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A National Leader for Patient Care Once Again: Stony Brook University Hospital Earns Healthgrades 2022 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

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Stony Brook University Hospital named one of 2022’s America’s 100 Best Hospitals in the country for clinical excellence by Healthgrades, the leading health resource for consumers.

Stony Brook, New York, February 8, 2022 – Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) continues to be a national leader for patient care, again receiving the Healthgrades 2022 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™. This places Stony Brook University Hospital among the top two percent of all hospitals for clinical care and patient outcomes across treatment of the most common conditions and procedures. This is the 4th consecutive year Stony Brook University Hospital is among America’s Best. Only four hospitals in New York State were named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals this year.

“I’m delighted that Stony Brook University Hospital is being recognized as among the nation’s best for the fourth year in a row,” said Hal Paz, MD, Executive Vice President, Health Sciences, Stony Brook University. “Our health system continues to be a national leader in patient care, and this recognition stands as testament to the hard work and dedication of the outstanding teams here at Stony Brook. I’m proud of my colleagues and all of our staff and faculty who work tirelessly to ensure quality patient care every day.”

“Exceptional outcomes are only possible when a hospital commits to high standards of quality and continuous improvement throughout the organization,” said Carol A. Gomes, MS, FACHE, CPHQ, Chief Executive Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital. “This award demonstrates Stony Brook University Hospital’s commitment to providing quality care to our patients and their family members. We are grateful to our physicians, nurses and all of our care teams for their hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence.”Hg americas 100 best hospitals award image 2019 2022

As an America’s 100 Best Hospitals award recipient, Stony Brook strives to make a positive impact on the lives of those on Long Island. Over the past year, Stony Brook University Hospital delivered lifesaving treatments and advanced care options to benefit patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, while at the same time providing high-quality, safe patient care.

“We are proud to recognize Stony Brook University Hospital as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for 2022,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As an America’s 100 Best Hospital, Stony Brook University Hospital’s clinical performance and patient outcomes outpaced nearly all other hospitals in the country.  We believe these distinguished hospitals are leading the industry and setting the standard for providing safe and quality care.”

For patients, receiving this recognition means a fundamental difference in outcomes. If all hospitals nationwide performed similarly to those achieving the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™, 162,830 lives could potentially have been saved from 2018-2020.*

Last fall, Stony Brook University Hospital was recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™, one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ for seven consecutive years, one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for eight consecutive years and one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ for seven years in a row.

Healthgrades is committed to delivering the most scientifically accurate and comprehensive information about doctors and hospitals – with data insights not available anywhere else. To assess overall hospital performance, Healthgrades reviewed outcomes across more than 31 of the most common procedures and conditions. Recipients of this award have consistently delivered better than expected outcomes for their patients.

With tools like hospital ratings and awards, Healthgrades helps consumers make confident healthcare decisions by enabling the evaluation and comparison of hospital performance to find the highest quality care. Visit for an in-depth look at Stony Brook University Hospital’s performance and profile to explore the highest quality care in Stony Brook today. Consumers can also visit for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, and access the complete methodology here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

About Stony Brook University Hospital:

Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 624 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

About Healthgrades:

Healthgrades is dedicated to empowering stronger and more meaningful connections between patients and their healthcare providers. As the #1 platform for finding a doctor and a leader in healthcare transparency, we help millions of consumers each month find and schedule appointments with their provider of choice and prepare for their appointments with best-in-class, treatment-focused content.

Our health system, provider, and life sciences marketing solutions have been helping our partners reach and engage consumers who are on their way to the doctor for over 20 years.

Healthgrades is part of RV Health, a Red Ventures business, which has the largest consumer health and wellness audience online across its brand portfolio including Healthline, Healthgrades, Medical News Today, Greatist, Psych Central, Bezzy and Platejoy. Each month, RV Health helps more than 100 million unique visitors live their strongest and healthiest lives.

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