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The Valley Hospital Named One of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care in 2017

The Valley Hospital is proud to announce that it has earned the 2017 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care for the fourth consecutive year. Valley, which became affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute in 2015, qualified for this evidence-based designation by being ranked in the top 9 percent of nearly 4,800 U.S. hospitals. 

“We are proud to be recognized as being one of the nation’s best for heart care,” said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of The Valley Hospital and Valley Health System. “This signifies Valley’s commitment to meeting the highest standards in heart care and to making sure each woman’s needs are met.”

The Women’s Choice Award is based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women really want when it comes to treatment and a quality hospital experience. To qualify for the 2017 America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care list, hospitals must offer a minimum number of cardiac and/or vascular services, perform well clinically with regard to heart care measures reported to Medicare, and have a high Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) recommendation score, and utilize primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.

Valley’s affiliation with Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute provides patients in northern New Jersey and Rockland and Westchester counties with new and enhanced treatment options and greater access to clinical trials and technologies in cardiology and cardiac surgery.  Valley Medical Group doctors have the opportunity to easily and quickly consult with Cleveland Clinic doctors to ensure the highest quality and innovative care plan for their patients.  Cleveland Clinic has been ranked #1 in heart care by the U.S. News & World Report for the past 22 consecutive years.

Valley’s Heart Care for Women practice provides specialized services for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease in women. To make an appointment with Heart Care for Women please call 201-444-1587.

Valley’s Cardiac Screening Program offers a free comprehensive heart risk assessment. To make an appointment for screening please call 201-447-8535.
Heart Care for Women and the Cardiac Screening Program are located at 1200 East Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood, NJ. For more information, please visit

About the Women’s Choice Award®
The Women’s Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women’s Choice Award was recently honored by the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2016 for a second consecutive year. Visit to learn more.