Valley Medical Group News

The Valley Hospital First in New Jersey to Achieve Gold Seal for Perinatal Care

Hospital Now Holds 13 Joint Commission Certifications

The Valley Hospital is pleased to announce that it has become the first hospital in New Jersey to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval ® for Perinatal Care. Perinatal care refers to the care of mother and child before, during and shortly after birth. The Joint Commission

The perinatal care certification brings Valley’s total number of Gold Seals to 13. Valley also holds certification in acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, hip and knee replacement, stroke, COPD and the following cancers: breast, colorectal, lung, pancreatic, ovarian/uterine and prostate.

Earning Disease-Specific Certification in 13 clinical areas places Valley among the top tier of hospitals in the country for this Joint Commission recognition. Of particular note, Valley holds more Gold Seals of Approval in cancer care than any other hospital in the country

To earn these distinctions, Valley underwent extensive, on-site evaluations by Joint Commission reviewers. The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

“These recognitions are reflective of the quality and clinical excellence found in these programs,” said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO. “In addition, they are indicative of the overall emphasis on high-quality patient care and service that have come to be the hallmark of The Valley Hospital.”

The Joint Commission launched its Disease-Specific Care Certification program in 2002. According to the Joint Commission, it is the first program of its kind in the country to certify disease management programs.