New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney Near University Hospital, Newark
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University Hospital, Newark
University Hospital, the principal teaching hospital for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is located in the University Heights section of Newark. It is also a regional resource for specialized services and critical care. The hospital is a state-designated Level 1 Trauma Center, one of three in New Jersey.
The Hospital first opened in 1882 with the name Newark City Hospital. At the time, it had 25 beds. The facility was renamed in 1968 to Martland Hospital. As the hospital continued to grow, a new hospital was built in 1979, called College Hospital. In 1981 the name was changed again to University Hospital to recognize the state legislature awarding university status to the College. In 2013, the University Hospital became a standalone, independent medical center owned by the state.
The University Hospital is located at 150 Bergen St., Newark, New Jersey, about 2 miles from the offices of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm at 1 Gateway Center #2600, Newark, New Jersey. The Headquarters of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm is located on 3010 Route 10 West, Denville, New Jersey.
University Hospital Clinical Quality Safety Record with records provided by healthgrades.com:
- University Hospital has had three incidents of foreign objects left in the body during a surgery or procedure.
- Heart Attack: Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which a heart muscle is deprived of oxygen. University Hospital received a three star out of five star rating, an expected ranking, with an actual complication percentage of 6.73 based on 104 cases. The predicted rate of complications was 9.39 percent.
- Appendectomy: Appendectomy is a surgical removal of the appendix if inflamed or infected. The complication rating for this surgery was as expected, coming in at 6.8 percent compared to the expected complication rating of 7.49 percent. The hospital received three out of five stars in this niche. The percentages are based on 288 national and local cases.
- Sepsis: Sepsis is any serious infection that spreads through the bloodstream and results in potentially life-threatening inflammation throughout the body. The hospital’s mortality ranking was worse than expected, with a percentage of 21.15 percent, based on 364 cases. The predicted rate of mortality was 17.74 percent. The hospital received one star out of five in this area. Nationally, the actual mortality rate is 28.02 percent and the predicted mortality rate sits at 22.64 percent.
- Carotid surgery: Carotid surgery includes procedures to treat diseases/injuries in one or both carotid arteries in the neck. The actual complication rating in University Hospital is 48.39 percent with the predicted complication rate at 25.8 percent. The hospital received a one star rating, indicating results in this area are worse than expected. The national complication rate for this surgery is ranked at 11.64 percent with the predicted complications at 11.7 percent. The percentages are based on 172 cases, both local and national.
- Vaginal delivery: Vaginal delivery is the delivery of a baby through the vaginal canal. The complication rate at University Hospital is 7.72 percent as compared to the national average of 4.69 percent. The expected complication rate is at 6.54 percent with the national average being 4.69 percent. The percentages are based on 6,137 cases, both local and national. The hospital received a 1 star rating in this area, indicating the results were worse than expected.
University Hospital Reviews
Yelp: Users give University Hospital 1.5 out of 5
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