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Please direct questions, comments, and completed application to the Communicable Disease Service via email at or call us at 609-826-5964.

The Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program is an initiative of the Communicable Disease Service (CDS).

Learn more about CDS.

Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program

In 2019, the New Jersey Department of Health launched the NJ Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program to:

  • Acknowledge our top performers and encourage developing stewardship programs
  • Improve visibility of ASPs within their organizations
  • Encourage new leaders and find unique initiatives
  • Sustain current emphasis on stewardship in NJ

The three application types are:

  1. Acute care hospitals
  2. Post-acute care facilities (e.g., long-term acute care, skilled nursing, long-term care, rehabilitation)
  3. Outpatient facilities (e.g., physician’s offices, ambulatory surgery, urgent care, hemodialysis)

Applicants from acute care hospitals and post-acute care facilities will be recognized as Gold, Silver, or Bronze awardees, based on the difficulty of ASP interventions. Outpatient healthcare facilities will be recognized with a general award during the 2019 program, though tiered outpatient awards are under development for future program years.

For more information, view the 5/14/19 webinar: Unveiling our New Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program!


2019 Acute Care Awardees




CarePoint Health Bayonne Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

Chilton Medical Center, Atlantic Health System

Deborah Heart and Lung Center

Cape Regional Medical Center

Cooper University Hospital 

Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center

Capital Health - Regional Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center

Holy Name Medical Center

Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell

Inspira Medical Center Elmer

Hunterdon Medical Center


Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Christian Health Care Center: Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Hospital

Inspira Medical Center Vineland

Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center

Clara Maass Medical Center

Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital

RWJBH - Community Medical Center East Orange General Hospital

Jefferson Stratford Hospital

Saint Clare's Health - Denville Hospital

Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital

Saint Clare's Health - Dover Hospital Jersey City Medical Center

Monmouth Medical Center

Saint Michael's Medical Center Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health System

Salem Medical Center Riverview Medical Center

Ocean Medical Center

  Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Overlook Medical Center, Atlantic Health System

  St. Luke's University Health Network - Warren Campus

Saint Mary's General Hospital

  University Hospital

Saint Peter's University Hospital


Southern Ocean Medical Center, Hackensack Meridian Health


St. Joseph's University Medical Center


St. Joseph's Wayne Medical Center


Virtua Health - Marlton


Virtua Health - Memorial


Virtua Health - Voorhees

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2019 Post-Acute Care Awardees




Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, Long Term Care Division

Broadway House for Continuing Care

Allendale Nursing Home


Christian Health Care Center: Long Term Care Services

Aristacare at Delaire


Elmora Hills Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center

CareOne at Cresskill


Encompass Health Vineland

CareOne at Teaneck


The Villa at Florham Park

Merry Heart Health Care Center


Virtua Health & Rehabilitation Center at Berlin

New Jersey Firemen's Home


Virtua Health & Rehabilitation Center at Mt. Holly

Parker at Somerset


Preakness Healthcare Center


Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

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2019 Outpatient Awardees


 Shore Surgical Pavilion

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Resources & Applications

Recognition Program Overview

Acute Care Hospitals 2019 Application

Post-acute Care Facilities 2019 Application

Outpatient Facilities 2019 Application


**The New Jersey Department of Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program acknowledges health care facilities and physician practices who demonstrate, through written documentation, that they have met or exceeded the minimum expectations for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Core Elements of Antimicrobial Stewardship. This recognition is based solely on satisfaction of CDC criteria and does not otherwise constitute an endorsement of any health care facility or physician practice by the New Jersey Department of Health.

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Last Reviewed: 12/9/2019