Published: August 01, 2023

Andie Jodko, Communications Director
Stamford Health

Stamford Health is Recognized by U.S. News & World Report in 7 Areas

Stamford, CT, August 1, 2023 –Today, U.S. News & World Report (USNWR), an authority on hospital rankings, released its “Best Hospitals 2023-2024” rankings. Stamford Hospital was recognized as a High Performing Hospital in six areas: heart attack, heart failure, hip fracture, hip replacement, knee replacement, and stroke care. Additionally, they were recognized in one of ten eligible specialties for their expertise in orthopedics. This was the highest number of recognitions Stamford Health has received since the inception of this ratings program. Stamford Health’s High-Performing recognition was driven by favorable outcomes in each of the six specialties, as well as good performance in service volumes, readmission rates, outcomes, pertinent care technologies, and specialized personnel.

“I am so proud of our team for earning USNWR recognition,” said Kathleen Silard, President & CEO of Stamford Health. “These achievements reflect Stamford Health’s commitment to providing expert, compassionate care to the communities we serve,” added Silard.

“I am especially grateful for all our staff who work every day providing high-quality care that makes recognitions like this one possible,” remarked Rohit Bhalla, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs & Quality, and Chief Clinical & Quality Officer of Stamford Health. “It builds on other recent recognitions including an “A” safety grade from the Leapfrog Group, Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and Gold Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care by Planetree International,” added Bhalla.

“I credit the tremendous dedication of our physicians, and clinical and support staff, who all contribute to the success of these programs,” added Rod Acosta, MD, Chief Physician Executive, and President and CEO of Stamford Health Medical Group. “Each has been recognized over the years for exceptional patient care with a keen focus on safety and quality,” said Acosta.

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), in collaboration with Stamford Health, introduced the premier center for advanced orthopedic care in 2017. HSS has been ranked number one in orthopedics for the 14th consecutive year. In the specialty of cancer, Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, with whom Stamford Health has a collaborative relationship through the Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center, was recognized as the top cancer hospital in New England. New York Presbyterian Columbia/Cornell, with whom Stamford Health has a partnership for cardiac surgery, was rated third in the New York Metro area in Cardiology and Heart Surgery. New York Presbyterian Columbia/Cornell and Brigham and Women’s Hospital were both recognized USNWR’s “National Honor Roll.”

About Stamford Health

Stamford Health is a non-profit independent health care system with more than 3,800 employees committed to caring for the community through a wide range of high-quality health and wellness services. Patients and their families receive expert, compassionate care through the system’s 305-bed Stamford Hospital; Stamford Health Medical Group, with more than 40 offices in lower Fairfield County offering primary and specialty care; a growing number of ambulatory locations across the region; and support through the Stamford Hospital Foundation.

Stamford Health is known for its expert, person-centered care through its many recognitions and partnerships. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Stamford Hospital as a High-Performing Hospital. The Leapfrog Group awarded Stamford Hospital an “A” for patient safety. The American Nurses Credentialing Center has granted Stamford Hospital Magnet Status, which recognizes superior patient care with the highest level of safety, quality, and patient satisfaction. Stamford Health is Planetree Gold-Certified for Excellence in Person-Centered Care and is a Certified™ Great Place to Work.

Stamford Health is a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and offers treatment and expertise from Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s nationally recognized heart surgeons. Stamford Health and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have created a premier center for specialty orthopedic care right in Stamford, Connecticut. Stamford Health’s Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center has a robust collaboration with Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center.

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