As the Valley Hospital gears up for its move next year into a state-of-the-art hospital that will be the centerpiece of a 40-acre campus in Paramus, it does so with the knowledge that its staff already is at the top of its game.
For the fourth consecutive year, Valley Hospital in Ridgewood was rated as the third-best hospital in the state by the prestigious U.S. News & World Report rankings.
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In addition, the hospital was ranked as “high performing” in 16 of its areas of care — meaning its care is considered to be “significantly better” than average.
Valley Health CEO Audrey Meyers was thrilled by the recognition.
“Valley’s longstanding commitment to providing excellent clinical care and service is evident in our rankings,” she said. “This would not be possible without the dedication, expertise and commitment to clinical quality and patient experience of the entire team.”
The hospital ranked as high performing in the following areas:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
- Heart bypass surgery
- Heart failure
- Colon cancer
- Heart attack
- Hip replacement
- Hip fracture
- Kidney failure
- Knee replacement
- Lung cancer surgery
Meyers said she is equally thrilled about the opening of the Valley Hospital in Paramus, which is scheduled for April 14, 2024.
In addition to the 370 private-patient-room hospital, Valley’s health care campus also will include Valley’s medical arts building located at 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. and the Robert & Audrey Luckow Pavilion, which houses Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care, the George R. Jaqua Same Day Services Center, a full-service retail pharmacy and more.
An expanded emergency department will be located next to diagnostic imaging and in proximity to surgical and interventional services to minimize travel for patients in need of emergent care. And, if a stay is required, all of the rooms will be single-patient to enhance privacy, safety and comfort.
“We look forward to providing patients with the high-quality care and compassion Valley is known for, in an advanced health care setting,” Meyers said.
It will be a “smart hospital” that will use the latest technology around care — and sustainability.
The campus will include a sustainable design in which more than 30% of the 40-acre campus will feature open green space, such as gardens, lawns and walking paths. Best practices for energy efficiency, space utilization, water consumption and use of natural light have also been incorporated.