Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has been recognized for excellence with the Ardent Cup, the highest honor awarded by Ardent Health Services.

Ardent operates Mountainside Medical Center in partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health.

The hospital was selected from among other eligible hospitals and leaders within the Ardent system, which includes 30 hospitals and more than 200 sites of care, according to a Mountainside Medical Center press release.

The hospital was also honored with the Best Employee Loyalty Award, and Chief Executive Officer Tim O’Brien was named Ardent’s CEO of the Year.

“Even in the midst of the many challenges presented by COVID-19, our dedicated team members and medical staff have continued to put our patients and their families first by delivering high quality healthcare in a safe, comfortable environment,” O’Brien said in the release. “We are extremely proud to earn this recognition and grateful to our outstanding team members who made these awards possible.”