Valley Hospital recognized for excellence with American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Certification

The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood was recently awarded Transcatheter Valve Certification from the American College of Cardiology for its demonstrated expertise and commitment to treating patients receiving transcatheter valve repair and replacement procedures.

This award was given based on the evaluation of Valley’s ability to meet standards for multidisciplinary teams, formalized training, shared decision-making and registry performance.

Participation in established national clinical databases such as the STS/ACC TVT Registry is required for hospitals interested in achieving Transcatheter Valve Certification.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious certification from the ACC. Our structural heart team provides each patient with individualized care, using leading-edge, minimally invasive treatment modalities, including transcatheter aortic valve repair and transcatheter-edge-to-edge repair procedures,” Dr. Rajiv Tayal, director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Structural Heart Program, the Valley Hospital, said.

“At the Valley Heart and Vascular Institute, our team of specialists, which includes structural interventionalists, structural heart specialists, interventional cardiologists, general cardiologists, radiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and advanced practice nurses, prides themselves on collaboration and achieving the highest quality outcomes,” Dr. Gerald Sotsky, chair, cardiac services, Valley Medical Group, and director, Cardiovascular Service Line, the Valley Hospital, said.

The certification uses established national clinical measures to support clinical decisions and links process improvement to patient outcomes. Hospitals that achieve Transcatheter Valve Certification learn best practices for implementing evidence-based medicine to support patient-centered decision-making and can track key performance metrics to better identify opportunities for improvement.