Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center

63%

Patients that would definitely recommend
7% lower than the national average


Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center is a medical facility located in Montclair, NJ. This hospital has been recognized for Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™.

Awards

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

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

1 rating was worse than expected

12 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • 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
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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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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63%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
6% lower than the national average

63%

Would definitely recommend
7% 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%75%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%82%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%43%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%55%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%71%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Mike O. May 18 2021

Review for Dr. Gigante

Dr. James Lopes was amazing. He is excellent at what he does - came highly recommended and praised by everyone I met. He is kind and compassionate and a good listener.

LB May 16 2021

Review for Dr. Lopes

And yet another procedure with Dr. Ratnathicam, my third. I have advanced vascular disease and a whole mess of medical issues but I am fortunate to have her as my doctor, she's the best.

Ron C, Newton NJ May 15 2021

Review for Dr. Ratnathicam

KENNETH J HIGGINS May 14 2021

Review for Dr. Palla

I can't say enough good about Dr. Palla. She has been my primary provider for many years now and has always been patient, kind and thorough. Although she is busy, she never makes me feel rushed and always takes the time to listen. She's the best!

Linda May 11 2021

Review for Dr. Palla

Location

Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center

1 Bay Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

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