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Valley Named Among World’s Best Hospitals

Valley Hospital

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Ridgewood NJ, the Valley Hospital has been named one of the world’s best hospitals by Newsweek in its World’s Best Hospitals 2022 list for a fourth consecutive year.

Created by Statistica, the World’s Best Hospitals 2022 ranking lists over 2,200 best hospitals across 27 countries including: the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada.

Valley was ranked as the 111th best hospital in the U.S. and the third-best hospital in New Jersey for 2022. Additionally, Valley was ranked among the World’s Best Hospitals for Infection Prevention.

“We are honored to be considered among the best hospitals in the world,” said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of Valley Health System. “Valley is committed to providing high-quality care and service to our patients and their families through our specialized programs and distinctive technologies, as well as through our partnerships with Cleveland Clinic’s Heart & Vascular Institute and the Mount Sinai Health System. This recognition is a testament to the innovative work of our doctors, nurses, and staff in delivering an exceptional patient experience.”

The hospitals recognized on the World’s Best Hospitals 2022 list were selected based on recommendations from medical professionals, patient survey results, and medical performance indicators. Scores are comparable only between hospitals in the same country. The number of awards per country varied based on the number of hospitals and data availability. The U.S. had the most hospitals awarded, with 414.

The complete rankings and methodology can be found here.

3 thoughts on “Valley Named Among World’s Best Hospitals

  1. Methodology in a nutshell:

    Scores were calculated for each hospital in each of the three categories and weighted
    Notice that 70% of the ranking is based on OPINION and only 30% is based on ACTUAL MEDICAL PERFORMANCE

    Three criteria:
    1. Weight 50% – Peer Recomendation (doctors, hospitals managers, health care professionals)
    2. Weight 15% – Patient experience surveys.
    3. Weight 30% – Medical key performance indicators (KPIs) (quality of treatment and hygiene measures)

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  2. Valley gets its awards in saving lives in the cardiac field. I have NEVER had a good experience there in the hospital itself. Emergency Room, testing and surgery are fine BUT, trying to be a mere patient there is strictly unbelievable! For instance, I am a long term diabetic. I require frequent insulin. They keep assigning me the same hospitalist–though I have begged to be free of him. His concept of a diabetic is that one gets “coverage”.. this is short acting insulin based on high over the norm I am. He completely refuses to prescribe the long acting daily insulin that I need so my sugar levels go up into the 500’s. I end up having a hysterical fit before the nurses see fit to get my insulin approved and it takes hours, if not days. This happens EVERY time I go into Valley!!!! This is plain ordinary diabetic treatment. The nurses all know I need it, but hate to call the physician assigned to me for approval. And this is a highly rated hospital? Once they even put me for an overnight into a department that one nurse felt should have no one but the designated type of patient. As a result, when I asked her for help–she WAS assigned to me and I had a cast on one wrist and an IV in the other–she literally grabbed me by my gown and tried to throw me on the floor. Fortunately, my room was right across from the desk so other nurses intervened.
    I have witnessed so many other drastic errors over the years. I sincerely hope these things are no longer going on as Valley has been careful since the Pandemic began. A friend was in a room with pneumonia and a collapsed lung. they put a man in with him who was only in for testing. That man died of the pneumonia. They put a child with drug resistant staph in the same room with 3 other boys, one in a coma. Nurse checked his IV and then checked the tubes on the unconscious child without changing gloves. Mother brought her newborn into the ER with a stool sample and asked them to please see if it was enough as she had to use a cab and leave her other children home with a neighbor. “It’s fine,” they said. Five minutes later it was “Who wants to call that new mother? The sample is too small.” I’m sure Valley doesn’t do the above things anymore but the insulin problem was as recently as this January. To me, that means that they don’t care about regular patients needs, only the ones who will win them awards!

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    1. Try bergen regional.
      I have always received first rate care at valley since 1964.
      3 surgeries
      colonoscpy
      chemo
      radiation
      many diagnostic tests.

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