STONY BROOK, NY, October 24, 2023 – Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) has been named among the top tier of hospitals nationwide for stroke and cardiac care, according to Healthgrades, a leading resource that evaluates approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide solely on patient outcomes. Stony Brook has been named as one of:
America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ (2015-24), making it one of only two hospitals in New York State to receive this distinction for 10 consecutive years.
America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ (2016-24), the only hospital in New York State to receive this award for 9 consecutive years.
This places SBUH within the top 5% for stroke care and the top 10% for cardiac care — reflecting SBUH’s outstanding clinical performance and distinguishes it as one of the country’s leading hospitals. Healthgrades identified the 100 Best Hospitals for 16 of the most common specialty care areas – recipient hospitals represent the top 2% of hospitals for each specialty. These newest rankings come on the heels of Stony Brook achieving the highest level of national recognition as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2023.
SBUH also received Excellence Awards in the areas of cardiac care, neurosciences and gastrointestinal care, as well as five-star (the highest level) ratings for critical care and other treatments and procedures.
Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ (2015-2024) and Five-Star Distinction for Heart Attack (2022-24) and Heart Failure (2014-24)
Neurosciences Excellence Award™ (2016-2024)
Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ (2020-2024) and Five-Star Distinction (2020-24) for Cranial Neurosurgery (2020-2024)
Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2016-2024) and Five-Star Distinction for Treatment of Stroke (2015-24)
Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2024) and Five-Star Distinction for Treatment of GI Bleed (2024)
Critical Care Five-Star Distinctions for treatment of sepsis (2015-24), pulmonary embolism (2024) and Respiratory Failure (2021-24)
“These achievements reflect our steadfast commitment to the consistent delivery of outstanding clinical outcomes for critical services across the medical system enterprise — all for our patients, their families and the community,” said Carol A. Gomes, MS, FACHE, CPHQ, Chief Executive Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital.
The 2024 Healthgrades analysis revealed that the variation in performance among hospitals continues to widen, making it increasingly important to seek care at top-rated programs. From 2020-22, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award had, on average, a 41.6% lower mortality risk than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award and hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award had, on average, a 33.5% lower mortality risk.
“Healthgrades congratulates Stony Brook University Hospital for being a national leader and demonstrating a deep commitment to providing high quality care to all patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As health systems nationwide endeavor to elevate the quality of care, these elite facilities provide a roadmap for success. We commend Stony Brook for their dedication to excellence in patient care.”
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. Click here to view the complete 2024 Specialty Awards and Ratings Methodology.
About Stony Brook University Hospital:
Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) is Long Island’s premier academic health 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 www.stonybrookmedicine.edu/sbuh.
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