RIDGEWOOD, NJ, October 22, 2013 – The Valley Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best hospitals for Cardiac Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery in its report titled American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation. This is the third consecutive year that Valley’s cardiac surgery program has been recognized with this distinction.
For its report, Healthgrades evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions and identified the 100 best hospitals within each procedure.
“I am very proud that Valley has received these distinguished recognitions,” said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of The Valley Hospital and Valley Health System. “We understand that patients today have options when it comes to choosing a healthcare provider and it is our goal to be the hospital of choice for the communities we serve. These outstanding recognitions are testament to the priority Valley staff and physicians place on achieving the highest-quality clinical outcomes, while delivering the most compassionate care.”
In addition to being named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery, Valley has received these cardiac distinctions:
- Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award (fifth year in a row)
- Ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation for cardiac surgery (third year in a row)
- Five-star recipient for coronary bypass surgery (third year in a row)
- Five-star recipient for valve surgery (fifth year in a row).
In addition to being named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, Valley has received these orthopedic distinctions in 2014:
- Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award
- Joint Replacement Excellence Award
- Ranked among top 5 percent in the nation for overall orthopedic services
- Ranked among top 10 percent in the nation for joint replacement
- Five-star recipient for total knee replacement (fourth year in a row)
- Five-star recipient for total hip replacement
- Five-star recipient for hip fracture treatment (third year in a row)
Valley is also five-star rated for gynecologic surgery (2013), gallbladder removal surgery and appendectomy both in 2014.
“Hospitals received these distinctions by providing better than expected outcomes for specific conditions and procedures,” said Evan Marks, EVP Informatics and Strategy, Healthgrades. “When selecting physicians associated with a hospital that has achieved these recognitions, consumers can expect a commitment to exceptional clinical quality care.”
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare-patient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 31 common conditions and procedures. Healthgrades awards hospitals quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5 star (statistically better than expected), 3 star (statistically as expected) and 1 star (statistically worse than expected) categories.
For information on additional Valley awards and distinctions, please visit www.ValleyHealth.com/Awards.