Stony Brook Medicine has announced a milestone achievement: recognition as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for 2019 by Healthgrades.
In addition, Stony Brook was recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals in 2019 for:
- Cardiac care
- Coronary intervention
- Stroke care
Only two hospitals in the nation received the America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award, 100 Best Cardiac Care Award, 100 Best Coronary Intervention Award and 100 Best Stroke Care Award from Healthgrades in 2019. Stony Brook University Hospital was the only hospital in New York State and the entire Northeast region to earn all these distinctions.
At a May 1 event celebrating the achievement, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, noted the importance of teamwork in providing first-class healthcare.
“I would like to thank all of our outstanding clinicians, researchers and patient caregivers, both the front-line staff and the staff who support them, for making this achievement possible,” President Stanley said. “Healthcare takes a total team effort, and today is truly a celebration of your teamwork, your dedication and your commitment to caring for our patients.”
As one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals, Stony Brook University Hospital is among the top 2 percent of hospitals nationwide. Stony Brook is the only hospital on Long Island to achieve this distinction, and one of only four hospitals in New York State named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals this year.
“To use an academic metaphor, being in the Top 100, or top 2 percent nationwide, is the equivalent to receiving a 98 on your final exam in college or in medical school,” said Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences and Dean, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. “Put another way, it’s the equivalent of earning an A+ for our ‘health grades’ — which means outstanding quality care for our patients. Moreover, having accomplished this in the setting of an extremely busy, teaching hospital is all the more rare for Top 100 hospitals. I am just so proud of our entire healthcare team.”
In accepting the America’s 100 Best Hospital award, Ernest J. Baptiste, Stony Brook University Hospital CEO, said, “Our mission of delivering high-quality healthcare is at the core of everything we do for our patients. This recognition pays tribute to the dedication and commitment of our staff in fulfilling that mission.”