University HealthCare Alliance

August 18, 2020

Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare Honored with Numerous Awards

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.

U.S. News & World Report named Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare the No. 37 hospital in California — No. 7 in the Bay Area — with high performance in colon cancer, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  

Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare also recently received the following accolades:

  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded the hospital five stars, an honor given to less than 10% of hospitals in the U.S.
  • The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that measures safety and quality of hospitals, issued the hospital an A, a grade received by a third of U.S. hospitals.
  • Newsweek named Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare one of the best maternity hospitals in the nation.
  • The American Heart Association gave the hospital a Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award, the highest recognition possible in the first year of a medical center’s stroke program, for treatment that adheres to national evidence-based standards.
  • 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.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield designated the hospital Blue Distinction Center Plus for its expertise and cost efficiency in 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.

These accolades reflect Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare’s continuing improvement toward a goal of delivering world-class health care, research, and medical education to the greater East Bay. 

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