SBU News
SBU News > Newsroom > Featured Press Story > STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL LEADER IN CARDIAC AND STROKE CARE

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL LEADER IN CARDIAC AND STROKE CARE

Stony brook university hospital

STONY BROOK, NY, October 25, 2022 – Stony 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, now for 2 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 9 years in a row (2015-2023). SBUH is also proud to be the only hospital in the state to be one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care for 8 years in a row (2016-2023).

“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.”

Stony brook university hospital

Healthgrades 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 56.0% 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% 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 9 years in a row (2015-2023)

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ for 3 years in a row (2021-2023)

  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for 3 years in a row (2021-2023)

  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery for 3 years in a row (2021-2023)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for 3 years in a row (2021-2023)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery for 3 years in a row (2021-2023)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 2 years in a row (2022-2023)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 10 years in a row (2014-2023)

  • The only hospital in NY to receive the Healthgrades Neurosciences Excellence Award™ for 8 years in a row (2016-2023)

  • One of only two hospitals in NY to receive the Healthgrades Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ for 4 years in a row (2020-2023)

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for 8 years in a row (2016-2023)

  • The only hospital in NY to be named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery for 2 years in a row (2022-2023)

  • The only hospital in NY to be named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke for 8 years in a row (2016-2023)

  • The only hospital in NY to be named among the Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosciences for 8 years in a row (2016-2023)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery for 4 years in a row (2020-2023)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 9 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 Healthgrades measures hospital quality and 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.

# # #

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.

About Healthgrades:

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

Our health system, healthcare professional, 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.

Related Posts

Add comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Subscribe to News

Get the latest word on Stony Brook news, discoveries and people.

Archives