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February 24, 2014
While Americans gain greater awareness of heart disease during Heart Month in February, Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip is focused on aggressively treating it through the new St. Francis Open Heart Surgery Program at Good Samaritan Hospital.
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February 10, 2014
Due to the recent series of snow storms, Long Island is experiencing a blood supply emergency.
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January 31, 2014
Catholic Health Services (CHS) Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Marcy Dunn has been named one of “100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
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January 27, 2014
Unit 2 East at St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center®, has received the prestigious AMSN PRISM AwardTM, a new honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units across the country.
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January 23, 2014
St. Francis Hospital has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review for having one of the best orthopedic programs in the country. The hospital was one of only six in the New York Metro area to make the 2013 list of “100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs".
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January 16, 2014
Richard Shlofmitz, MD, chairman of cardiology at St. Francis Hospital, is one of the first interventional cardiologists in the world to use an innovative new device to open severely calcified coronary arteries.
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December 24, 2013
All five CHS hospitals live on CHS eHealth with the Epic electronic medical record (EMR) have achieved Stage 6 (out of seven possible stages) on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Maturity Model, placing them in the top 12% of EMR hospitals in the nation. HIMSS Analytics, an independent, not-for-profit subsidiary of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), ranks hospitals from Stage 0 to Stage 7, the highest category. Only 2% of all U.S. hospitals have achieved Stage 7, with none so far in New York.
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December 17, 2013
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center®, are pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher La Mendola, MD, as chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and director of the St. Francis Hospital Open Heart Surgery Program at Good Samaritan Hospital. In addition, Maksim Rovensky, DO, joined the program as an attending cardiothoracic surgeon. They began seeing patients at Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates, located at 1111 Montauk Highway, West Islip on December 1.
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December 17, 2013
Catholic Health Services of Long Island (CHS) welcomes U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan’s thoughtful decision and final judgment, which recognizes and protects the religious liberty of CHS and its member institutions.
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