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ACC HeartCARE™ Center designation

Catholic Health’s St. Francis Hospital and Heart Center® has been awarded the nationally recognized  HeartCARE Center™ designation by The American College of Cardiology (ACC), the only ACC HeartCARE™ Center designation in the area, including the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island and Westchester.  
First launched in 2018, the designation is awarded by the ACC to hospitals who have achieved several ACC accreditations and participate in the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) program. The award recognizes and showcases the caliber of care delivered at St. Francis Hospital. 
St. Francis Hospital and Heart Center® received the HeartCARE Center™ National Distinction of Excellence based on meeting accreditation criteria, and through their ongoing performance registry reporting. St. Francis Hospital is the only hospital on Long Island with ACC Cardiac Catheterization Lab accreditation and the only ACC certified TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) program on Long Island.  Additionally, St. Francis Hospital is one of only two hospitals on Long Island to have ACC accreditation as a chest pain center with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
Hospitals and health systems that have earned an ACC HeartCARE Center™ designation have met a set of criteria, including participating in at least two ACC Accreditation Services programs, with a focus on improving safety and patient experience.  
“The HeartCARE Center™ designation from the ACC demonstrates the commitment to consistent, high-quality cardiovascular care through comprehensive process improvement, disease and procedure-specific accreditation, professional excellence, and community engagement,” said Dr. Charles Lucore, President, St. Francis Hospital. 
The HeartCARE Center™ distinction is the latest of many St. Francis Hospital is proud to achieve, including a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, its 21st Leapfrog “A” score, and being ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top hospitals in the country (2022–23) and #6 for all of New York State and the Metro Area.

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