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Stony Brook University Hospital Is a Continued Leader in Cardiac and Stroke Care

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Americas 50 best cardiac surgery 2022 2023Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) has achieved national recognition as one of America’s Best Hospitals in three specialty care areas according to new research released by Healthgrades. SBUH is one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery for two years in a row (2022-2023). SBUH is one of only two hospitals in New York State to be named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care for nine years in a row (2015-2023). SBUH is also the only hospital in the state to be one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care for eight years in a row (2016-2023).

America s 100 best cardiac care 2015 2023“This accomplishment reflects Stony Brook University Hospital’s consistently outstanding clinical outcomes in cardiac and stroke care, and our unwavering dedication to our patients,” said Hal Paz, MD, MS, chief executive officer, Stony Brook University Medicine and executive vice president for Health Sciences, Stony Brook University. “I’m delighted that year after year our hospital’s Heart Institute and Cerebrovascular and Comprehensive Stroke Center continue to provide a level of care few hospitals anywhere can match.”

Americas 100 best stroke care 2016 2023Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals for specialty care. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between America’s Best hospitals for specialty care and hospitals that did not receive a distinction. From 2019-2021, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award have, on average, a 56 percent lower risk of dying than those treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.* Similarly, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award have, on average, a 40.2 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*

Stony Brook University Hospital is also the recipient of the following clinical achievements:

  • One of only two hospitals in NY to receive the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ for nine years in a row (2015-2023)

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ for three years in a row (2021-2023)

  • Named among the top 5 percent in the nation for overall cardiac services for three years in a row (2021-2023)

  • Named among the top 10 percent in the nation for cardiac surgery for three years in a row (2021-2023)

  • Five-Star recipient for coronary bypass surgery for three years in a row (2021-2023)

  • Five-Star recipient for valve surgery for three years in a row (2021-2023)

  • Five-Star recipient for treatment of heart attack for two years in a row (2022-2023)

  • Five-Star recipient for treatment of heart failure for ten years in a row (2014-2023)

  • The only hospital in NY to receive the Healthgrades Neurosciences Excellence Award™ for eight years in a row (2016-2023)

  • One of only two hospitals in NY to receive the Healthgrades Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ for four years in a row (2020-2023)

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for eight years in a row (2016-2023)

  • The only hospital in NY to be named among the top 5 percent  in the nation for cranial neurosurgery for two years in a row (2022-2023)

  • The only hospital in NY to be named among the top 5 percent in the nation for treatment of stroke for eight years in a row (2016-2023)

  • The only hospital in NY to be named among the top 10 percent in the nation for neurosciences for eight years in a row (2016-2023)

  • Five-Star recipient for cranial neurosurgery for four years in a row (2020-2023)

  • Five-Star recipient for treatment of stroke for nine years in a row (2015-2023)

“We commend Stony Brook University Hospital for their ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to their patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can feel confident that hospitals with an America’s Best for specialty care award have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”

Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how it measures hospital quality; access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. Click here to view the complete 2023 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.

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