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Valley Hospital In Ridgewood Earns Women's Choice Award For Heart Care

The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood is named one of America’s best hospitals for heart care in 2016
The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood is named one of America’s best hospitals for heart care in 2016 Photo Credit: Maureen Curran

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood announces it has earned the 2016 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care for the third consecutive year.

Valley, which became affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute in 2015, is one of only 352 hospitals in the United States to qualify for this evidence-based designation.

“We are proud to be among the small group of hospitals recognized as being one of the nation’s best for heart care,” said Audrey Meyers, president and chief executive officer of The Valley Hospital and Valley Health System.

“Because there are differences in the signs and symptoms of heart disease in women compared to men, it is important to have specialists experienced in the treatment of female patients. This recognition is a testament to the priority that Valley’s Heart Care for Women program places on making sure a woman’s needs are met when it comes to heart care," Meyers said.

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 2016 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 also have a high Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) recommendation score.

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, 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 Ave., Ridgewood, NJ.

For more information on the Women's Choice Award, click here .

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