RIDGEWOOD, NJ – November 29, 2022 – The Valley Hospital is proud to announce that it is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care, according to new research released by Healthgrades. This achievement reflects The Valley Hospital’s outstanding clinical outcomes for Stroke Care and puts Valley in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide.
Valley has also once again received the Neuroscience Excellence Award and the Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award.
This is the 6th year in a row that Valley has received the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award and the Neuroscience Excellence Award (2018-2023), and this is the 7th year in a row that Valley has received the Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award (2017-2023).
“I am very proud that Valley has once again been recognized as a top hospital in the nation in these neurological specialties,” said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of Valley Health System. “These distinguished recognitions are reflective of Valley’s continued commitment to achieving optimal clinical outcomes and providing high-quality, compassionate care.”
Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals for specialty care. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between America’s 100 Hospitals for Stroke Care and hospitals that did not receive this distinction. From 2019-2021, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award have, on average, a 40.2% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
“We commend The Valley Hospital for their ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to patients being treated for stroke,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can feel confident that America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”
Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology here.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. Click here to view the complete 2023 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.