Capital Health Wins NJBIZ' Hospital of the Year Award

June 21, 2011

Trenton, NJ - Capital Health today was recognized as Hospital of Year during NJBIZ’ annual Healthcare Heroes award program. Capital Health was selected from finalists around the state which included Jersey City Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, South Jersey Healthcare, and The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital.

“Our organization is built around the people who work here, or as we call them, our Minds Advancing Medicine,” said Al Maghazehe, president and CEO of Capital Health. “It is truly an honor and a privilege to accept this award on behalf of our medical staff and the more than 3,600 employees at Capital Health. It’s because of their hard work and dedication that we’ve achieved this recognition. This award clearly shows that we’re staking our claim as a statewide leader in advanced medicine.”

Two years ago, Capital Health was a finalist in the Hospital of the Year category.

The Healthcare Heroes awards program recognizes excellence and innovation and honors individuals and organizations making a significant impact on the quality of healthcare in New Jersey. Finalists were selected in eleven categories: Corporate Achievement, Education Hero-Individual, Education Hero-Organization, Hospital of the Year, Innovation Hero-Individual, Innovation Hero-Organization, Nurse of the Year, Nursing Home/Assisted Living Facility of the Year, Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Center of the Year, Physician of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

It’s been over 10 years since Helene Fuld Medical Center and Mercer Medical Center merged to become the Fuld and Mercer campuses of Capital Health System. Since then, the hospital system rebranded as Capital Health and changed the name of its Fuld Campus to Capital Health Regional Medical Center to reflect the regional nature of Capital Health’s growing presence in the healthcare community.

On October 31, 2008, Capital Health broke ground on a new $530 million, state-of-the-art hospital in Hopewell Township. Capital Health has also invested nearly $100 million in upgrades at its Regional Medical Center in Trenton in the last 6 years.

Capital Health is now poised to celebrate the grand opening this fall of Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell, a new state-of-the-art hospital that incorporates patient-friendly design with unique, environmentally conscious features. Prior to the new hospital opening, Capital Health will also complete the extensive ongoing renovations at its Regional Medical Center.

Finalists and winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges including: Donald J. Cinotti, MD, Medical Society of NJ; David Knowlton, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute and D.N. Lombardi, Ph.D., USMC®.

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