In evaluating nearly 100 hospitals in New Jersey, U.S. News & World Report has identified what it considers the top 15 facilities in the Garden State, several of which rank nationally in a variety of specializations.

Morristown Medical Center came in first overall, with scores for seven of the 14 other hospitals tying them in sixth place, and two more tying for 13th.

Some of the hospitals also cracked the rankings of the greater New York and Philadelphia regions.

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Hackensack Meridian Health Sanzari and Hovnanian Children's Hospitals ranked No. 1 among New Jersey children's hospitals, coming in 34th in the United States for pediatric nephrology (kidney diagnosis and treatment).

These are New Jersey's top hospitals overall, plus how U.S. News & World Report stacked them up against others in their particular region, and across the country.

1. Morristown Medical Center, Morristown

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9th in New York region

Nationally:

  • 23rd in orthopedics
  • 28th in obstetrics and gynecology
  • 46th in cardiology and heart surgery

2. Hackensack University Medical Center at Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack

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10th in New York region

Nationally:

  • 31st in urology
  • 42nd in neurology and neurosurgery
  • 43rd in cardiology and heart surgery
  • 43rd in orthopedics

3. Valley Hospital, Ridgewood

16th in New York region

4. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick
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20th in New York region

5. Overlook Medical Center, Summit

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22nd in New York region

6 (tie). AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City

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AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City. (Google Maps)
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6 (tie). Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston

24th in New York region (tie)

6 (tie). Cooper University Health Care—Camden, Camden

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12th in Philadelphia region (tie)

6 (tie). Englewood Hospital, Englewood

24th in New York region (tie)

6 (tie). Jersey Shore University Medical Center at Hackensack Meridian Health, Neptune

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24th in New York region (tie)

Part of Hackensack Meridian Health Sanzari and Hovnanian Children's Hospitals ranking of No. 1 children's hospital in New Jersey

6 (tie). Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, Plainsboro

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24th in New York region (tie)

6. Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Voorhees

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12th in Philadelphia region (tie)

13 (tie). Jefferson Health—Stratford, Cherry Hill and Washington Township, Stratford

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15th in Philadelphia region

13 (tie). Ocean University Medical Center at Hackensack Meridian Health, Brick Township

29th in New York region

15. Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Camden

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16th in Philadelphia region

Patrick Lavery is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at patrick.lavery@townsquaremedia.com

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