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223 N. Van Dien Avenue
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Award-Winning Care

 

Valley Health System is one of the most honored healthcare organizations in New Jersey. Below is a list of our many awards and distinctions:

U.S. News 2016The Valley Hospital has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the region, ranking as the fifth best hospital in New Jersey and the 14th best hospital in the New York metropolitan area for 2016-2017, according to U.S. News & World Report. In addition, Valley achieved the highest possible rating – high performing – in all nine common procedures and conditions that are rated by U.S. News & World Report: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery.

Becker's 100 Great Oncology ProgramsFor the eighth time, The Valley Hospital has received an 'A' grade in the Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score. Valley was one of 798 hospitals to receive an A, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.

A Grade For Hospital Safety Score by LeapfrogFor the eighth time, The Valley Hospital has received an 'A' grade in the Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score. Valley was one of 798 hospitals to receive an A, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.

Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery 2016The Valley Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America's 50 Best hospitals for Vascular Surgery.

Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery 2016For the third consecutive year, The Valley Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery its 2016 Report to the Nation.

Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery 2016For the second consecutive year, The Valley Hospital has achieved the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award™. This designation places Valley among Healthgrades top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for excellent performance. Valley is the only hospital in Bergen County to receive this designation.

HG gynecologic surgery excellence 2016The Valley Hospital has been recognized with the Healthgrades 2016 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™.  This designation places  Valley is among Healthgrades top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for outstanding performance in  gynecologic surgery.          

HG gynecologic surgery excellence 2016For the third year in a row, The Valley Hospital has been recognized with the the Healthgrades 2016 Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award.

hg2015patientexperienceFor the sixth time, The Valley Hospital has been recognized with the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. This distinction places Valley among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for patient experience. For more information, please click here.

2015 cancer accred resized XSThe Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has once again awarded a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation Gold Level to the Cancer Program at The Valley Hospital.  Accreditation by the Commission on Cancer is only given to facilities that voluntarily commit to providing the highest level of quality of cancer care through a patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach. 

coc2015The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has awarded The Valley Hospital’s cancer program with the prestigious 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award. Established in 2004, the CoC Outstanding Achievement Award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients and demonstrate a commendation level of compliance with seven standards during their accreditation survey cycle. Valley was the only hospital in northern New Jersey and one of only two in the state to receive this recognition in 2015.  

Three Star Rating from Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has once again recognized The Valley Heart and Vascular Institute’s cardiac surgery program with a three-star rating – its highest designation of quality and clinical excellence.   Valley’s current STS designation of three-star ratings in all three categories (coronary artery bypass surgery, aortic valve replacement surgery, and performing a combination of the two procedures), is an extremely rare distinction that puts Valley in the top 1.2 percent of hospitals nationwide.

10 Gold Seals of Approval from The Joint Commission

Valley has earned an impressive 13 Disease-Specific Certifications from The Joint Commission.  Valley holds these distinctions, also known as Gold Seals of Approval, in the following clinical areas: perinatal care, acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, total hip replacement, total knee replacement, stroke, breast cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, and uterine-ovarian cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. No hospital in the nation has more Gold Seals of Approval in cancer care than Valley.

Joint Commission Top Performer 2014 logoIn 2016, The Valley Hospital has been named a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America,  for exemplary clinical performance in the following areas: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, stroke, and perinatal care.  This is the third consecutive year that Valley has been recognized as a Top Performer in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.

The Valley Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery. This is the third consecutive year that Valley’s cardiac surgery program has been recognized with this distinction. To see all of Valley's 2014 Healthgrades distinctions, click here.

HG maternity 2014The Valley Hospital has been recognized with the Maternity Care Excellence Award for providing outstanding performance in healthcare services for women, as measured by Healthgrades, an online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.  Valley also received five-star ratings from Healthgrades and is ranked among the top 10 percent in the nation for Maternity Care. To see all of Valley's 2014 Healthgrades distinctions, click here.

2014 hg excellence

For 2014, Valley has earned Excellence Awards for Cardiac Surgery, Joint Replacement, and Orthopedic Surgery from Healthgrades. To see all of Valley's 2014 Healthgrades distinctions, click here.

CEO Cancer

Valley Health System has been awarded the CEO Cancer Gold Standard by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer.  This distinction recognizes healthcare organizations whose work to fight cancer among its employees  is exemplary in five areas: use of tobacco; nutrition; physical activity; prevention, screening and early detection; and access to quality treatment and clinical trials.

Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care NursesValley’s Coronary Care, Cardiac Surgery, and Intermediate Care units received the Gold-Level Beacon Award, the Beacon Award’s highest distinction, and the Intensive Care Unit received the Silver-Level Beacon Award, the second highest distinction, in 2016. This is the fourth time that Valley’s critical care units have received this prestigious three-year designation. Valley has more critical care units with Gold-Level Beacons than any hospital in the state of New Jersey.

Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Valley is a three-time recipient of the prestigious Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  Valley is among only 6 percent of hospitals nationwide to receive Magnet designation, the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice.

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology Valley's Breast Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, one of only two hospital-based breast imaging centers in Bergen County to receive the designation.

National accreditation program for breast centers.

Valley's Breast Center has been granted a full three-year accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.


QRCR 2016.The Valley Hospital has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) for the fourteenth year in a row from the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC), an organization that aims to help patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of respiratory care services available in hospitals. Valley is one of about 700 hospitals or approximately 15 percent of hospitals nationwide that have applied for and received this award.


MBSAQIP 2016.The Valley Hospital’s weight-loss (bariatric) surgery program has received Full Accreditation as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). To earn the three-year accreditation, Valley had to meet specific standards outlined by the MBSAQIP, including providing bariatric surgical patients with a multidisciplinary program to improve patient outcomes and long-term success.


AAHRPP 2016.Valley Health System has been awarded accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP), making Valley the first and only healthcare organization in New Jersey to receive this distinction. As the “gold seal” for human subject protection, this AAHRPP accreditation places Valley Health System among the most respected research organizations in the world, and helps cultivate further public confidence in human research conducted at Valley.

WCABS2016The Valley Hospital has received the 2016 Women's Choice Award® as one of America's Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery, recognizing Valley’s commitment to delivering exceptional patient care and treatment to women who undergo bariatric surgery procedures.  Valley is among more than 300 hospitals that have met the highest standards set by The American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.  

WCACC2016 For the third consecutive year, The Valley Hospital has been named a Women’s Choice Award® recipient as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care, acknowledging Valley’s dedication to providing exceptional patient care and cancer treatment care for women and their families  

WCABS2016The Valley Hospital has received the 2016 Women's Choice Award® as one of America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics for a second consecutive year. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital.  

wca heart 2016The Valley Hospital is proud to announce that for the third consecutive year it has earned the 2016 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care. This hospital is one of only 352 hospitals in the United States to qualify for this evidence-based designation, signifying this hospital’s commitment to meeting the highest standards in heart care.

wca2015breastFor the second consecutive year, The Valley Hospital has earned the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment. . The Women’s Choice Award is the only program that identifies the nation’s best in healthcare based on female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women say they want when it comes to treatment and a quality medical experience.

wca 2015 patient expThe Valley Hospital has earned the 2015 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience for a third consecutive year. This designation identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction, patient recommendation ratings, and what women say they want from a hospital, providing women the opportunity to identify which hospitals deliver the quality patient experience they seek for themselves and their families.

mostwired2016For the 16th consecutive year The Valley Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired Hospitals, according to the 18th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired™ Survey, released by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The Most Wired distinction recognizes hospitals for successful health IT planning and implementation in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety, and clinical integration.

AHA 2016 EMS SilverThe Valley Hospital Emergency Services has been recognized with the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

fit friendly 2015The Valley Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus recognition from American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

fit friendly 2015Valley Health System has been named a Gold Level Fit-Friendly organization by the American Heart Association.

gwtg 2015 silverThe Valley Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Resuscitation Silver Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer in-hospital cardiac arrests.

 

beckers

Becker’s Hospital Review has named The Valley Hospital to its 2014 edition of "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.” According to Becker’s, organizations on the 2014 list are leading the way in quality patient care, cancer outcomes and research.

beckers

The Valley Hospital has been named one of the "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Healthcare.Becker's 2014 list of "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare," is a compilation of hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, physician groups, vendors and other healthcare organizations that provide excellent work environments and outstanding benefits to their employees.

gold donor recognition 2015

The Valley Hospital was recently awarded gold-level recognition from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the hospital’s efforts in promoting organ donation. The hospital was recognized as part of the national Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign, sponsored by HHS’s Health Resources and Services Administration.

VMG medical home award

Valley Medical Group is pleased to announce that its primary care practices have been recognized as Patient-Centered Medical Homes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The VMG practices achieved level-3 recognition, the highest level of recognition conferred by the NCQA.

path award vmg 2015 resized

Valley Medical Group is proud to announce that the Group’s primary care practices have earned the 2014 UnitedHealthcare PATH Excellence in Patient Service Award. The PATH program was developed by UnitedHealthcare to help improve outcomes for its Medicare Advantage members by encouraging greater use of preventive health care services. The PATH Excellence in Service Award is based on clinical results that measure how successfully practices have closed gaps in patient care. 

Distinguished Hospital Award from J.D. Power and Associates

For ten consecutive years, The Valley Hospital has been recognized for service excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital Program. This distinction acknowledges a strong commitment by The Valley Hospital to provide "An Outstanding Inpatient Experience." Valley was the first hospital in the tri-state area to receive this distinction.

Distinguished Hospital Award from J.D. Power and Associates

The Valley Hospital's Emergency Department has been recognized twice for service excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital Program. This distinction acknowledges a strong commitment by The Valley Hospital to provide "An Outstanding Emergency Department Experience."

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