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Awards & Accolades

Gold Achievement Award Granted by American Heart Association for Heart Failure Outcomes
Stony Brook University Hospital has received the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Quality Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes Stony Brook's commitment and success in implementing excellent care for patients with heart failure, according to evidence-based guidelines. To receive the award, Stony Brook achieved 85% or higher adherence for at least 24 months to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients.
15 MDs at Stony Brook Medicine Featured in New York Magazine's Best Doctors Issue, 2017
New York Magazine's 19th annual Best Doctors issue features 15 physicians at Stony Brook Medicine. All were selected from more than 6,000 physicians in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area. A New York City research and information company, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publishes an annual database, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, which lists those whom Castle Connolly has determined to be in the top 10 percent of the region’s physicians.
Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit Earns Beacon Award for Excellence from American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Stony Brook University Heart Institute has earned the silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) for the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit. Stony Brook is one of only eight hospitals in New York State that have units with the Beacon designation.
Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Reaccredits Echocardiography Laboratory for 2013-2016
Stony Brook University Heart Institute has once again received accreditation for the Echocardiography Laboratory from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), making it the only hospital in Suffolk County to be accredited in all three areas of echocardiography.
Heart Failure Center Awarded National Accreditation by The Joint Commission for Management of Advanced Heart Failure
The Heart Failure Center of the Stony Brook University Heart Institute received certification from The Joint Commission for management of advanced heart failure. To receive this accreditation, Stony Brook's heart failure team had to follow specific guidelines that demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement.
Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program Earns National Reaccreditation from The Joint Commission
Stony Brook University Heart Institute was granted reaccreditation for its Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program from The Joint Commission in 2017. The program has been continuously certified by The Joint Commission since Stony Brook became the first accredited VAD program on Long Island in 2011.
Stony Brook Heart Institute's Chest Pain Center Earns Three-Year National Reaccreditation
Stony Brook Heart Institute's Chest Pain Center has earned a three-year reaccreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC). Stony Brook's Chest Pain Center is one of only 10 accredited centers in New York State and was the first on Long Island to receive accreditation in 2005 from the SCPC. It is also the only accredited center on Long Island that provides percutaneous coronary interventions (angioplasty).