May 21,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  The Valley Hospital has earned the 2018 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Stroke Centers for a second consecutive year. Valley qualified for this evidence-based designation by ranking in the top 8 percent of more than 4,800 U.S. hospitals.

“We are proud to be recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals for stroke care,” said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of The Valley Hospital and Valley Health System. “Valley’s Stroke Center is fully committed to delivering excellent care using the highest standards and best practices for stroke treatment.”

To qualify for the 2018 America’s Best Stroke Centers list, stroke centers must be certified by The Joint Commission Stroke Certification Program as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and/or Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center. Methodology used to assess hospitals for the award included evaluating 30-day stroke mortality and readmission rates, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results and primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.
“Timely diagnosis and effective care are critical to preventing disability and improving chances of recovery,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “Our award educates women about where they—and their loved ones—have the best chance to return to a full life following a stroke.”

Valley’s Stroke Center has also been recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care for 2018 by Healthgrades for a second consecutive year, placing Valley in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for stroke care. The Stroke Center has also received the Gold Seal of Approval (also known as a disease specific certification) for stroke by The Joint Commission, as well as the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus recognition from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.