One of America's Best for Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Care and Coronary Intervention

Healthgrades has named Stony Brook University Hospital as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™, one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ for seven consecutive years and one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for eight consecutive years.

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Top-Rated Quality of Care

Every year, Healthgrades — a leading online resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems — evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

“This well-deserved recognition is a reflection of Stony Brook University Heart Institute's quality cardiac care, and its important role in enhancing the lives of our patients, their families and the community,” says Hal Paz, MD, Executive Vice President, Health Sciences, Stony Brook University. 

“This national recognition exemplifies the Heart Institute's dedication to delivering the highest standards of care to our patients — whether a cardiac emergency or an existing condition,” says Carol Gomes, Chief Executive Officer, Stony Brook University Hospital. 


Raising the Bar for Cardiac Care

"Being recognized as among America's 50 best for cardiac surgery coupled with the recent top three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons demonstrates our collective commitment to bringing the best in heart care to Long Island," says Henry J. Tannous, MD, Co-Director, Heart Institute, Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery and General T.F. Cheng Chair, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University. 

"At Stony Brook University Heart Institute, we are dedicated to continuously raising the bar for cardiac diagnosis and treatment so that Long Islanders benefit," says Hal Skopicki, MD, PhD, Co-Director, Heart Institute, Chief, Cardiology and Ambassador Charles A. Gargano Chair, Cardiology, Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University. "We are pleased to be consistently recognized on a national and regional basis for what matters most — delivering excellence in outcomes and quality of life to our patients with heart disease."

Stony Brook University Hospital was also recently recognized by the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Recent strides by the Heart Institute include the opening of its Cardiac Catheterization (Cath) and Electrophysiology (EP) Advanced Multifunctional Laboratory, bringing more advanced cardiac diagnosis and treatment to patients. The Heart Institute also added the Center for Advanced Lipid (Cholesterol) Management, the first of its kind in Suffolk County.  


Clinical Achievements to Benefit All Patients

Stony Brook University Hospital was also recognized by Healthgrades for the following clinical achievements:

  •       America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award for 3 years in a row (2019-2021)
  •       Cardiac Care Excellence Award for 8 years in a row (2015-2022)
  •       Coronary Intervention Excellence Award for 8 years in a row (2015-2022)
  •       Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award for 2 years in a row (2021-2022)
  •       Neuroscience Excellence Award for 7 years in a row (2016-2022)
  •       Stroke Care Excellence Award for 7 years in a row (2016-2022)
  •       Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award for 3 years in a row (2020-2022)