Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare Provides Award-Winning Care

Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare in Pleasanton, California, has been recognized by numerous rating and accrediting organizations for quality and safety, as well as for excellence in several specialties, according to a recent press release. U.S. News & World Report named Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare the number 37 hospital in California and number 7 in the Bay Area with high performance in treating colon cancer, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

“This is a tremendous step forward for our organization and for our community, and it represents amazing progress on the journey that we are on to become the finest community-based, academic-affiliated health system in the United States,” according to Rick Shumway, President and CEO of Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare, which has its main campus immediately adjacent to Hacienda and supporting facilities within Hacienda. “This recognition only comes with a tremendous amount of hard work, dedication, and commitment to our patients.”

Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare also received additional accolades recently. They include the hospital being awarded five stars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This honor is given to less than 10% of hospitals in the United States. The hospital was given an A grade, a grade received by only a third of US hospitals, by the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that measures safety and quality of hospitals.

Newsweek named Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare one of the best maternity hospitals in the nation, while the American Heart Association gave the hospital a Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. This award, for treatment that adheres to national evidence-based standards, is the highest recognition possible in the first year of a medical center’s stroke program. The American College of Radiology has designated the hospital a lung cancer screening center in recognition of its safe and effective imaging for detection of lung cancer.

Moreover, Blue Cross Blue Shield has designated the hospital as a Blue Distinction Center Plus for its expertise and efficiency in delivering bariatric surgery. In addition, the hospital was selected to participate in the National Institutes of Health’s Adaptive Covid-19 Treatment Trials to evaluate leading therapeutics for Covid-19. All of these accolades reflect Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare’s continuing improvement toward a goal of delivering world-class health care to the greater East Bay.

“Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare strives for excellence in clinical care, research, and education,” according to David Svec, MD, Chief Medical Officer. “We are thrilled by these results and achievements from our providers and staff. The awards show all the work and dedication to deliver world-class health care in the East Bay for our patients and families. We will continue to focus on delivering outstanding clinical results, innovative programs and therapies, and leading education programs.”

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