Kennedy Named One of Country’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Best Hospitals List 2014

Kennedy University Hospital – with locations in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township, NJ -- has been named to the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list, which was released to the public on Tuesday, July 15th. Kennedy is included on three of the report’s 2014-2015 regional lists for Best Hospitals in the Country:

  • South Jersey Region – placing 3rd and singled out for high-performing specialties in diabetes and endocrinology and geriatrics;
  • Philadelphia Metro Region – where Kennedy, in 14th place, is the top ranking South Jersey hospital to be included on the list.
  • New Jersey state list – placing in the Top 20 out of about 100 hospitals in the state that were ranked.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings were intended to help patients with life-threatening or rare conditions identify hospitals that excel in treating the most difficult cases.  Hospitals are ranked nationally in 16 specialties, including cancer, orthopedics, and neurology & neurosurgery.  Rankings are based on four “weighted” criteria:  outcomes, structure, process and patient safety as well as other criteria gleaned from a physician survey (the above four criteria areas, as well as “reputation”).

“Kennedy University Hospital is honored to be included on the US News & World Report ‘Best Hospitals’ lists in three regions -- the Philadelphia Metro region, Southern New Jersey, and the entire state of New Jersey,” said Kennedy President & CEO Joseph W. Devine.  “Kennedy is committed to continuously providing top-quality care, while ensuring the safety of all our patients.  To be included on three of these prestigious lists is especially gratifying, and a reflection of our commitment to the communities we serve.”

The entire Best Hospitals list can be accessed at: http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals

Earlier this year, Kennedy was named one of Philly.com Top Workplaces, the only healthcare system in the region to be included in the listing (under the sector of “Hospitals” for Large Employers