University Hospital

Award-Winning Care

University Hospital is the first hospital in New Jersey certified by The Joint Commission for Advanced Heart Failure Care. First certified in 2010, University Hospital has been recertified three times with a Certificate of Distinction every two years, most recently in 2017. In addition, the American Heart Association (AHA), in its hospital-based quality improvement Get With the Guidelines® (GWTG)-Heart Failure program, has awarded University Hospital “Gold Plus” and “Target: Heart FailureSM Honor Roll” recognition for Heart Failure.

The Joint CommissionJoint Commision gold seal

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission (TJC) accredits and certifies over 22,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as the gold seal of approval for a hospital's commitment to patient safety and quality care. In addition to certification for Advanced Heart Failure Care, University Hospital overall is accredited by TJC.

Joint Commision gold seal

View University Hospital's Joint Commission "Quality Check" report here.
Source: GWTG Patient Management ToolTM (PMT) University Hospital data.

American Heart Association

The AHA on a yearly basis recognizes GWTG–Heart Failure participating hospitals that demonstrate a high commitment to following nationally recognized, research-based guidelines for treating heart failure patients, for improving patient outcomes.


In its most recent review (2018), the AHA awarded University Hospital Gold Plus1 and Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll2 recognition.

Joint Commision gold seal

  1. "These hospitals are recognized for two or more consecutive calendar years of 85% or higher adherence on all achievement measures applicable and 75% or higher adherence with additional select quality measures in heart failure."
  2. "These hospitals are recognized for 50% or higher adherence to all relevant Target: Heart Failure measures during the same time frame as the hospital's current Bronze, Silver or Gold GWTG-Heart Failure recognition status."