Ocean University Medical Center Marks Renaming of the Medical Center with Official Ribbon Cutting

Hackensack Meridian Ocean University Medical Center celebrated the renaming of the medical center acknowledging its leading role as a teaching hospital, the first in Ocean County with a “University” designation. This announcement recognizes the medical center’s exceptional teaching programs and important contributions it has made to deliver high-quality compassionate care.

Serving southern Monmouth and northern Ocean counties, Hackensack Meridian Ocean University Medical Center is ranked High Performing by U.S. News & World Report 2020-21 in stroke, kidney failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and knee replacement.

As an advanced care hospital, Ocean University Medical Center offers the convenience and easy access of a community hospital, with the technological advances and expertise of a major medical center featuring expert care coordinated by a team of top specialists in emergency, cardiovascular, women’s health, cancer and orthopedic services.

Delivering on this promise, Ocean University Medical Center is home to an innovative medical surgical floor equipped with 36 private patient beds that integrates technology and design to transform the patient experience and empower patients to return to their lives as soon as possible.

This forward-thinking renovation project completed an $82 million expansion that includes the 44,300-square-foot, state-of-the-art Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Emergency Care Center and a new comprehensive Cancer Center. Ocean Medical Center officially became a premier community-based teaching hospital with the launch of its Graduate Medical Education program in 2018 that currently includes 90 residents in family medicine, psychiatry, internal medicine, transitional and pharmacy residency programs.

Ocean Medical Center has been named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Hospitals which distinction recognizes facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns, and their families. Ocean University Medical Center is also home to The Jersey Coast Vascular Institute (JCVI) offering the most comprehensive vascular programs in the state. Led by a team of seven board-certified, fellowship trained specialists, hundreds of complex procedures are performed annually including advanced minimally-invasive interventions such as Trans-cervical Carotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) and Fenestrated Endovascular Repair (FEVAR). With the completion of the $19.5M Heart & Vascular Center in fall 2022, Ocean Medical Center will become one of the nation’s most advanced interventional catheterization and vascular labs for heart and vascular diagnosis and treatment.

Certified by the Joint Commission as an accredited Orthopedic program, Ocean University Medical Center is a destination for orthopedic joint replacements where more than 1,000 joint replacements are done annually. Ocean is also certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke program and holds prestigious disease specific designations in joint replacement, stroke, palliative care, colon cancer surgery and sepsis.

Other key services include: brain lab neurological surgery, DaTscan and advanced imaging technology; da Vinci robotic surgery; general thoracic and vascular surgery; acute care of the elderly; and critical care services. Johnson Rehabilitation Institute at Ocean Medical Center, is a 40-acute bed rehabilitation offering comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services.

The medical center has achieved Magnet recognition, one of the highest and most prestigious distinctions a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care; has maintained an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade and been awarded Top Teaching Hospital by Leapfrog in 2019. In 2021, Ocean Medical Center received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for superior safety performance and has been named to America’s 50 best for vascular surgery excellence and has received five-star awards for carotid surgery, total knee replacement, stroke treatment, c-section delivery, esophageal-stomach surgery and treatment of pancreatitis.

Additional certifications and awards include: the 2021 NCDR Chest Pain-MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines continuous quality improvement awards for Heart Failure Gold Plus Award, Stroke Gold Plus and Stroke Honor Roll Elite Awards.

The medical center operates the state’s first satellite Emergency Care Center in Point Pleasant, the Ocean Care Center, and hospital-based programs at Jackson Health Village.

[Press Release]


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There are 1 Comments to "Ocean University Medical Center Marks Renaming of the Medical Center with Official Ribbon Cutting"

  • very satisfied says:

    I was just there for a test with my elderly father. Everyone was so nice, friendly and accommodating – from the scheduling department to the receptionists and technicians. Lots of luck!