This new partnership between Pricecare.com and Raritan Bay Medical Center is expected to provide Raritan Bay Medical Center and its physicians with the ability to post various medical procedures, the responsible physician, and the all-encompassing price for each procedure. And because Pricecare.com is web-based, Raritan Bay Medical Center will be able to promote these procedures to out of state and international patients. Residents in central New Jersey and beyond will have access to affordable, high quality healthcare. “Raritan Bay Medical Center is always seeking new ways to leverage technology to help improve the health status of the community,” said Raritan Bay Medical Center President and CEO Michael R. D’Agnes. “We are excited about partnering with Pricecare.com as it will help build awareness of our highly talented medical experts among an even much larger audience, in and out of state, and provide them with the information they need to make informed decisions about their healthcare,”
Pricecare is a new frontier on the landscape of the American healthcare system allowing hospitals and medical service providers to promote services based on quality indicators and price. Pricecare.com is the only true marketplace available in the United States. Price transparency and quality indicators are essential information that the healthcare consumer should have to make a credible decision about where they spend their healthcare dollars and Pricecare.com delivers that information and makes the connection between the patient and provider.
Raritan Bay Medical Center, a leading New Jersey hospital with locations in Perth Amboy and Old Bridge, is committed to providing excellence in service and quality healthcare to residents of Central Jersey. For more information, please visit: http://www.rbmc.org
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About Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC)
A New Jersey state-designated primary stroke center, RBMC is a recipient of the American Stroke Association Get with the GuidelinesSM - Stroke Silver Performance Achievement Award, recognizing the medical center’s success in implementing a high standard of stroke care and the American Heart Association Get with the GuidelinesSM – Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Award, recognizing the optimal care of heart failure patients.
RBMC, with locations in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, is also one of less than two percent of hospitals nationally to achieve re-designation as a Magnet Hospital, recognizing nursing excellence, and is a three time recipient of the New Jersey Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield patient care quality award.
Licensed for 501 beds with a medical staff of more than 500, RBMC provides medical-surgical, maternity, pediatric, diagnostic imaging, laboratory and general and critical care, as well as adult behavioral health, emergency and interventional cardiac and same day surgery services. A leader in cardiovascular care, RBMC is one of only ten New Jersey hospitals chosen to participate in a national Johns Hopkins University Medical Center demonstration project studying the benefits of providing elective angioplasty in hospitals without onsite cardiac surgery.
The hospital’s Human Motion Institute is devoted to providing superior outcomes and patient satisfaction in all areas of musculoskeletal treatment, and its new Institute for Weight Loss at Old Bridge provides individualized medical and surgical weight loss options. RBMC has several other specialty services including the Center for Wound Healing, Center for Sleep Medicine, Center for Women and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy programs. RBMC’s Medical Pavilion at Woodbridge provides urgent care services without an appointment 365 days a year, an obstetrics and gynecology physician practice and outpatient physical therapy services.
The medical center is a major clinical affiliate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Health Network. For more information about services, visit http://www.rbmc.org/
High-Quality Designations Overview
• National Magnet Designation (2004 and 2009) recognizing nursing excellence
• Silver Get with the GuidelinesSM award for stroke care and
• Gold Get with the GuidelinesSM award for treating heart failure from the American Heart Association
• HealthGradesTM has ranked RBMC among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation in the treatment of pneumonia
• RBMC is a New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services designated Primary Stroke Center, recognizing optimal emergency treatment of stroke patients
• Achieved highest scores in Middlesex County for Pneumonia, Heart Failure and Surgical Care, second highest in Heart Attack treatment in the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services’ 2010 Hospital Performance Report – Recommended Care/Process of Care measures section.