Catholic Health’s St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® has again been ranked one of the top hospitals in the country, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. In addition, Catholic Health’s Good Samaritan University Hospital received national recognition and secured high rankings in multiple specialty areas.
St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® is nationally ranked in eight adult specialties, an increase from five in previous years, including: Heart & Vascular; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Pulmonology & Lung Surgery; and Urology. St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® was also rated among the top 10 hospitals in the region, ranking #6 (tied) in New York State and #6 (tied) in the New York Metropolitan Area.
The Roslyn-based hospital was ranked as high-performing in cancer (adult specialty) and 16 common adult procedures and conditions: aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, heart attack, hip replacement, hip fracture, kidney failure, knee replacement, leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma, pneumonia, prostate cancer surgery, stroke and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
“Our staff excels in providing the highest quality of care to our patients,” said St. Francis Hospital President Charles Lucore, M.D., MBA. “This national recognition we receive year-after-year reflects our commitment to our patients and community in offering excellent care in a safe environment. We take great pride in raising the bar of care for our Long Island community with these outstanding national rankings. Ultimately, our patients are the ones who benefit from these achievements.”
Catholic Health’s Good Samaritan University Hospital also received national recognition and secured high rankings in multiple specialty areas. The West Islip-based hospital is nationally ranked in the adult specialty of Obstetrics & Gynecology and earned recognition as high performing for congestive heart failure, diabetes and stroke.
“This important national recognition represents our steadfast commitment to the patients and communities we serve,” said Good Samaritan University Hospital President, Ruth E. Hennessey. “We are dedicated to providing care at the highest level across every specialty and this acknowledgment speaks to our staff’s driving commitment to the health and wellbeing of our patients.”
Other high performance specialties from Catholic Health include:
- St. Catherine of Siena Hospital in Smithtown earned high-performance ratings for heart failure and pneumonia.
- Mercy Hospital in Rockville Centre earned high-performance ratings for diabetes and hip fracture.
- St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson earned a high-performance rating for hip replacement.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our clinical, support and administrative teams across all of the recognized specialties,” said Catholic Health President & CEO Patrick M. O’Shaughnessy, DO, MBA. “Their dedication to excellence is making a difference for our valued patients while also making Catholic Health a nationally recognized health care system.”
Now in its 34th year, the annual Best Hospitals report from U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions. The methodologies are based largely on objective measures such as patient survival, volume and quality of nursing among other care-related indicators.