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Valley Hospital Doctor Number One Sleep Doctor in New Jersey

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Ridgewood NJ, Valley’s  very own Dr. Jeffrey Barasch, who leads the Center for Sleep Medicine, is recognized as the number one sleep doctor in NJ in this Reader’s Digest article!  http://bit.ly/2I7tA3U 

“Dr. Barasch heads up the Valley Health System’s Center for Sleep Medicine in Ridgewood. The Center is AASM-accredited and offers what’s been described as uniquely comfortable and reassuring. Board certified in sleep medicine, pulmonology, and internal medicine, Dr. Barasch‘s patients appreciate his warm bedside manner, his careful consideration of their issues, and his willingness to listen.”

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Reader Calls The Newsweek “Best Hospitals” a SUBJECTIVE OPINION poll

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The Newsweek “Best Hospitals” is a SUBJECTIVE OPINION poll
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It is basically a popularity contest and is useless as an indicator of the quality of a hospital.
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From Newsweek’s own website regarding the methodology used:
(they even call the list a “survey” – not an analysis)

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Valley Named Among World’s Best Hospitals

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Ridgewood NJ, The Valley Hospital has been named one of the world’s best hospitals by Newsweek in its inaugural World’s Best Hospitals 2019 list.

The World’s Best Hospitals 2019 ranking lists the 1,000 best hospitals in 11 countries: USA, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia and Israel. 

Valley is one of only five N.J. hospitals and 250 U.S. hospitals featured on the list, and is ranked as the 104th best hospital in the U.S.

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The Valley Hospital Participates in Landmark Global Cardiac Clinical Trial

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Ridgewood NJ, The Valley Hospital participated in a landmark clinical trial that evaluated the ability of a novel, fully absorbable antibacterial envelope – the Medtronic TYRX™ Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope – to reduce infections associated with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). The study found positive results and demonstrated that the envelope reduced the risk of major infection by 40 percent, and pocket infection by 61 percent, in patients at increased risk for infections receiving CIEDs, compared to standard-of-care pre-operative antibiotics.

The trial results were recently presented in a late-breaking session at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Sessions and published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Suneet Mittal, M.D., FACC, FHRS, Director, Electrophysiology, Valley Medical Group; Associate Chair, Cardiovascular Services, Valley Medical Group; Medical Director, The Snyder Center for Comprehensive Atrial Fibrillation, The Valley Hospital; and Director, Cardiac Research, Valley Health System, is one of the authors on the manuscript just published in the New England Journal of Medicine and served on the steering committee of the WRAP-IT trial.

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Car Veers off Godwin Avenue in Detached Garage

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire Departement , Ridgewood EMS, and a Village of Ridgewood building sub code official rushed to the 200 block of Godwin Avenue, Ridgewood on Sunday afternoon, 02/17 in response to several 911 calls reporting an SUV that had run off the roadway and crashed into a detached garage. Ridgewood Fire officials said on Facebook ” A” shift responded to a car that ran off the road and into a detached garage of a house “

Two (2) occupants of the vehicle were transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital with non life threatening injuries. The garage sustained moderate structural damage. A flatbed tow truck removed the wreck.

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Rollover Crash following a high speed Chase by Fair Lawn Police

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Glen Rock NJ, A rollover crash following a high speed pursuit by Fair Lawn Police took place on the evening of Tuesday, 01/01 at the intersection of Gibson Place and Godfrey Terrace, Glen Rock. One (1) suspect in the vehicle was taken into custody by Fair Lawn Police and transported by a Glen Rock EMS ambulance to The Valley Hospital. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Glen Rock EMTs with patient evaluation. A possibility exists that two (2) suspects from the incident triggering the pursuit may still be at large.

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Two Landscapers Overcome By Carbon Monoxide In Township of Washington

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Twp. of Washington NJ, Representatives from OSHA are currently investigating a Tuesday morning, 12/11 workplace accident in Washington Township involving Carbon Monoxide exposure that sent two (2) landscapers to The Valley Hospital in critical condition. Washington Township Police and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Criminal Identification are also on the Pond Drive, Washington Township scene.

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Collision at the Intersection of Dayton and Prospect Streets in Ridgewood Sends Three to Valley Hospital

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Ridgewood NJ, Three (3) occupants, including the driver, of a Lexus SUV were transported by ambulances to The Valley Hospital following a two (2) vehicle, Monday night, 12/03, collision at the intersection of Dayton and Prospect Streets in Ridgewood. All of the victims were adults from the same family. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire, Ridgewood EMS, Glen Rock EMS, and a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital responded to aid the victims. The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash, a Nissan Sentra, was uninjured. Both damaged cars were removed from the scene by tow trucks. Ridgewood Fire personnel also attended to a minor crash related fluid spill. No word yet as to whether any summonses were issued in connection with the incident.

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Two Fair Lawn High School Students Were Injured in Monday Afternoon Crash

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Fair Lawn NJ, Two (2) Fair Lawn High School students were injured in a single vehicle, Monday afternoon, 11/26, crash in which their vehicle wound up on the front lawn of a home located at 12-06 20th Street, Fair Lawn. Fair Lawn Police Department , Fair Lawn EMS, Fair Lawn Fire Department, and Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue units all responded to the incident. The two (2) crash victims were transported by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Fair Lawn EMS EMTs. The wrecked vehicle was removed from the scene by a tow truck. A natural gas line serving the home was compromised during the crash. A sub code official from the Borough of Fair Lawn was dispatched to evaluate the structure’s post crash integrity.

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The Valley Hospital Earns an “A” for Patient Safety

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Ridgewood NJ, The Valley Hospital is proud to have been recognized with an “A” grade for patient safety for the thirteenth time from The Leapfrog Group‘s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. Valley was one of 855 hospitals to receive an “A,” ranking it among the safest hospitals in the United States.

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