Stony Brook University Hospital Named America’s 100 Best for Stroke Care

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke CareStony Brook University Hospital has, for the eighth year in a row, achieved national recognition by being named by Healthgrades as the ONLY hospital in New York State to earn the distinction of being one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care.

This, according to new research released by Healthgrades, which has been long recognized as the leading online source for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, helping millions of consumers each month find and schedule appointments with their healthcare professional of choice.

“This accomplishment reflects Stony Brook University Hospital’s consistently outstanding clinical outcomes in stroke care and our unwavering dedication to our patients,” said Hal Paz, MD, MS, Chief Executive Officer, Stony Brook University Medicine and Executive Vice President for Health Sciences, Stony Brook University.

“I’m delighted that for the eighth year in a row, our hospital’s Cerebrovascular and Comprehensive Stroke Center continues to provide a level of stroke care few hospitals anywhere can match. From our mobile stroke units that provide stroke care on the scene before arriving at the hospital to our advanced diagnostic and neuro-interventional treatment options and groundbreaking clinical trials not available anywhere else in the region, there is no better place to be for stroke care.”

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals for specialty care. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between America’s Best hospitals for specialty care and hospitals that did not receive a distinction.

Patients treated at hospitals receiving the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award have, on average, a 40.2% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award*

Stony Brook University Hospital is also the recipient of the following clinical achievements:

·       The only hospital in NY to receive the Healthgrades Neurosciences Excellence Award™ for 8 Years in a Row (2016-2023)

·       One of only two hospitals in NY to receive the Healthgrades Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)

·       Recipient of the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for 8 Years in a Row (2016-2023)

·       The only hospital in NY to be named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)

·       The only hospital in NY to be named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke for 8 Years in a Row (2016-2023)

·       The only hospital in NY to be named among the Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosciences for 8 Years in a Row (2016-2023)

·       Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery for 4 Years in a Row (2020-2023)

·       Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 9 Years in a Row (2015-2023)

·       One of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery, now for 2 years in a row (2022-2023)

·       Among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care for 9 years in a fow (2015-2023)

·       One of only two hospitals in NY to receive the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ for 9 Years in a Row (2015-2023)

·       Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2021-2023)

·       Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for 3 Years in a Row (2021-2023)

·       Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2021-2023)

·       Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2021-2023)

·       Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2021-2023)

·       Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)

·       Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 10 Years in a Row (2014-2023)

Learn more about the Stony Brook Cerebrovascular and Comprehensive Stroke Center here.
Learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. Click here to view the complete 2023 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.