Awards and Recognition

Quality of Care


JFK Medical Center is proud of our many awards and accolades recognizing the high quality of care we provide to our patients and the community.

Nationally Recognized for Excellence


JFK Medical Center continues to be among the nation’s top hospitals evaluated by Healthgrades for superior clinical care and surgical outcomes. Healthgrades rates hospital performance using objective quality measures using clinical outcomes, patient safety as well as patient experience.

Stroke Care | Bariatrics | Labor and Delivery | Obstetrics and Gynocology

Gold Plus Award for Improving Emergency Cardiac Care


American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award

For six consecutive years, JFK Medical Center’s emergency medical services has been recognized for its efforts to improve systems of care and to rapidly identify patients with suspected heart attacks, promptly notify the medical center, and trigger an early response from the awaiting hospital care team.

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence


JFK Medical Center is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR), considered the gold standard in medical imaging excellence.

Leader in Bariatric Surgery


JFK Medical Center’s JFK for Life program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons and is the only bariatric surgery provider in the area recognized for delivering the highest quality care by these leading insurance providers: Blue Cross, Aetna, Optum, and CIGNA.

  • Accredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Aetna Institutes of Quality Bariatric
  • Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades (2019-2021)
  • Blue Distinction Center Bariatric
  • Designated a Cigna Bariatric Center of Excellence
  • MBSQIP Accredited Bariatric Center

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities


CARF accreditation signals JFK Medical Center’s commitment to continually improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community.

Comprehensive Cancer Care


JFK Medical Center is one of only 30 percent of hospitals nationwide to be accredited by the Commission on Cancer as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program.

Advanced Cardiac Care


JFK Medical Center’s cardiac accreditations ensure each patient receives the highest level of medical and surgical procedures. JFK is also the only HeartCARE designated hospital in New Jersey.

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval®


Our Stroke and Neurovascular Center is designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. It was the first stroke center in the tri-state area to receive this designation. Earning the Gold Seal of Approval shows indicates a hospital’s dedication to improving health care quality and safety.

  • Advanced Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Certification — Wound Care
  • Certification — Sepsis

Nationally Recognized for Excellence in Women's Care


  • Among the top 5 percent of hospitals recognized for superior care of women during and after childbirth
  • Among the top 10 percent of hospitals recognized for superior surgical outcomes in gynecological care