The awards keep on rolling in for Stony Brook University Hospital.
On Wednesday, it was announced the North Shore hospital was named in the top 100 hospitals for three different healthcare services: best cardiac care, coronary intervention, and stroke care.
The honor was given by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.
The healthcare information service picks the top medical institutions after evaluating nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Healthgrades analyzes “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 15 states,” according to a release.
This isn’t the first time Healthgrades honored Stony Brook for its healthcare services — it’s the sixth consecutive year that cardiac care made the list, and fifth straight for both coronary intervention and stroke care.
Also, Healthgrades named Stony Brook University Hospital a Top 100 Hospital in the U.S. overall earlier this year.
“As consumers navigate their health, it is important to consider a number of factors, including hospital quality, before deciding where to access care,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer of Healthgrades. “Healthgrades’ America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care, Coronary Intervention and Stroke Care recognizes those hospitals that have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes over time and we applaud their efforts and achievement.”
The leadership at Stony Brook was honored by the praise.
“It is a rare achievement for a major academic medical center to be in the Top 100, or top 2 percent nationwide, in clinical outcomes due to the nature of the medically complex patients we treat,” said Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky, senior vice president, health sciences and dean, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University.
“It’s a true testament to our staff to achieve these outstanding outcomes while caring for patients at an extremely busy teaching hospital.”
Additionally, Stony Brook University Hospital earned the following clinical achievements:Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ for the sixth consecutive year
- Coronary Intervention Award™ for the sixth consecutive year
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for the seventh consecutive year
- Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for the sixth consecutive year
- Neurosciences Excellence Award™ for the fifth consecutive year
- Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for the fifth consecutive year
- Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for the sixth consecutive year
- Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery
To learn more about the awards, click here.
Top: Courtesy photo of Stony Brook University Hospital.