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SBUH Named One of America’s 100 Best

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STONY BROOK, NY, April 3, 2019–Stony Brook University Hospital has been named one of “America’s 100 Best Hospitals” for 2019 by Healthgrades, the first organization in the country to rate hospital quality based on actual clinical outcomes.

“Stony Brook University Hospital continues to strive for excellence at every level,” said Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., Stony Brook University President and Governing Body of University Hospital. “Our incredible medical staff, nurses, administrative leadership and staff throughout the Hospital are dedicated professionals who put patient safety and quality of care first and foremost, and at the same time bring cutting edge services and evidence based medicine to our community and I could not be prouder of them for this great achievement.”

“At Stony Brook University Hospital, delivering high-quality healthcare is at the core of everything we do for our patients, and this recognition pays tribute to the dedication and commitment of our medical faculty and staff in fulfilling that mission,” said Kenneth Kaushansky MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences and Dean, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. “By transforming the healthcare we provide, we are transforming the lives of those we serve.”

As one of Healthgrade’s “100 Best Hospitals,” Stony Brook University Hospital is in the top 2 percent of hospitals nationwide and one of only four hospitals in New York State for exhibiting clinical excellence year after year. Stony Brook was also named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for:

  • Cardiac care
  • Coronary intervention
  • Stroke care

Stony Brook University Hospital has been rated one of America’s 250 Best Hospital by Healthgrades every year since 2015. Additionally, the hospital has been:

  • One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for the past five years
  • One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ and stroke care for the past four years

“This impressive distinction was achieved by the entire Stony Brook University Hospital team working together to achieve one goal — to deliver on a commitment to provide every patient with exceptional care,” said Ernest J. Baptiste, Chief Executive Officer, Stony Brook University Hospital.

Recipients of the America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award are recognized for overall clinical excellence based on quality outcomes for 32 conditions and procedures for 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Healthgrades reviews three years of Medicare inpatient data, comparing actual to predicted performance for specific patient outcomes. This year’s awards are based on data collected from 2015 to 2017.

About Stony Brook University Hospital

Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, SBUH serves as the region’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center, and is home to the Stony Brook University Heart Institute, Stony Brook University Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute. SBUH also encompasses Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center. To learn more, visit


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