Vassar Brothers Medical Center recognized as one of 'America’s 50 Best Hospitals’

Vassar Brothers Medical Center Patient Pavilion


Nuvance Health’s flagship New York hospital receives multiple awards from Healthgrades for quality care

Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC) has been recognized with an America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ for consistently delivering exceptional, comprehensive quality healthcare. This achievement places VBMC in the top 1 percent of all hospitals in the country for quality. This is the fourth consecutive year VBMC has achieved this recognition.

Healthgrades evaluates hospital quality for conditions and procedures to help consumers understand, compare and evaluate hospital performance. To determine America’s Best Hospitals, Healthgrades reviewed clinical quality outcomes for 31 conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide.

“We are thrilled and honored to be recognized with an America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for quality care,” VBMC President Peter Kelly said. “This is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our entire team at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, and we will continue to strive for excellence in patient care and outcomes.”

Other VBMC Healthgrades quality recognitions include:

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2023) — Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery, coronary interventional procedures, heart attack treatment, heart failure treatment, and heart valve surgery. Learn more about the Heart and Vascular Institute.
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery Award™ (2023) — Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, and upper gastrointestinal surgery
  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2023) — Superior clinical outcomes in coronary intervention procedures (angioplasty with stent)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2023) — Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, upper gastrointestinal surgery, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

VBMC is a 350-bed facility that has served New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley since 1887. Located in Poughkeepsie, NY, VBMC has a Level II Trauma center, a cardiothoracic surgery center and the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the region for premature, underweight and critically ill infants. VBMC opened a 752,000-square-foot, eight-level inpatient pavilion with 264 private medical/surgical patient rooms and 30 critical care rooms in January 2021. Learn more about VBMC.

Healthgrades methodology: Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience. Healthgrades analyzes patient outcome data on Medicare medical claims records of the most recent three-year time period available.