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The Valley Hospital Earns an “A” for Patient Safety

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Ridgewood NJ, The Valley Hospital is proud to have been recognized with an “A” grade for patient safety for the thirteenth time from The Leapfrog Group‘s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. Valley was one of 855 hospitals to receive an “A,” ranking it among the safest hospitals in the United States.

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Ridgewood Fire Department use the “Jaws of Life” to Extricate the Driver from Friday Evening Crash

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Fire Department personnel used the “Jaws of Life” to extricate the driver of a dark colored SUV from her vehicle following a Friday evening, 11/02 crash at the intersection of South Monroe Street and West Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood. Ridgewood EMS transported two (2) victims of the crash to The Valley Hospital. All injuries were reported to be non life threatening in nature. Ridgewood PD also responded. At least one (1) vehicle was removed from the scene by a tow truck.

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Three Vehicle Collision In Glen Rock Sends Two to Valley Hospital

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Glen Rock NJ, A three (3) vehicle Saturday evening, 10/27, collision at the intersection of Ackerman Avenue and Rock Road, Glen Rock resulted in two (2) individuals being transported by ambulances to The Valley Hospital. All injuries were reported to be non life threatening in nature. Glen Rock Police and Glen Rock EMS responded to the incident. One (1) of the vehicles wound up on the front lawn of single family home located in the 500 block of Rock Road. All three (3) vehicles involved in the crash were towed from the scene.

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Valley Hospital Settles Suit with Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey

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Ridgewood NJ, the Valley Hospital has settled with Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey the day before a trial was set to begin on allegations that the insurer pushed smaller community hospitals out of the market, according to NJ.com.

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The Valley Hospital Named one of America’s Best Breast Centers for Fifth Consecutive Year

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Ridgewood NJ, For a fifth 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. This recognition places Valley in the top 8 percent of U.S. hospitals offering breast care services.

According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, and it is the second leading cause of cancer death in women.

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Tuesday afternoon Collision Shuts Down Route 17 South Bound

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Saddle River NJ, Saddle River Police investigated a Tuesday afternoon, 10/16, three (3) vehicle crash that resulted in the temporary closure of two (2) travel lanes on Route 17 southbound near East Allendale Avenue, Saddle River. Two (2) occupants of a white colored 4-door sedan were transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital with non life threatening injuries. The drivers of a box truck and tractor trailer involved in the collision were uninjured. All three (3) damaged vehicles were removed from the scene by separate tow trucks.

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Construction Worker Plunges 25 feet Through Skylight in Fair Lawn

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Fair Lawn NJ, A construction worker sustained life threatening traumatic injuries after falling through a roof mounted skylight and landing on a concrete floor 22-25 feet below. The incident occurred at Glen Toyota, 23-07 Maple Avenue, Fair Lawn at approximately 12 noon on Sunday, 10/14. Fair Lawn Police officers forced entry into the commercial building in order to aid the victim. He was rushed to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center by ambulance, which was supported by a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital. No other workers on the scene were injured in the incident.

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NJ Transit Bus and Vehicle Collide at the intersection of West Glen Avenue and North Monroe Street in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, A Subaru Forester collided with a NJ Transit bus at the intersection of West Glen Avenue and North Monroe Street, Ridgewood, early Friday morning, 10/12. It was NJ Transit route 163. Their were no passengers on the bus at the time. Both drivers sustained non life threatening injuries. One (1) driver was transported to The Valley Hospital for treatment, the other refused medical aid. The Subaru sustained heavy front end damage and was removed from the scene by a tow truck. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire Department, and Ridgewood EMS responded to the incident. Ridgewood FD personnel attended to a significant crash related fluid spill.

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Driver Taken to Valley Hospital after Collision with Tree in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, The adult female driver of a 4-door Buick Century was transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital following a single vehicle crash in the 200 block of North Monroe Street, Ridgewood on Wednesday afternoon, 10/03. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood EMS, and Ridgewood Fire Department responded to aid the victim. Fire department personnel also attended to a crash related fluid spill. A hydraulic lift tow truck hauled the wrecked Buick away from the scene.

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Skateboarder Struck by Vehicle at the Intersection of East Ridgewood Avenue and Hope Street, Ridgewood shortly after 8:30 PM

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Ridgewood NJ, A male skateboarder was struck by vehicle at the intersection of East Ridgewood Avenue and Hope Street, Ridgewood shortly after 8:30 PM on Saturday, 09/29. Ridgewood Police units were assisted at the scene by two (2) Glen Rock Police officers. The victim was conscious and alert following impact. He appeared to have sustained a head injury and was transported by a Ridgewood ambulance to The Valley Hospital. The driver involved in the incident remained at the scene and was cooperating with police officers. No word yet on whether any summonses were issued in connection with the crash. Several witnesses to the incident were being interviewed at the scene by police. Ridgewood Fire Department assisted in the provision of care to the victim.