Patient Stories

Triumph of the human spirit is a defining feature of Jersey City Medical Center. It’s what inspires greatness in the people we serve, and in the people who serve you. And it’s why so much of what we do is recognized—nationally, regionally and statewide—as among the best care you’ll find anywhere.

  • Emergency Services

  • Even though I currently live in Bayonne, I proudly call Jersey City Medical Center my hospital. Born at the Margaret Hague and raised in the city, the hospital is near and dear to me.

    Read Barbara's Story
  • Bill

    Complaining of chest pains, my wife insisted I go straight to the Emergency Department at Jersey City Medical Center. Tests revealed three of my coronary arteries were so badly blocked that I needed immediate bypass surgery.

    Read Bill's Story
  • Rob

    I closed my eyes and my heart stopped – for six minutes… Luckily, I was already at Jersey City Medical Center when my heart stopped. The hospital staff took immediate action and saved my life.

    Read Rob's Story
  • Never giving up

    Mahesh needed a miracle. When his kidneys failed. When his lungs collapsed. When his heart stopped. Because the closest hospital was also the best, he got something more: teamwork that refused to let him down.

    See more about: Emergency Care | Heart Care | Nephrology

    #1 for Heart Failure, Coronary Bypass and Stroke {2011}*
    The region’s state designated Level II Trauma Center

  • Perinatal Center

  • Within arm’s reach

    Keri embraced the most specialized care in pregnancy—and when Jackson was born six weeks early. Now he’s growing strong, and she holds the confidence for the most hopeful future.

    See more about: Perinatal Care Center | Women’s Health

    Region’s highest level of care for women and infants
    Rated #1 for High Risk Pregnancy {2010-2012}*

  • Orthopedic Institute

  • Emma

    “The surgeons and health care team at Jersey City Medical Center made me feel extremely comfortable. They were exceptionally accommodating and truly cared about all aspects of my care and pain management."

    Read Emma's Story
  • Stepping up

    Luis feared the pain had stopped him in his tracks for the last time. With the right diagnosis, and a new hip, he overcame the fear of surgery—and the fear he’d never hit the salsa floor again.

    See more about: Orthopedics / Hip and Knee Repair | Physical Therapy

    #1 for Hip and Knee Repair {2010-2012}*

  • Cardiac Care

  • Closer to heart

    For a lifetime, she’d seen the outside. Then Barbara came to JCMC for life-saving vascular care—and realized the excellence and compassion at work inside its doors.

    See more about: Vascular Surgery | Heart Care | Emergency Care

  • Trauma Center

  • I consider myself very lucky our regional Level II Trauma Center was here, close to home at Jersey City Medical Center when I needed it most. I cannot say enough about the highly skilled staff. Everyone took care of me exactly the right way at exactly the right time.
    Read Ricardo's Story

    See more about: Trauma Center

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