U.S. News & World Report recognizes CarePoint nursing homes in Bayonne, Hoboken

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U.S. News and World report has recognized the transitional care units at two CarePoint facilities, one in Bayonne and one in Hoboken, as the best nursing facilities for short-term rehab.

Hoboken University Medical Center. Photo via carepointhealth.org.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The transitional care units at Bayonne Medical Center and Hoboken University Medical Center both earned the designation of being named a U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home for 2018-2019 in recognition of the high-quality care they provide as short-stay facilities.

The Short-Stay Rehabilitation rating is new and unique for 2018-2019 and aims to provide patients with a clear understanding of the quality of care provided by nursing homes to short-stay patients in need of intensive rehabilitation or nursing services.

Both BMC Chief Hospital Executive Dr. Vijayant Singh and HUMC Chief Hospital Executive Ann Logan expressed their pride at their respective hospitals being recognized.

“Bayonne Medical Center TCU receiving this recognition is a true testament of the dedication and hard work of our entire staff, who provide comprehensive intensive care to our short-stay patients post-surgery, stroke, accident or illness,” Singh said in a joint statement.

“Having two Hudson County hospitals earn this distinction is an honor CarePoint Health continues to work had every day to provide a full spectrum of care for our entire community,” added Logan.

Nearly 13,000 nursing homes were evaluated for consideration to U.S. News’ 2018-2019 Best Nursing Homes rankings in either the Short-Stay Rehabilitation or Overall ratings.

“Every year we strive to improve upon the information we offer to caregivers making critical health care decisions for their loved ones,” stated Ben Harder, Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News.

“We understand that nurse staffing is among the most important predictors of nursing home quality. With our new methodology and Short-Stay Rehabilitation rating, we have taken several steps to ensure that nursing homes that consistently provide high quality care to residents are highlighted.”