Valley Health System is one of the most honored healthcare organizations in New Jersey. Our awards and recognitions are a testament to the exceptional, distinctive care our providers and staff deliver every day. 

Click on the links below to learn more about our award-winning care.

Patient Safety, Patient Experience & Overall Care

Bariatric Surgery

  • Fully accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program
  • Women’s Choice Award, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery (2021)

Cancer Care

Emergency Care

  • Emergency Nurses Association’s 2019 Lantern Award (only Bergen County recipient)
  • Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians


  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care™ for 4 Years in a Row (2019-2022)
  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery™ for 5 Years in a Row (2018-2022)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2019-2022)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ for 6 Years in a Row (2017-2022)

Heart Care

  • American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold Quality Achievement Award (2019)
  • Re-accreditation for Valley’s cardiac electrophysiology lab by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
  • Accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for echocardiography services
  • Certification from the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Women’s Choice Award, America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care (2020)
  • “High Performing” designation (the highest available) in heart failure and heart attack care from U.S. News & World Report (2021-2022)

Neurology/Stroke Care


  • Disease-Specific Certifications in total hip and total knee replacement from The Joint Commission
  • “High Performing” designation (the highest available) in orthopedics, hip replacement and knee replacement from U.S. News & World Report (2021-2022)


Respiratory Care

  • Apex Recognition Award from the American Association of Respiratory Care  
  • Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the American Association of Respiratory Care
  • “High Performing” designation (the highest available) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia from U.S. News & World Report (2021-2022)

Women’s Health

  • Disease-Specific Certification in perinatal care from The Joint Commission
  • Full Breast Center accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers 
  • Designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology
  • Women’s Choice Award, America’s Best Breast Centers (2021)
  • Women's Choice Award, America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics (2021)
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) Care Award (2021)

Other Recognitions

  • Beacon Award designations for The Valley Hospital's Interim Care Unit (IMC), Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care, Coronary Care, and Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for Valley's Center for Sleep Medicine
  • Research accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs
  • Laboratory reaccreditation from the College of American Pathologists' Laboratory Accreditation Program
  • Corporate Health Champion Designation from the American Diabetes Association 
  • Accreditation for Valley's New Graduate Nurse Residency Program from the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Inclusion on NRC Health's Top 100 Consumer Loyalty list for 2019
  • Recognition as one of the nation’s Most Wired Hospitals for 21 consecutive years by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) (2021)
  • Winner of the Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Award  
  • National 2018 Non-Profit Organization Partner of the Year recognition by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for waste prevention and recycling efforts 
  • Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award for sustainability efforts
  • Recipient of the 2019 AND 2021 Environmental Leadership Medal by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ)
  • Best Outsourcing Thought Leadership Awards winner by The Outsourcing Institute 
  • Platinum-level recognition for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in the national Workplace Partnership for Life hospital campaign 
  • Accreditation in shared governance from the Forum for Shared Governance
  • Recognition for The Valley Hospital Foundation, named to the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s 2019 High Performer’s list
  • “High Performing” designation (the highest available) in diabetes and kidney failure from U.S. News & World Report (2021-2022)
  • American College of Gastroenterology’s SCOPY Award (Service Award for Colorectal Outreach, Prevention, and Year-Round Excellence) recognition for the achievements in the community engagement, education and awareness efforts for colorectal cancer prevention. (2021)
  • The American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award (2021)