The Valley Hospital is a fully accredited, acute care, not-for-profit hospital serving more than 440,000 people in 32 towns in Bergen County and adjoining communities. Valley has earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. Its current licensed capacity is 451 beds. In 2007, 48,282 individuals were admitted to Valley, 66,553 people were treated in the Emergency Department and 3,286 babies were born. According to the most recent statistics available, Valley is the second busiest hospital in the state of New Jersey, based on admissions.

Valley is a leader in the field of cardiology services. The Valley Columbia Heart Center, a program of The Valley Hospital, the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, offers a full range of diagnostic and interventional cardiac treatment services, including cardiac surgery, coronary angioplasty and electrophysiology studies. In 2007, the Center received a 3-star rating, the highest designation of quality and clinical excellence from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Certified by the American College of Surgeons as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program, Valley is known for its centers specializing in the diagnosis, care and treatment of prostate, breast, and lung cancer, as well as its surgical oncology program and its comprehensive oncology clinical trials program. In 2006, the cancer program was awarded Disease-Specific Care Certification from the Joint Commission. Valley was the first hospital in New Jersey to receive this certification.

The hospital is also known for its maternity service, The Center for Childbirth, which welcomes more than 3,000 babies into the world each year -- and its state of New Jersey-designated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit overseen by four neonatologists. Valley's Maternal Fetal Medicine Program provides care to women at medical risk.

Additional Valley services include a nationally recognized Stroke Center, a Same Day Surgery Center, a state-of-the-art Critical Care Service, a comprehensive Breast Center, an outpatient chronic dialysis program, a Pediatric service that includes an intensive care unit, the Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Center, The Center for Sleep Medicine, and The Center for Bariatric Surgery.

Valley has received many national awards and recognitions, including the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence Silver Level, from Quality New Jersey and the Magnet Award from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Magnet Award is the nursing professions highest honor.

Valley has been recognized four times for service excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital ProgramSM. The Emergency Department has also been recognized for its strong commitment to providing an “Outstanding Emergency Department Service Experience.”

In 2006, The Valley Hospital was named to the Leapfrog Group's Top Hospitals List, based on the results from the Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey. In 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, Valley Health System, which includes The Valley Hospital, Valley Home Care and Valley Health Medical Group, was named one of the 50 Best Places to Work in New Jersey.

For more information on Valley's services, please call 1 (800) VALLEY1, (1-800-825-5391), go to www.valleyhealth.com, or send an e-mail to webinfo@valleyhealth.com. To reach the hospital directly, please call (201) 447-8000.

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