Experts in Medicine, Leaders in Care

Catholic Health is an integrated system encompassing some of the region’s finest health and human services agencies. The health system has nearly 16,000 employees, six acute care hospitals, three nursing homes, a home health service, hospice and a network of physician practices.

Under the sponsorship of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Catholic Health serves hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders each year, providing care that extends from the beginning of life to helping people live their final years in comfort, grace and dignity.

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Annual Report 2023

Catholic Health is unique, being the only faith-based health care system serving Long Island. We come to our work out of a true sense of mission, seeing every patient we care for in their totality—the body, mind and spirit. We are guided each day by our governing vision and values. 

 

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Our History & Honors

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Catholic Health provides nationally recognized, award-winning care at our hospitals and continuing care facilities across Long Island.

  • Rated among the top 10 hospitals in the region by U.S. News & World Report. (2024-2025) 
  • Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in Heart & Vascular for the 17th year. (2024-2025)
  • Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in seven other adult specialties: Diabetes & Endocrinology; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Pulmonology & Lung Surgery; Orthopedics; Neurology & Neurosurgery; and Urology. (2024-2025)
  • Rated by U.S. News & World Report as High Performing in 16 common adult procedures and conditions: Aortic Valve Surgery; Heart Bypass Surgery; Heart Failure; Colon Cancer Surgery; COPD; Diabetes; Heart Attack; Hip Replacement; Hip Fracture; Kidney Failure; Knee Replacement; Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma; Lung Cancer Surgery; Pneumonia; Stroke; and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. (2024-2025)
  • Named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for achievements in patient safety and quality. (2023)
  • Earned 23rd “A” Grade for Safety by the Leapfrog Group in Washington (spring 2024), the most of any hospital in New York State since Leapfrog started safety scoring. 
  • The Emergency Nurses Association has recognized the hospital's Emergency Department with a Lantern Award for demonstrating exceptional and innovative performance in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. (2024)
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC) accreditation as a chest pain center with resuscitation—one of only two hospitals on Long Island with this accreditation. (2023)
  • Received The American College of Cardiology (ACC) HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence designation in both 2023 and 2024.
  • Recognized with three stars for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). (2023)
  • Received a 5-Star rating for patient satisfaction from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the fourth year in a row. (July 2023)
  • Holds the Joint Commission's Disease-Specific Care Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. (2022)
  • Recognized with three stars from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS): aortic valve replacement (AVR); coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG); mitral valve repair and replacement (MVRR); MVRR & CABG; and AVR & CABG. (2022)
  • Earned Magnet designation for nursing excellence four times in a row, the only hospital in Nassau County to hold that honor so consistently. (2020)
  • Recognized by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for having one of the top nurse-patient communication scores in New York State. (2022)
  • Rated by U.S. News & World Report as High-Performing in COPD and Heart Failure. (2024-2025)
  • Holds the prestigious Magnet designation for excellence in nursing. Only nine percent of hospitals throughout the U.S. hold this honor. 
  • One of seven hospitals nationwide to receive Three-Year Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer for six consecutive surveys spanning 18 years.
  • First hospital on Long Island to be designated a Comprehensive Stroke Center by both the Joint Commission and NYS DOH.
  • Only Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center on the south shore of Long Island.
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognition: Get with the Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite, Advanced Therapy and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll. (2024)
  • Received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Spine Surgery Certification.
  • In 2009, the hospital's Breast Health Center became the second facility of its kind in New York State to receive a three-year/full accreditation designation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
  • Administered by the American College of Surgeons, NAPBC accreditation is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of breast care. Reaccredited in 2012, 2015, 2018 and again in 2022, the center earned the highest scores from the NAPBC for best outcomes in prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship, and for providing individualized supportive services for women at all stages of breast cancer.
  • Two intensive care units (ICU) have earned the silver-level Beacon Award for Nursing Excellence: Medical ICU and Cardiothoracic ICU.
  • Granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the area(s) of Adult Transesophageal and Adult Transthoracic.
  • Accredited as a Geriatric Emergency Department by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
  • Accredited by the Surgical Review Corporation Center for Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
  • Rated by U.S. News & World Report as High Performing in Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement. (2024-2025)
  • Earned “A” Grade for Safety by the Leapfrog Group in Washington (spring 2024).
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Award for outstanding stroke care and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Recognition (2024).
  • Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Disease-Specific Program—Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Programs.
  • Joint Commission Advanced Certification Disease Specific Program—Stroke.
  • Joint Commission Advanced Certification Disease Specific Program—Palliative Care.
  • Cancer Program Received Commission on Cancer (COC) Accreditation.
  • Accredited as a Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Qualifications by Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSQIP) of the American College of Surgeons.
  • Rated by U.S. News & World Report as High Performing in Heart Failure, Kidney Failure and Pneumonia. (2024-2025)
  • Accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s largest standards-setting, accrediting body in health care.
  • Holds Joint Commission Accreditation for disease-specific care—Stroke.
  • Holds Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Program Specific Diseases—Palliative Care. 
  • Designated Bariatric Center of Excellence by The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
  • Designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
  • Accredited by the American College of Radiology in MRI, CT, ultrasound, ultrasound breast, ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, ultrasound vascular, mammography and stereotactic breast biopsy.

Well-Established History of Caring for Long Islanders

Catholic Health was founded in 1997 by the Diocese of Rockville Centre and encompasses facilities and services that originated as charitable institutions under the sponsorship of religious sponsors. Reaching back more than a century, various congregations of women religious shared a profound commitment to helping those in need on Long Island:

  • Toward the end of the 19th century, four Sisters of St. Dominic traveled from Germany to serve the needs of immigrants, soon establishing a school, an orphanage and two hospitals. In 1894, they opened a convalescent home, known today as Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitation.
  • The Daughters of Wisdom, originally from France, founded St. Charles Hospital in 1907 and Good Samaritan University Hospital in 1959.
  • Three nuns from the Congregation of the Infant Jesus began nursing the sick poor in 1905, and that work eventually grew into Nursing Sisters Home Care, which—now known as Catholic Health Home Care—became part of Catholic Health in 1998. Often referred to as the Nursing Sisters of the Sick Poor, this congregation also founded Mercy Hospital, the very first Catholic hospital in Nassau County, in 1913.
  • St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center was founded by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary in 1922. By 1949, St. Francis Hospital was the largest hospital in the U.S. dedicated to pediatric cardiac care and today is one of the nation’s leading cardiac centers.
  • St. Catherine of Siena Hospital joined Catholic Health in 2000, and St. Joseph Hospital became part of the system in 2010.
  • Our Continuing Care Division also comprises Good Samaritan Nursing & Rehabilitation, St. Catherine of Siena Nursing & Rehabilitation and Good Shepherd Hospice.

Community Health

Catholic Health offers free wellness events and free health screenings across Long Island.