Awards and Recognition
Awards and Designations
Catholic Health Services
- CHS has been recognized nationally by Modern Healthcare as among the Best Places to Work in both 2020 and 2019, the only New York State provider so honored.
- Newsday named Catholic Health Services (CHS) a Top Workplace on Long Island in both 2018 and 2019.
- All six CHS hospitals are designated stroke centers and have received the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association.
- All six CHS hospitals have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and are fully accredited.
St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center®
- St. Francis Hospital has been nationally ranked for a thirteenth time by U.S. News & World Report for Cardiology & Heart Surgery (2020-2021) – more times than any other hospital on Long Island in this specialty.
- St. Francis is also ranked nationally by U.S. News in three other adult specialties – Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery and Geriatrics. (2020-2021)
- Recognized by U.S. News as High Performing in four additional adult specialties: Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Urology. (2020-2021)
- Ranked by U.S. News as High Performing in nine out of ten common adult procedures and conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), hip replacement, knee replacement and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). (2020-2021)
- St. Francis is ranked one of the six best hospitals in the country for cardiology by Newsweek in its “The World’s Best Hospital 2020” list.
- St. Francis received its 16th ‘A’ Grade from the Leapfrog Group for patient safety (Fall 2020) – the most for any hospital in Nassau County.
- The first and only Hospital on Long Island to be rated a Top Hospital by Leapfrog (2019) – among only 6 percent of hospitals in the country.
- St. Francis is the first and only hospital on Long Island to receive a 5-Star rating from CMS (January 2020).
- St. Francis Hospital has earned Magnet designation for nursing excellence four times in a row, the only hospital in Nassau County to hold that honor so consistently. (2020)
- St. Francis received two top Press Ganey awards for Patient Satisfaction in 2019 for Inpatient Care and Outpatient Services.
- St. Francis received the 2020 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for both Stroke and Heart Failure, as well as the Target: Stroke Elite Award. Additionally, St. Francis made the Association’s Honor Rolls for Heart Failure and for the first time in a new category Type 2 Diabetes.
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
- U.S. News & World Report rated Good Samaritan Hospital as high performing for aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, COPD and colon cancer surgery. (2020-2021)
- Named the Best Hospital in Suffolk County by Long Island Business News readers in 2019.
- LIBN also named Good Samaritan one of the best Emergency Departments in Suffolk County. (2019)
- One of seven hospitals nationwide to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer for five consecutive surveys, spanning a continuous 15 years.
- Good Samaritan received the American Heart Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for 2020 as well as the Target: Stroke Elite Award. Additionally, Good Samaritan made the Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
- Good Samaritan is the only hospital on Long Island to be designated a Comprehensive Stroke Center by both the Joint Commission and NYS DOH.
- Good Samaritan is the only Verified Level 2 Trauma Center for both Adults and Pediatrics on the south shore of Long Island, as selected by the American College of Surgeons.
- In 2009, Good Samaritan’s Breast Health Center became the second facility of its kind in New York State to receive a three-year/full accreditation designation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Administered by the American College of Surgeons, NAPBC accreditation is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of breast care. Reaccredited in 2012, 2015 and again in 2018, Good Samaritan’s center earned the highest scores from the NAPBC for best outcomes in prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship, as well as for providing individualized supportive services for women at all stages of breast cancer.
- Good Samaritan has been awarded the designation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Designated hospitals have created stewardship programs led by ID-trained physicians and pharmacists that advance science in Antimicrobial Resistance and have achieved standards aligned with evidence-based national guidelines such as the IDSA-SHEA guidelines and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Core Elements. Good Samaritan is one of 101 programs nationwide to have received the designation since the program’s launch in 2017.
St. Charles Hospital
- St. Charles has earned an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group nine times. The nonprofit organization ranks hospitals nationwide on safety. (Fall 2020)
- Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Disease Specific Program - Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Programs
- Joint Commission Advanced Certification Disease Specific Program – Stroke
- Joint Commission Advanced Certification Disease Specific Program – Palliative Care
- Recognized by U.S. News as High Performing as high ranking for COPD. (2020-2021)
- CARF (Comprehensive on Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities) Accreditation for Inpatient and Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation for both adults and Children, Pediatric Rehabilitation Specialty Programs, Brain Injury Specialty Programs, and Stroke Rehabilitation Specialty Programs. (2020)
- Cancer Program Received Commission on Cancer (COC) Accreditation
- Accredited as a Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Qualifications by Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSQIP) of the American College of Surgeons
- St. Charles received all three of Healthgrades’ Women’s Care Specialty Excellence Awards for 2020. St. Charles is the only hospital in NYS to achieve the OBGYN Excellence Award 3 Years in a row, the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award 6 Years in a Row and the 2020 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award. (2020)
- St. Charles Hospital received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for 2020, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Additionally, St. Charles made the Association’s Honor Roll for Type 2 Diabetes.
St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center
- St. Catherine of Siena earned an ‘A’ Grade from The Leapfrog Group, the nonprofit organization that ranks hospitals nationwide on safety. (Fall 2020)
- St. Catherine is accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s largest standards-setting, accrediting body in health care.
- St. Catherine holds Joint Commission Accreditation for disease-specific care – Stroke.
- St. Catherine holds Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Program Specific Diseases - Palliative Care.
- Recognized by U.S. News as High Performing as high ranking for COPD. (2020-2021)
- Designated a Baby-Friendly® birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA, the first hospital to earn the designation in Suffolk County.
- Designated Bariatric Center of Excellence by The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
- American Heart Association /American Stroke Association Honor Roll recognition for thrombolytic management of acute ischemic stroke
- St. Catherine’s earned Healthgrades’ five-star rating for C-Section Delivery in 2020.
- Designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
- Accredited by the American College of Radiology in MRI, CT, ultrasound, ultrasound breast, ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, ultrasound vascular, mammography and stereotactic breast biopsy.
- St. Catherine’s Center for Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Healing has earned the Center of Excellence Award from RestorixHealth, placing it among just 14 facilities nationwide to receive this recognition for Q4-2018.
- St. Catherine of Siena received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for 2020, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Additionally, St. Catherine made the Association’s Honor Roll for Stroke.
Mercy Medical Center
- Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for four consecutive surveys (12 years in a row) and Three-Year Accreditation with Gold-Level Commendation. (2019)
- The Joint Commission's Disease-Specific Certificate for Sepsis Care -- Mercy is the first hospital in NY to Earn Gold Seal (2019)
- Mercy Medical Center received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for 2020, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Additionally, Mercy made the Association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Award.
St. Joseph Hospital
- St. Joseph Hospital received the 2020 American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for Stroke, as well as the Target: Stroke Elite Award.
- Earned the Target Honor Roll Elite Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association (2019).
- Earned three-year accreditation in ultrasound from the American College of Radiology (2019).
- Diabetes Education Center of Excellence as recognized by the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
- Winner of the 2018 HANYS Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety for "The Cultural, Clinical and Operational Benefits of Establishing a Robust Safe Patient Handling Program".
- LIBN readers commended Good Samaritan Nursing & Rehabilitation one of the best nursing homes in Suffolk. (2019)
- U.S. News & World Report has ranked St. Catherine of Siena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center a national leader for short-term rehabilitation (2020-21). U.S. News rated Our Lady of Consolation as High Performing for short-term rehabilitation the past three years in a row.
- Our Lady of Consolation and St. Catherine of Siena Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center both made Newsweek’s list of Best Nursing Homes for 2020 and 2021. St. Catherine was named the best nursing home in New York.
- Our Lady of Consolation and St. Catherine of Siena skilled nursing facilities have each received 5 stars from CMS for quality measures. Good Samaritan Nursing Home received 4 stars.
- St. Catherine of Siena has achieved a 5 star overall rating from CMS.
- Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitative Care Center was named a Top-Performing Nursing Home by the NYS Dept. of Health in 2018 and 2019.
- Maryhaven Center of Hope earned a 2020 Pinnacle Award for Quality & Patient Safety from the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS). The award recognizes and encourages broad dissemination of successful quality improvement and innovative patient safety initiatives.
- Good Shepherd’s leadership was presented with the U.S. Secretary of Defense’s Patriot Award (2018).
- Good Shepherd Hospice was featured in HANYS’s ‘Member Spotlight’ for its bereavement outreach to Hispanic children and their caretakers, a program that won a grant from the New York Life Foundation.
- Catholic Home Care received outstanding feedback at the completion of its triennial Joint Commission survey, while earning a place among the HomeCare Elite® top 25% of home health agencies in the nation for 2018.
Last update: January 2021