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Valley Hospital is Bringing Back the House Call!

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Ridgewood NJ, Valley Hospital has just announced that Valley Health System and Dispatch Health have partnered to bring high-quality urgent care to you, in the comfort of your home.

Requesting care is easy — simply visit DispatchHealth.com, use Dispatch Health’s free mobile app, or call us directly at 201-882-7527. Dispatch Health is available in the northern New Jersey area from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays.

On average, our medical teams will arrive at your home within a few hours and are able to treat anything an urgent care center can. We accept most insurance, including Medicare.

Want to learn more? Click here for more details.

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Valley will maintain a vibrant campus in Ridgewood that will be dedicated to a broad range of healthcare services

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 “I can’t believe they are going to build a whole new hospital! Wonder what the old one will become?”

Valley Health System ,”Valley will maintain a vibrant campus in Ridgewood that will be dedicated to a broad range of healthcare services. Those services may include an urgent care center, and laboratory, radiology and endoscopy services. Moving the inpatient services to Paramus also provides Valley with an opportunity to consolidate existing ambulatory and outpatient services, as well as health system business functions.”

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Valley Hospital Patient Claims $6700 worth of Jewelry Missing

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Ridgewood Police department over $6,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from a woman while she was a patient at Valley Hospital .

The Victim a from Wyckoff claims that $6,700 worth of jewelry was stolen from her personal belongings when she was a patient at on June 18th.

The theft was reported several days later to Ridgewood Police on June 24.

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Forbes Names Valley Health One of New Jersey’s Top Employers

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Ridgewood NJ, Valley Health System has been named to Forbes’ inaugural list of Best-in-State Employers. The list, which was released today, includes only 72 employers in the state of New Jersey and only eight hospitals or health systems.

“Our goal is to create a workplace where employees feel valued and appreciated,” said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of Valley Health System.” This recognition is particularly meaningful because it is based on feedback from our employees.”

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Police Have Suspect in Murder of Defrocked Valley Chaplain

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Ridgewood NJ, Henderson Nevada Police, have identified a 25-year-old man wanted in the murder of a priest who once worked as a temporary chaplain at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, then was later “credibly accused” of sex abuse.

Henderson authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of Derrick Mitchell Decoste in connection with the murder of John Capparelli, 70, Henderson police said.they had found Capparelli shot dead at his Nevada home on March 9. Detectives issued the arrest warrant for Decoste on the charges of murder with a deadly weapon and robbery with a deadly weapon, Officer Rod Peña, a spokesperson for the Henderson police said in an email.

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Valley Hospital gets approval for $735M project in Paramus

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Ridgewood, N.J.-based Valley Hospital received approval from the state planning committee June 6 to build a seven story, 362-bed replacement hospital, according to the North Jersey Record.

The new hospital, expected to be completed in 2023, will have single-patient rooms and a five-story parking garage. It will be in Paramus, N.J., about 2.5 miles from the hospital’s current location in Ridgewood.

Rezoning, building and equipping the new hospital is expected to cost $735 million.

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Valley Offers Breakthrough Treatment for Sleep Apnea

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Ridgewood NJ, Valley is the Among the First in the New York Metro Region to Offer a Breakthrough Treatment for Central Sleep Apnea with Newly Approved Device

The Valley Hospital is one of only two sites in New Jersey and the tri-state area currently using a new implantable device to treat adult patients with central sleep apnea. 

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Vehicle Crash on North Van Dien Takes Out Traffic Light

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Ridgewood NJ, One (1) summons was issued in connection with a Sunday afternoon, 05/19, two (2) vehicle, injury-free crash at the intersection of North Van Dien and Linwood Avenues, Ridgewood that took down a traffic light stanchion. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire, Ridgewood EMS, and Ridgewood Emergency Services all responded to the incident. Ambulances traveling to and from The Valley Hospital’s emergency room were re-routed until the stanchion was replaced.

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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 fourteenth time from The Leapfrog Group‘s Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. Valley was one of 832 hospitals—or the top third—to receive an “A,” ranking it among the safest hospitals in the United States. Valley was the only hospital in Bergen County to receive this prestigious distinction. 

The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care. 

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Wednesday Morning Rollover 17 Southbound in Waldwick

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Waldwick NJ, according to the Northwest Bergen Mutual Aid Association this morning at 6:15 am the Waldwick Fire Department was dispatched to a reported rollover on Route 17 southbound. Chief Mike Ferrara arrived to find a car on its side against the bridge that spans over Sheridan Avenue. There were many motorists that had stopped to assist and were holding up the car to prevent it from rolling back over. Chief Ferrara ordered the Rescue Jacks off Rescue 642 to be placed into service immediately to secure the vehicle. Meanwhile the crew from Squad 634 assisted in putting the Hurst tools into service to free the victim who was trapped in the vehicle. With multiple tools working the victim was freed from the car very quickly and was treated by an ALS & BLS unit from the Valley Hospital. An excellent job by all who responded.