Last week, Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC) reported zero cases of COVID-19 for the first time since the pandemic started.
At the peak of the outbreak in New Jersey in April, HUMC cared for 124 COVID-19 positive inpatients in one day, and reportedly treated more than 100 inpatients daily that month.
“This extraordinary milestone is due to the remarkable commitment and incredible sacrifices our nurses, physicians and staff made to provide the best possible care for COVID positive patients and other members of our community requiring acute care in recent months.” said Chief Hospital Executive Ann Logan. “Our front-line workers have done, and continue to perform, amazing work under unprecedented circumstances.”
Dr. Achintya Moulick, CEO of CarePoint Health, added, “This achievement is a testament to the incredible staff at Hoboken to best manage this unprecedented time. We plan on taking additional steps in the near future to further protect patients and staff from coronavirus, and reassure our community to feel comfortable to seek necessary care and treatment for other purposes.”
Hoboken has had a total of 646 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and a total of 29 known fatalities.
Roughly 376 residents have fully recovered from the virus, and residents under 40 years of age make up roughly 51 percent of all of the known, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hoboken.
Seven residents under 16 years of age have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
HUMC has been recognized as the #1 hospital in New Jersey, according to a newly released composite from the Lown Institute, a Brookline, Mass.-based think tank.
The new rankings measured the quality of care hospitals provide and how they serve and support their communities.
The Lown Institute based its ranking on metrics such as patient outcomes, value of care, civic leadership, and pay equity.