Saint Clare's Hospitals Rank High in Ninth Annual State Report on Hospital
Saint Clare’s Hospitals Ranked Highest in Morris County in All Categories
MORRIS & SUSSEX COUNTIES, NJ – June 28, 2013 – Saint Clare’s Hospitals in Denville and Dover, the acute care hospitals
of Saint Clare’s Health System, ranked among the top hospitals in
the state for the treatment of heart attack, pneumonia, heart failure
and surgical care improvement in the State’s ninth annual Hospital
Performance Report released today, June 28, by the New Jersey Department
of Health and Senior Services.
Saint Clare’s Hospitals ranked highest in Morris County in all categories
for heart attack, pneumonia, heart failure and surgical care improvement.
“We are extremely proud of the work done by our physicians, nurses
and the entire staff throughout Saint Clare’s Health System,”
said Leslie D. Hirsch, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Saint Clare’s Health System. “This report is a validation
of our efforts at our acute care hospitals in Denville and Dover to provide
high-quality healthcare for the people in our community, as well as our
ongoing commitment to continuous quality improvement.”
For heart attack treatment, Saint Clare’s Hospital in Denville achieved
a score of 99 percent, and Saint Clare’s Hospital in Dover scored
98 percent. Saint Clare’s Hospitals in Denville and Dover each scored
99 percent for treatment of patients with pneumonia, as well as surgical
care improvement. For rankings of treatment of heart failure at Saint
Clare’s, the hospital in Dover scored at 99 percent and Denville
scored at 98 percent.
The report also recognized the overall scores for Saint Clare’s
Hospital in Sussex, which transitioned to Saint Clare’s Health Center
at Sussex in late 2012. The Sussex campus also achieved high scores in
heart attack (100 percent), pneumonia (100 percent), surgical care improvement
(100 percent) and heart failure (97 percent).
The Hospital Performance Report, prepared from data by the New Jersey
Department of Health and Senior Services, ranks New Jersey hospitals on
how well each performs in adhering to industry standards in treating pneumonia,
heart attacks, heart failure and surgical care improvement. The report
describes hospital performance in three key areas – healthcare-associated
infections, patient safety, and recommended care for specific health conditions.
The report is publicly available on the Department of Health and Senior
Services site at
About Saint Clare’s Health System
Saint Clare’s Health System (www.saintclares.org), which has served
the healthcare needs of northwestern New Jersey residents since 1895,
is the region’s premier provider of community-based healthcare and
behavioral health services. Saint Clare’s operates hospitals in
Boonton Township, Denville, and Dover, and other facilities located throughout
Morris and Sussex counties.
Saint Clare’s is part of Catholic Health Initiatives, which is a
national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colo.
The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 80 hospitals;
40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community
health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home
health agencies. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million
in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor,
free clinics, education and research. With total annual revenues of more
than $10.7 billion and approximately 86,000 employees, CHI ranks as the
nation’s second-largest faith-based health system