Among the Best

Named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™

Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) is one of the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care for the fifth consecutive year, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

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 15 states.

The achievement is part of findings in Healthgrades 2020 report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates the importance of hospital quality to both hospital leaders and consumers.

Benefits of Being Treated for Stroke at America’s 100 Best Hospitals
Patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award have, on average, a 40 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 1.66 times more likely to die than if they were treated at hospitals that received the award.

Additional Neuroscience Achievements
SBUH is a recipient of the Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for the fifth consecutive year and a Five-Star recipient of for Treatment of Stroke for the sixth consecutive year. Additionally, SBUH is the recipient of a Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence™ Award and a Five-star recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery. SBUH is also the only hospital in New York to receive the Healthgrades Neurosciences Excellence Award™ for five consecutive years.

How America’s Best Hospitals Are Determined
Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance specialty area performance and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades detailed study methodology can be found at

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.