President & CEO Message

Welcome to Catholic Health Services.

Catholic Health Services (CHS) is the largest faith-based health care system on Long Island, encompassing some of the region’s finest health and human services agencies. With six acute care hospitals, three nursing homes, a home nursing service, hospice, a community-based agency for persons with special needs and a regional lab, CHS offers a wide range of services backed by quality care and delivered by dedicated, compassionate professionals. CHS has earned a place in the top 12% of U.S. hospitals using electronic medical records, as recognized by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and has achieved Stage 6 on the HIMSS Analytics Outpatient EMR Adoption ModelSM. Our hospitals and continuing care programs have garnered other accolades from numerous outside agencies.

St. Francis is top-ranked on Long Island by U.S. News & World Report and has been identified as one of the Best Hospitals in the country for 10 consecutive years. Ranked 16th for cardiology and heart surgery nationwide, St. Francis is also rated among the top 50 in the nation for 2 other adult specialties: gastroenterology & GI surgery and geriatrics (2016–2017). For 12 consecutive years, Good Samaritan—verified as a Level II Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center—has earned the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer's Outstanding Achievement Award, which was also again presented to Mercy, with Three-Year Accreditation with Gold-Level Commendation.

All six CHS hospitals have been awarded the NYS Stroke Center designation, as well as American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association (AHA) Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) recognition. St. Charles holds a place on the AHA’s Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll and earned the GWTG Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. St. Catherine of Siena received the AHA’s Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite recognition, and Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus honors were awarded to St. Joseph. Every CHS hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, with the Gold Seal of Approval®. Maryhaven Center of Hope and St. Charles Hospital are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities. All three CHS nursing homes have been awarded five stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for quality measures, and Our Lady of Consolation was named one of the Best Nursing Homes in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2016–2017) and a NYSDOH Top-Performing Nursing Home.

All of these awards reflect the system's mission, which serves as the foundation for all we do:  

Catholic Health Services, as a ministry of the Catholic Church, continues Christ's healing mission, promotes excellence in care and commits itself to those in need.  

It is this mission that informs and enriches our approach to patient care. Our patients know they will be treated respectfully and given the finest care using the latest technology. That is the CHS difference.

Please use this website to navigate the wide range of services, physicians, programs and community outreach available throughout CHS.

Wishing you the best of health,

Alan D. Guerci, MD

CHS President & CEO