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SBUH Named Among Top Hospitals Nationwide for Stroke and Cardiac Care

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Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) has been named among the top tier of hospitals in the country 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.

America's 100 best cardiac care 2015 2024

This places SBUH within the top 5 percent for stroke care and the top 10 percent for cardiac care, reflecting SBUH’s outstanding clinical performance and distinguishing 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 percent 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)

    America's 100 best stroke care 2016 2024

  • 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, 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 percent 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 percent 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 Dr. Brad Bowman, 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.”

Visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality.

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.  

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