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SBUH Named America’s 100 Best for Cardiac Care, Coronary Intervention and Stroke Care

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According to a study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) has once again earned national recognition for its programs that provide stroke care, cardiac care, and coronary intervention. It’s the seventh year in a row that SBUH was named as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Cardiac Care, and for six consecutive years, SBUH has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Coronary Intervention and Stroke Care.

The achievements are part of findings in the Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states. The new report demonstrates the importance of hospital quality to both hospital leaders and consumers.

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“The faculty and staff of the Stony Brook University Heart Institute and the Cerebrovascular and Comprehensive Stroke Center earned this recognition for their sustained commitment to providing high-quality clinical care for our patients,” said Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University.

“These awards demonstrate and certify the outstanding quality of care we provide throughout Stony Brook University Hospital and to the tremendous team effort it takes to earn these awards year after year,” said Carol A. Gomes, MS, FACHE, CPHQ, Chief Executive Officer of SBUH. “It makes a meaningful difference in the lives of countless thousands of Long Island residents.”

SBUH was also recognized for the following 2021 clinical achievements:

  • Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ in 2021
  • Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ for the seventh consecutive year
  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ for the seventh consecutive year
  • Five-Star recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for the eighth consecutive year
  • Five-Star recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for the seventh consecutive year
  • Five-Star recipient for Valve Surgery in 2021
  • Neurosciences Excellence Award™ for the sixth consecutive year
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for the fifth consecutive year
  • Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ for the second consecutive year
  • Five-Star recipient for Treatment of Stroke for the seventh consecutive year
  • Five-Star recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery for the second consecutive year

“Now more than ever, consumers understand the importance of hospital quality and are starting to become more diligent when researching where they receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “When selecting a hospital, consumers can feel confident in the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care, Coronary Intervention and Stroke Care for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes.”

The 2021 awards are based on Healthgrades’ analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

From 2017 through 2019, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award have, on average, a 28 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. And patients treated at hospitals that did not receive the award were 1.39 times more likely to die than if they were treated at hospitals that received the award.

During this same period, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award have, on average, a 47 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. And patients treated at hospitals that did not receive the award were 1.90 times more likely to die than if they were treated at hospitals that received the award.

Additionally, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award have, on average, a 39 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. And patients treated at hospitals that did not receive the award were 1.64 times more likely to die than if they were treated at hospitals that received the award.

Earlier this year, SBUH also was named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for 2020 by Healthgrades – the only hospital on Long Island to receive this distinction for the past two consecutive years.

The complete Healthgrades detailed study methodology, can be found here.

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