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The Valley Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades for excellence in women’s care.
“Take a deep breath and hold it.” With that simple instruction, The Department of Radiation Oncology at Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care is helping patients with breast cancer protect their heart health.
The Valley Hospital is pleased to offer 3D mammography, also known as digital breast tomosynthesis, to all patients at the Breast Imaging Center.
Valley Health System has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ re-accreditation for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees by offering healthy workplace initiatives as well as access to quality cancer prevention and treatment services.
For the fourth consecutive year, The Valley Hospital has been named a Women’s Choice Award® recipient as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care, acknowledging Valley’s dedication to providing exceptional patient care and cancer treatment care for women and their families.
The Valley Hospital is pleased to be one of the first hospitals in the United States to offer the Leksell Gamma Knife Icon -- noninvasive, radiosurgical technology for the treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors and neurological conditions in the brain.
Two great institutions affiliate for cancer care and "create a whole that's more than the sum of its parts," according to Ephraim Casper, Director, Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care.

The Valley Hospital has once again been granted a three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. First earning NAPBC approval in 2011, this is the third full NAPBC accreditation for Valley’s comprehensive Breast Center, a critical component to the hospital's Blumenthal Cancer Center.
The Valley Hospital will build a new, state-of-the-art hospital in Paramus, announced Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of The Valley Hospital and Valley Health System.  Meyers, who was joined by members of Valley’s Board of Trustees, elected officials, and community leaders in making the announcement, said the new facility will allow Valley to meet the long-term healthcare needs of northern New Jersey and ensures that residents have access to the highest quality of care.  
Meg McCluskey wanted to do something meaningful in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and that she did.
The Valley Hospital is proud to be among New Jersey's Safest Hospitals.

The Valley Hospital is pleased to announce that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Wound Care, bringing their total number of Gold Seals to 14.
Many patients diagnosed with prostate cancer can benefit from "active surveillance" rather than immediate treatment, according to Howard Frey, M.D., Medical Director of The Valley Hospital Urologic Oncology Center. 

Breast surgeons Laura Klein, M.D., and Tihesha Wilson, M.D., provide tips for conducting a breast self exam. 

Valley is pleased to announce the appointment of Ephraim Casper, M.D., as the new Valley Health-Mount Sinai Director of Comprehensive Cancer Care.
 

Breast surgeons Laura Klein, M.D., and Tihesha Wilson, M.D., provide tips for conducting a breast self exam.
 

The Valley Hospital has received a full, four-year accreditation from the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO) Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx®). Valley’s cancer program holds the distinction of being the only one in New Jersey, and 1 of 7 in the country, to receive this accreditation. 

For the third consecutive year, The Valley Hospital has earned the Women’s Choice Award®  as one of America’s Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment. 

The Valley Hospital has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the region, ranking as the fifth best hospital in New Jersey and the 14th best hospital in the New York metropolitan area for 2016-2017, according to U.S. News & World Report. 
 

Becker’s Hospital Review has named The Valley Hospital to its 2016 edition of "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.” According to Becker’s, organizations on the 2016 list are leading the way in quality patient care, cancer outcomes and research. 

Valley is pleased to announce the appointment of Ephraim Casper, M.D., as the new Valley Health-Mount Sinai Director of Comprehensive Cancer Care.
 

Valley Health System is pleased to announce the appointment of Ephraim Casper, M.D., FACP, as the Valley – Mount Sinai Director of Comprehensive Cancer Care.  
 
There are more women in health care leadership roles in New Jersey than ever before, including Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of Valley Health System. NJBIZ recently spoke to the state's female health care leaders on various topics.
 

The Valley Hospital has been recognized with the Healthgrades 2016 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ for providing outstanding performance in gynecologic surgery.  This distinction places Valley’s Gynecologic Surgery program in the top 5 percent of hospitals evaluated for gynecologic surgery in 2016 by Healthgrades.  
The Valley Hospital is pleased to announce it is the first hospital in the area to acquire the next generation in robotic surgical technology, the da Vinci® Xi Surgical System. This cutting-edge surgical system is the latest addition to the advancements available at The Valley Hospital’s Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery. 
Valley Health System is pleased to announce that it has recently been awarded accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP), making Valley the first and only healthcare organization in New Jersey to receive this distinction.
Valley Health System is pleased to partner with Mount Sinai Health System to offer state-of-the-art, comprehensive cancer care in northern New Jersey. This partnership will enable Valley to provide enhanced inpatient and outpatient cancer services by offering access to an expanded roster of clinical trials and Mount Sinai’s nationally renowned experts in the field of cancer care, and the development of new programs and services.

Valley was the first hospital in New Jersey to offer breast seed localization, a more accurate and patient-friendly procedures to pinpoint and remove small benign and cancerous breast tumors or abnormal breast tissue. 
 

Tips for protecting your skin from sun damage from Valley Medical Group dermatologist Dr. Tamar Zapolanski. 
 
The Valley Hospital has earned the 2016 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience for a fourth consecutive year.  This evidence based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on Medicare data weighed according to the preference of women in a 2016 national survey of 1,000+ female respondents.
Valley Health System has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ re-accreditation for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees and satisfying the latest, comprehensive requirements of the Gold Standard.
 
The Okonite Company has made a second extraordinary commitment of $5 million to The Valley Hospital Foundation in support of the Valley Health System’s Translational and Clinical Research programs. 
The Valley Hospital’s Blumenthal Cancer Center will celebrate all cancer survivors and their caregivers on Saturday, June 25, with a special "Celebration of Life" honoring the personal victories made against cancer.  
For the eighth time, The Valley Hospital has been recognized for its dedication to patient safety by being awarded an ‘A’ grade in the Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital. 
Dr. Tzvi Small, Director of Plastic Surgery at Valley, recently spoke with Pat Farnack on the WCBS Newsradio 880 Health and Well Being Report about a new procedure for breast reconstruction following surgery for breast cancer. 
The breast surgery and reconstructive team at The Valley Hospital is taking the lead in providing new and progressive advances in breast cancer surgery. 
 
The breast surgery and reconstructive team at The Valley Hospital is taking the lead in providing new and progressive advances in breast cancer surgery. 
The Valley Hospital’s cancer program has been honored with the prestigious 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons.  
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. However, it is highly preventable, detectable and treatable. Through proper colorectal screening, doctors can find and remove hidden growths (called “polyps”) in the colon, before they become cancerous. Removing polyps can prevent cancer altogether. 
For the third consecutive year, The Valley Hospital has been named a Women’s Choice Award® recipient as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care, acknowledging Valley’s dedication to providing exceptional patient care and cancer treatment care for women and their families.
Gamma Radiosurgery for Brain Cancer — WCBS Health and Well Being Report
Valley Health System is the first hospital system in Bergen County to join the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) #123 for Equity Pledge to Act to Eliminate Health Care Disparities.  
The Valley Hospital has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.  
Valley employees walked for breast cancer in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.  The annual event took place on Sunday, October 18, at Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park, NJ.
If you are one of the 100 million Americans who experience chronic pain every day, or if you suffer from acute pain caused by an injury or illness, the physicians of the Valley Pain Management Center can offer you options that combine medical expertise with safe, effective integrative therapies.
 
The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has once again awarded a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation Gold Level to the Cancer Program at The Valley Hospital.  
Valley Medical Group congratulates its seven physicians who are included on Inside Jersey magazine’s list of 2015 Top Doctors for Cancer Care. 
The Valley Hospital is pleased to announce that two of its oncologists and a research scientist are helping pave the way to an easier, more accurate, less invasive way to screen for the most common form of lung cancer.  Lung cancer is the most common cancer in men worldwide and the number one cancer killer in the United States.
Researchers at Valley's Okonite Research Center, in collaboration with colleagues from The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, have developed a blood test that they hope will someday help to detect early-stage lung cancer when it's most treatable. 
New research shows that radiosurgery procedures, including gamma knife radiosurgery, may be better than whole brain radiation therapy for patients with brain metastases. 
 
False-positive results on screening mammograms can cause anxiety, says Dr. Laura Klein, Medical Director of Valley's Breast Center. The goal at Valley is to be able one day to provide same-day results that include any additional testing.
3D mammography improves the detection of breast cancer at its earliest stages, says Dr. Jaclyn Calem-Grunat, Director of Breast Imaging at Valley.
Should you seek a second opinion before undergoing treatment or a procedure? Dr. Laura Klein, Director of Valley's Breast Center and a member of Valley Medical Group, discusses the topic with The Record.
Don't ignore chronic heartburn. Untreated, it can lead to a pre-cancerous condition called Barrett's esophagus, Dr. Robert Korst, Medical Director of Valley's Blumenthal Cancer Center, tells The Record.
For the second consecutive time The Valley Hospital has been named a Women’s Choice Award® recipient as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care, acknowledging Valley’s dedication to providing exceptional patient care and cancer treatment care for women and their families.
For the seventh consecutive time, The Valley Hospital has been recognized for its dedication to patient safety by being awarded an A grade in the Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital.  The hospital is also being recognized as a “Straight A’s” hospital, as it has never received a grade lower than an A from the Hospital Safety Score since the Score first launched in June 2012. 
For the second consecutive year, The Valley Hospital has earned the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment.  
(DEC. 19 – New York City / Ridgewood, NJ) Mount Sinai Health System and Valley Health System today announced plans to collaborate on clinical programs, research and educational initiatives. New York City-based Mount Sinai comprises seven hospitals and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Valley Health System, headquartered in Ridgewood, New Jersey, includes The Valley Hospital, Valley Home Care and Valley Medical Group.  
Mount Sinai Health System and Valley Health System have announced plans to collaborate on clinical programs, research and educational initiatives.
Mount Sinai Health System and Valley Health System have announced plans to collaborate on clinical programs, research and educational initiatives.
Radiation oncology is one of the areas of healthcare that is providing hope, comfort and improved survival rates for patients at comprehensive cancer centers in New Jersey.
There are steps you can take to reduce your risk for breast cancer.
Laura Klein, M.D., Medical Director of The Valley Hospital Breast Center, discussed the importance of regular breast cancer screening with The Star-Ledger.
The Valley Hospital is proud to announce the opening of The Center for Advanced Gastrointestinal GI Diseases for the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant tumors and other conditions of the GI system, including those affecting the pancreas, liver and bile ducts (hepatobiliary), stomach, esophagus, small intestine, colon/rectum, and appendix. 
Dr. Lauren Levy, Associate Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Valley, discusses the benefits of 3-D mammography.
For women, hair loss is one of the most dreaded side effects of chemotherapy. But there is good news: the options for fashionable head coverings are increasing.
To mark Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Howard Frey, M.D., Medical Director of Valley's Urologic Oncology Center, spoke to the Star-Ledger about the value of PSA testing.
Melanoma Symposium
The Valley Hospital is pleased to announce that it has earned an impressive 12 Gold Seals of Approval™ for healthcare quality from the Joint Commission, placing it among an elite group of hospitals to achieve this number of Disease-Specific Care Certifications. 
The Valley Hospital’s Daniel & Gloria Blumenthal Cancer Center continues to offer patients with cancer the latest advancements in radiation oncology, as evidenced by the TrueBeam™ radiotherapy system. 
The Valley Hospital was recently named a Women’s Choice Award® recipient as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care, acknowledging Valley’s dedication to providing exceptional patient care and cancer treatment care for women and their families.
Valley thanks the many employees, doctors, family members, volunteers and former patients who participated in a number of events during the weekend of June 7!
Iris Kopeloff, M.D., Co-Director of The Valley Hospital’s Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center.
On Sunday, June 8, more than 200 cancer survivors and their guests joined The Valley Hospital’s Oncology Team for a special 25th Anniversary “Celebration of Life” to commemorate national Cancer Survivors Day. The event was held at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes. Bergen County Freeholder James J. Tedesco, III, of Paramus, who is himself a cancer survivor, was a special guest speaker, along with Ginny Campbell, a resident of River Edge.
Verona High School Students recently visited The Valley Hospital’s Blumenthal Cancer Center in Paramus to distribute “Hearts of Hope" to patients completing their chemotherapy infusion treatments.
The Valley Hospital has launched a new initiative to improve its melanoma and skin cancer preventative care services through MoleSafe, an advanced melanoma detection and surveillance program, at its Blumenthal Cancer Center, located at One Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, NJ.  Valley is the first hospital in Bergen County to offer MoleSafe’s state-of-the-art, comprehensive program. 
The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and The Valley Hospital today announced a collaborative research project that could be the beginning of a paradigm shift in how Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) is treated. DCIS, also referred to as Stage 0 breast cancer, begins in the lining of a milk duct and is often diagnosed on a mammogram as microcalcification; however, these markers are only present in a small portion of the disease. 
The Valley Hospital has been granted a three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.  First earning NAPBC approval in 2011, this is the second full NAPBC accreditation for Valley’s comprehensive Breast Center, a critical component to the hospital's Blumenthal Cancer Center.
The Valley Hospital recently held a symposium on palliative care for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals. The symposium, titled “Palliative Care in Oncology 2013:  Contemporary Management Issues,” provided an overview of the state-of-the art of palliative care for patients diagnosed with cancer.
Anusak Yiengpruksawan, M.D., a surgical oncologist and Director of The Valley Hospital Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, recently participated via video teleconference in the Asia-Pacific Advanced Network’s 36th Meeting, held August 19 to 23 at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Daejon, Korea.
July 23, 2013 – Valley Health System of Ridgewood, NJ, is leading by example when it comes to promoting workplace wellness and encouraging healthier behavior.  The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recently accredited Valley Health System with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™.  The Gold Standard recognizes their efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for their employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.
Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she carried a mutation (alteration) in a gene that put her at an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer highlighted a complex dilemma for women with family histories of breast or ovarian cancer.  At issue: a mutation in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene increases the risk of developing breast cancer by as much as 87 percent, and the risk for ovarian cancer by up to 44 percent.
The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has once again awarded a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the Cancer Program at The Valley Hospital.
Drs. William Burke and Noah Goldman just returned from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, where the results of a new scientific study were released with important implications for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Research has shown that distress can compromise the recovery process for a patient diagnosed with cancer. It can interfere with a patient’s ability to cope with the rigors of cancer therapy, lessen motivation to complete treatment, and even impact on the body's ability to effectively fight disease.
Surgeons at The Valley Hospital are at the forefront of using minimally invasive robotic techniques to treat such conditions as pancreatic, thoracic and gynecologic cancers, and have pioneered the use of the da Vinci System in complex abdominal, liver, and prostate surgical procedures.
The Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) and its affiliate, the Medical Korea Council in America recently visited Valley’s Blumenthal Cancer Center to meet with key members of Valley’s burgeoning research program to discuss research projects that Valley has undertaken in the field of cancer and cardiology.
The Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand (RCST) conferred the Honorary Fellowship of the RCST on The Valley Hospital’s Anusak Yiengpruksawan, M.D., during its 37th annual Scientific Congress, held in Pattaya, Thailand.
The Valley Hospital is pleased to announce that Tihesha L. Wilson, M.D., F.A.C.S., has joined the staff of The Valley Hospital as a specialist in Minimally Invasive Oncologic Breast Surgery. Dr. Wilson, who will serve as Assistant Medical Director of The Valley Hospital Breast Center, joins breast surgeon and Breast Center Medical Director Laura Klein, M.D., in practice.
The Valley Hospital’s Center for Prostate Cancer has expanded the number of cancers treated under its integrated, multidisciplinary approach and is now called the Urologic Oncology Center.
The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, and the laboratory of Qihong Huang, M.D., Ph.D., at The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, have signed an agreement to collaborate on research that may lead to new diagnostic tests for a variety of cancers.
The Valley Hospital Valley is the first hospital in northern New Jersey to offer the latest breast imaging technology -- 3D breast tomosynthesis for breast cancer detection. Also known as 3D mammography, this technology has the potential to improve cancer detection and reduce false-positive findings.
 
News from The Daniel & Gloria Blumenthal Cancer Center
Valley Recognized for Excellence in Women’s Care Thu, Jul 27, 2017

The Valley Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades for excellence in women’s care.

Hold Your Breath and Spare Your Heart Wed, Jul 19, 2017

“Take a deep breath and hold it.” With that simple instruction, The Department of Radiation Oncology at Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care is helping patients with breast cancer protect their heart health.

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