould

Friendly office staff that helped set up my virtual first office visit easily. His office went over my information and medications and Dr. Molinaro followed up. Knowledgeable and friendly himself and went through my history and concerns without rushing our appointment.

Nancy May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Molinaro

T. Corrado May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Molinaro

From the office personnel especially Toni, the nurses and dr Molinaro all are top professionals with high standards at all times

Robert Fazio Sr May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Molinaro

It was a a tele visit and Dr. Rostogi contacted me. We discussed my overall health and he took time to review many things. He is excellent, compassionate and professional!

Richard M May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Rastogi

Dr.K is the best she listens to everything you say without interfering and then gives her professional opinion and recommendations

May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Kidangan

Dr. Miller and his staff are wonderful!! They are always there to answer any questions that you may have and he is very thorough. His bedside manner is impeccable!! I have been going here for over 15 years and I will not change until he retires!

Sheila Maurice May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Miller

Very professional and highly skilled. Always listens to patients questions. Clearly discusses treatment with patients. Very thorough. Friendly and makes patients feel comfortable, confident and relaxed.

Debra Riccio May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Gould

Would not see again. Was rushed out of the office. Had a surgery with him, he never came to discuss with my husband any information. I waited over two weeks for my post op to find out what was even found or happened.

Lily May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Diarbakerli

Lobe dr.Jain been going to her over 9 years delivered 3 of my babies and im expecting twins.

Taneesha May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Jain

Mona Collins May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Kidangan

Great doctor, takes very good care, even during the current pandemic! Very meticulous. Office is very accommodating.

Claire May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Jain

Messed up a treatment leaving me in the hospital. Has been refusing to treat me since. Currently seems to have disappeared and isn’t answering cvs.

May 14 2020

Review for Dr. El-Atat

TF May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Molinaro

Dr. Prakash is an excellent doctor. However, his staff is constantly rude, leave you on hold for 10 minutes or more, never make return phone calls and if your self pay you catch an attitude. I'm sorry Dr. Prakash I had to go elsewhere.

Romana Little May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Prakash

I recommend Dr Daniskas to anybody looking for a good pulmonologist. He's very professional, kind and easy to talk to. I felt like I already known him for a long time and that was my first time to meet him. Excellent doctor!!

marie batausa May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Daniskas

Dr. Rhim preformed surgery on my spine in December, 2019. Not only did he use a more modern approach that allows me to keep the mobility in my neck, his surgery completely rid me of horrible pain. He is a wonderful surgeon and I would highly recommend him and his staff.

antoinette monopoli May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Rhim

Dr. Gould is the best Opthamologist I have ever been to.

Donna F Queli May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Gould

Donna T. Goossen May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Kaptain

the visit was excellent, strongly recommended

Josue Rondau May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Beaubrun

May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Molinaro

Dr. Poulad saved my life! Amazing surgeon

May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Poulad

Very caring and thorough physician. I transferred all m family members to him.

May 06 2020

Review for Dr. El-Atat

Dr. Ziam was very lovely person, one of the best Dr we ever seen, he treated my husband with honest, faithfulness, we know he passed away and our family very very upset God only will compensate him for all his dedication and hard work

Gemiana Awad May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Zaim

May 06 2020

Review for Dr. El-Atat

Dr Assina is an excellent surgeon a wonderful person explained my situation very well and gave me his cell number on my first visit also returned my calls in minutes I had a cervical spine cord compression done with success and I’m back at work

AlfredoSaraiva May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Assina

Telemed call, first visit. She was thorough, had reviewed my chart was very personable. Discussed Patient care home visit, my need for Rx renewals and an order for mammogram. She took care of everything I needed immediately.

Joan Haynes May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Palla

Dr Gujja and her staff are. Wonderful. Dr. Gujja. Is always attentive and conservative in her approach. I high recommend her.

May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Gujja

Dr Molinaro is an excellent physician with an amazing staff.

Yvena Hypolite May 04 2020

Review for Dr. Molinaro

Dr. Gould was very attentive, easy to talk to, and gave me an excellent exam. He gave me some additional things to do to help my current problem.

May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Gould

Dr. Sharma is a rock star! She is empathetic professional and cares a great deal about patients. Right from the front desk to the exit, professional staff who remember your name and how they make you feel about your visit is exceptional. Thank you Core

May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Sharma

Dr. Molinaro is an excellent doctor. He is very professional, courteous and has an excellent bedside manner. Toni and Audrey are great also!

Judi C May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Molinaro

Tele Doc Visit concerning some minor health concerns. The office was terrific in setting me up with an appointment the next day and Dr. Rastogi was both concise and patient in explaining to me all my options.

Steve Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Rastogi

Telemedicine for COVID-19 As always Dr Ristogi was great, helpful.

Maria Helm Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Rastogi

Had emergency appendectomy in while in the hospital. Dr. Gohill was very professional and took the time to explain the procedure which made me comfortable. His office staff were also professional and responsive.

Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Gohil

Highly recommend! Dr. Allert took his time to explain everything to me. I went in with terrible shoulder pain and after treatment the pain is gone. The office is friendly, professional and kind. Definitely recommend Dr. Allert!

Jennifer Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Allert

Above and beyond ,a life saver. Enough said,thanks Doc!

Adrian Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Lapa

I really trust her . She makes me feel comfortable in telling my complaints and symptoms . Whenever l talk to her in the virtual visit , my fears , worries and negative thoughts about this Covid 19 becomes less. She is a competent and compassionate doctor. I love her.

Julie Gamino Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Gujja

Gosia Apr 25 2020

Review for Dr. Majid

Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Pierce

Bernice Clark-Bonnett Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Rotoli

Dr. Gupta is caring and conscientious. An excellent doctor.

Evelyn Hannon Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Gupta

Mary Ellen Gilgan, Sayreville, NJ Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Finkelstein

Dr. Kidangan is competent and caring. She understands and is there to make sure you have the care you need.

Paula Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Kidangan

Wow! Excellent Dr, spends whatever time it takes to correctly evaluate the problem and surrounding issues. Very knowledgeable and professional, goes into great detail so you understand, wish I knew her sooner.

Robert Kubichek Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Hullinger

Outstanding physician! He really cares about his patients. He is respectful and is a great listener. He is logical and measured in his recommendations and instills tremendous confidence. One thousand stars for Dr Molinaro!

Karen Young Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Molinaro

PAV Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Palla

He saw me right away, after being in a huge amount of pain. His staff is very friendly and caring. I would recommend him to anyone needing care. I was back to work in 3 days after a disk resplacement.

Michele H Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Drzala

VILLANI ROBERT Apr 21 2020

Review for Dr. Molinaro

Apr 21 2020

Review for Dr. Garcia-Marotta

I highly recommend Dr. Kidangan. She's been my PCP for four years and I kept her even after moving back to NYC because she's amazing. Great rapport, attention to detail, and support. Takes her time and does a thorough exam. And she's just genuinely nice!

Best PCP ever! Apr 20 2020

Review for Dr. Kidangan

Deborah Horn Apr 19 2020

Review for Dr. Allert

Dr. Giuliano is a very compassionate doctor who listens to every ailment or concern that is on your mind. My husband and I have been seeing him for years. His staff is congenial and helpful. Making an appointment is easy and the convenience of lab work that is done in his office is fantastic.

Apr 18 2020

Review for Dr. Giuliano

jill dejoseph Apr 18 2020

Review for Dr. Rotoli

Linda & Juan Apr 16 2020

Review for Dr. Molinaro

Overall a phenomenal, caring and professional doctor. Will continue to recommend her.

Alicia Apr 16 2020

Review for Dr. Kidangan

It. Was. Excellent. I. Love the way everyone. Was. Excellent

Ismael. Rodriguez Apr 15 2020

Review for Dr. Gould

Extremely helpful even via telephone great doctor

Apr 15 2020

Review for Dr. Molinaro

M. Ali Apr 13 2020

Review for Dr. Gujja

BWC Apr 11 2020

Review for Dr. Pierce

Steven Ribeiro Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Pierce

CMC, Warren, NJ Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Pierce

I know DR pierce since my injury he is very professional and helpful doctor I have been seen ever.He and his staff are very kind and helpful never give me hard time to reach the doctor or to schedule appointment. He did my surgery on knee he did a good job and take care of me . I highly recommend.

SHENOUDA Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Pierce

Dr. Palla saw me as a new patient. She was very attentive, and we covered all my concerns. An appropriate treatment plan and follow-up was determined. She is a very thorough, thoughtful doctor. The office staff is also friendly and helpful.

Laura T Apr 07 2020

Review for Dr. Palla

Dr. Palla is wonderful! She is very responsive, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to deal with. We are long time patients and highly recommend her. She has truly been a blessing during this Covid 19 crisis! Her staff is terrific, too! Thank you!

Apr 04 2020

Review for Dr. Palla

He is a murderer and he will end up in jail. Deserves a negative rating!

Abby Apr 01 2020

Review for Dr. Diarbakerli

Dr. Giuliano is extremely knowledgeable and answers all my questions.

Lisa Apr 01 2020

Review for Dr. Giuliano

Location

Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center

1 Bay Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042