Catholic Health earns high marks from U.S. News & World Report

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Catholic Health’s St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center has again been ranked one of the top hospitals in the country in the latest U.S. News & World Report results.

The hospital is nationally ranked in five adult specialties — Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery and Orthopedics. St. Francis was also rated among the top 10 hospitals in the region, ranking No. 6 in New York and No. 6 in the New York Metropolitan Area.

Catholic Health’s Good Samaritan Hospital was ranked #28 (tie) in New York and tied for No. 27 in the New York Metro Area. The West Islip hospital earned recognition as high performing for aortic valve surgery, COPD, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure and stroke.

“The patient care teams at Catholic Health again demonstrated their commitment to serving our patients and delivering quality care in a safe environment,” said Catholic Health President and CEO Patrick M. O’Shaughnessy. “St. Francis continues to strengthen its position as a leader in cardiology while also earning national recognition in areas such as neurology and orthopedics. We are also moving forward with strategic plans to expand services at Good Samaritan Hospital to make it the hospital of choice along the South Shore.”

St. Francis was also recognized by U.S. News as high performing nationally in three adult specialties: cancer, pulmonology & lung surgery and urology.

The Roslyn hospital was ranked as high performing in 15 common adult procedures and conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, back surgery (spinal fusion), heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hip fracture, hip replacement, kidney failure, knee replacement, pneumonia, stroke and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

“We have always taken pride in earning high marks for the care we offer our community, but this year’s accolades from U.S. News are particularly gratifying,” said St. Franci Hospital President Charles Lucore,. “In the face of the most challenging health care crisis in decades, the team at St. Francis continued to provide our patients with the quality care they expect and deserve.”

St. Catherine of Siena Hospital in Smithtown earned high-performance ratings for COPD, heart failure and kidney failure. St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage was ranked as high performing for heart failure, COPD and kidney failure. Mercy Hospital in Rockville Centre earned high-performance ratings for COPD and kidney failure.

St. Catherine of Siena Nursing & Rehabilitation in Smithtown and Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitation in West Islip were rated by U.S. News in its 2020-2021 survey as high performing for short-term rehabilitation.

Now in its 32nd year, the annual Best Hospitals report from U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. According to U.S. News, the rankings are designed to help patients make more informed health care decisions. The methodologies are based largely on objective measures such as patient survival, volume and quality of nursing among other care-related indicators.



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