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Award-Winning Care

 

 

 Valley's top distinctions and accreditations are listed in several categories, including: Patient Safety, Patient Experience and Overall Care; Heart Care; Cancer Care; Gastrointestinal Care and Bariatric Surgery; Orthopedics; Women's Care; and Other Hospital Distinctions and Accreditations. 

 

Patient Safety, Patient Experience and Overall Care

America's 250 Best Hospitals Healthgrades
    U.S. News 2017    A Grade For Hospital Safety Score by Leapfrog
Healthgrades Americas 100 Best General Surgery 2019Healthgrades General Surgery Excellence 2019   HG 2019 Critical Care Excellence Award   Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award 2018 
 HG Pulmonary 2018       wca 2018 patient exp
  
  Gold Seal   Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center     Healthcare Equality Leader LGBTQ  

 

  1.  Healthgrades: The Valley Hospital has achieved the Healthgrades 2019 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™, placing Valley in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for superior clinical performance by Healthgrades. Valley is one of only four hospitals in New Jersey to be recognized with the 2019 America’s 250 Best Hospital Award, and the only hospital in Bergen, Passaic, Essex or Hudson counties to receive the distinction.
    • Valley has been recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery and received the General Surgery Excellence Award for 2019, placing Valley in the top 5 percent in the nation for General Surgery.
    • Valley has received the 2019 Critical Care Excellence Award.
    • The Valley Hospital has achieved the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, and is the only hospital in Bergen County to receive this designation for four consecutive years (2015-2018). This designation places Valley among Healthgrades top 10 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals in the nation for excellent performance.
    • The Valley Hospital has received the 2018 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award from Healthgrades, ranking Valley in the top 10 percent for pulmonary care.                               
     
  2. U.S. News & World Report: The 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 12th best hospital in the New York metropolitan area for 2017-2018, according to U.S. News & World Report. In addition, Valley achieved the highest possible rating – high performing – for seven adult procedures and conditions: aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery.
  3. Leapfrog: For the 13th time, The Valley Hospital has received an "A" grade in patient safety for Fall 2018 from Leapfrog. Valley was one of 855 hospitals - or the top third - to receive an "A", ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.
  4.  Women’s Choice Award: The Valley Hospital has earned the 2018 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience for a sixth 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.
  5.  The Joint Commission: Valley has earned an impressive 8 Disease-Specific Certifications from The Joint Commission. In addition to the Disease-Specific Certifications listed in their respective clinical sections below, Valley holds Disease-Specific Certifications in the areas of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Wound Care.
  6. Magnet Designation - American Nurses Credentialing Center: Valley has held Magnet recognition - the highest national honor for professional nursing practice - from the American Nurses Credentialing Center since 2003. Valley achieved Magnet recognition for a fourth consecutive time in 2018. 
  7. Human Rights Campaign: Valley has been designated as a “2018 LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. 

 

Heart Care

Healthgrades Heart Failure 5-Star 2019   Healthgrades Pacemaker Procedures 5-Star Rating 2019gwtg 2018 gold                        
             Gold Seal   Electro Accred   ECHO Accred   ECHO Accred  

 

  1. Healthgrades: 
    • Valley is a Five-Star Recipient for Heart Failure and Pacemaker Procedures for 2019.
     
  2. American Heart Association: The Valley Hospital has received the 2018 Get With The Guidelines®–Resuscitation Gold 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.
  3. The Joint Commission: Valley holds a Disease-Specific Certification from The Joint Commission in the areas of acute myocardial infarction and heart failure.
  4. Intersocietal Accreditation Commission: 
    • The Valley Heart and Vascular Institute’s Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab has been granted accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Cardiac Electrophysiology in the areas of electrophysiology testing and catheter ablation and device implantation. Valley is one of only nine facilities nationwide — and the only one in New Jersey — to receive this recognition.
    • The Valley Hospital’s Echocardiography Lab has been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the areas of Adult Transthoracic and Adult Stress.
     
  5. American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Valley's Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs are certified by the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. 

 

Stroke Care/Neurology

Healthgrades America's 100 Best Stroke Care 2019   HG 2018 Treatment of Stroke Excellence   Healthgrades Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence 2019   Healthgrades Neuro Excellence 2019  

  stroke gold   Gold Seal  

 

  1.  Healthgrades:
    • For a third consecutive year, The Valley Hospital has received the Healthgrades 2019 America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™, placing Valley in the top 5 percent in the nation for stroke care. Valley has also received the Stroke Care Excellence Award and is a five-star recipient for treatment of stroke.
    • The Valley Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades with the 2019 Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ for a second consecutive year, placing Valley among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for cranial neurosurgery.
    • Valley has received the 2019 Healthgrades Neurosciences Excellence Award for a second consecutive year.
     
  2. Women’s Choice Award: The Valley Hospital has earned the 2019 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Stroke Care for a third consecutive year.
  3. American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: The Valley Hospital has received the 2018 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 for a second consecutive year.
  4. The Joint Commission: Valley holds a Disease-Specific Certification from The Joint Commission in the area of stroke.

 

Cancer Care

   CEO Cancer   2015 cancer accred resized XS

  Becker's 100 Great Oncology Programs   WCACC2019   American Society for Radiation Oncology Accreditation

 

  1. CEO Roundtable on Cancer: Valley Health System has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation for a sixth consecutive year for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees through healthy workplace initiatives and access to quality cancer prevention and treatment services, and Valley’s It’s Your Move health screening and wellness program has been selected as a Gold Standard Best Practice for a third consecutive year.
  2. Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons: The CoC has once again awarded a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation Gold Level to the Cancer Program at The Valley Hospital, as well as the Outstanding Achievement Award. 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. 
  3.  Becker’s Hospital Review: For a second consecutive year, Becker's Hospital Review has named The Valley Hospital to its 2017 edition of "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs." 
  4. Women’s Choice Awards: The Valley Hospital has been named a 2019 Women’s Choice Award® recipient as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care (sixth year in a row), acknowledging Valley’s dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment for women and their families. 
  5. American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) Accreditation Program: In 2016, The Valley Hospital received a full, four-year accreditation from the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) Accreditation Program. Upon receiving accreditation, Valley was the only hospital in New Jersey and 1 of only 7 in the country to receive this accreditation. 

 

 Gastrointestinal Care and Bariatric Surgery

Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for GI Care 2019   GI Care Excellence 2019   Healthgrades 5-Star Rating Esophageal Stomach Surgery 2019   Healthgrades 5-Star Gall Bladder Surgery 2019  

  Healthgrades 5-Star Treatment of Bowel Obstruction Surgery 2019Healthgrades 5-Star Small Intestine Surgeries 2019
  WCA Bariatric Surgery 2016-19   MBSAQIP     

 

  1. Healthgrades: 
    • The Valley Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care and with the Gastrointestinal Excellence Award, placing Valley among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for overall gastrointestinal care. 
    • Valley has been named a Five-Star Recipient in the areas of Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries, Gallbladder Surgery, Treatment of Bowel Obstruction and Small Intestine Surgeries.
     
  2. Women's Choice Award: For a fourth consecutive year, Valley has been named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery by the Women's Choice Award for 2019.
  3. Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®):  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.

 

Orthopedics

Healthgrades Five-Star Total Hip Replacement 2019   Healthgrades Five-Star Total Knee Replacement 2019   Gold Seal        

 

  1. Healthgrades: 
    • The Valley Hospital has been named a Five-Star recipient in the areas of  Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement. 
     
  2. The Joint Commission: Valley holds a Disease-Specific Certification from The Joint Commission in the areas of total hip replacement and total knee replacement.

 

Women’s Care

Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award 2018   Healthgrades 5-Star Gyn Procedures 2018   Healthgrades 5-Star Hysterectomy 2018   Healthgrades 5-Star C-Section Delivery 2018  

  wca breast centers 2019            National accreditation program for breast centers   American College of Radiology   Gold Seal  

 

  1. Healthgrades: 
    • Valley has been awarded the 2018 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ for providing outstanding performance in gynecologic surgery (third year in a row), placing Valley's Gynecologic programs in the top 10 percent of hospitals evaluated for this procedures in 2018 by Healthgrades.
    • Valley is a 2018 Five-Star Recipient for Gynecologic Procedures, Hysterectomy (3 years in a row) and C-Section Delivery. 
     
  2. Women’s Choice Awards: 
    • Valley has been named a 2018 Women’s Choice Award® recipient as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Breast Centers for six consecutive years, acknowledging Valley’s dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment for women and their families. 
     
  3. National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers: As of 2017, 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. First earning NAPBC approval in 2011, this is the third full NAPBC accreditation for Valley’s comprehensive Breast Center, a critical component of the Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care Program.
  4. 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.
  5. The Joint Commission: Valley holds a Disease-Specific Certification from The Joint Commission in the area of perinatal care.

 

Other Hospital Distinctions and Accreditations

Beacon Award   APEX 2017         Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs  

   ada 2017 health champion   ADA Diabetes  

   mostwired2018       College of American Pathologists Reaccreditation  

   Shared Governance AccredHRSA organ donation

   Greenhealth Emerald   Greening The OR    

 

  1. Beacon Award: Five of Valley's critical care units have received the Beacon Award, a three-year designation. In 2017, Valley's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit received a Beacon Award; Valley is the only hospital in New Jersey to have received this recognition. In 2016, Valley’s Coronary Care, Cardiac Surgery, Intermediate Care and Intensive Care Units received the Beacon Award. This is the fourth time that Valley’s critical care units have received this prestigious three-year designation.
  2. American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC): 
    • Valley has been recognized with the 2017-2018 Apex Recognition Award from the AARC for demonstrating best practices in respiratory care. Valley is one of only five hospitals in the country – and the only one in New Jersey – to receive this award.              
     
  3. Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs: 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.
  4. American Diabetes Association: 
    • Valley Health System has received the Corporate Health Champion Designation from the American Diabetes Association. This designation recognizes companies and organizations that inspire and encourage organizational well-being and is part of the Association’s Wellness Lives Here initiative.
    • Valley Home Care's Diabetes Self-Management Education Program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Diabetes Self-Management Education* and Support. Valley's program has received this recognition consecutively since 2001.
     
  5. Most Wired: For the 18th consecutive year, The Valley Hospital has been recognized with the CHIME Most Wired designation, according to CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired™ 2018 Survey. The Most Wired distinction recognizes hospitals and healthcare systems for successful health IT planning and implementation and how they apply it strategically to achieve the best outcomes.
  6. College of American Pathologists: In 2018, The Valley Hospital Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine earned reaccreditation for meeting the highest standards in care from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  7. Forum for Shared Governance: The Valley Hospital has been awarded Accreditation in Shared Governance from the internationally recognized Forum for Shared Governance.
  8. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): For a third consecutive year, The Valley Hospital was recently awarded platinum-level recognition for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national Workplace Partnership for Life hospital campaign, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). 
  9. Greenhealth
    • Valley has received the Greenhealth Emerald Award, which recognizes healthcare facilities that are setting the standard in eliminating mercury, reducing and recycling waste, sustainable sourcing, and other areas. 
    • Valley has received the Greening the OR Award, which recognizes the facility demonstrating the most success in reducing the environmental impact of its surgical suites. 
        
     
 
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