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Catholic Health Services’s St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center®, has once again been rated one of the top hospitals in the country in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. The hospital was nationally ranked among the best in four adult specialties—Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics—and for the first time, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery.

The Roslyn-based St. Francis was also rated among the top 10 hospitals in the region—ranking #8 in the state and tying for #8 in the New York Metro Area.

CHS’s Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip was ranked #21 in New York and tied for #22 in the New York Metro Area.

“The physicians, nurses and other members of our patient care teams exemplify excellence and a deep commitment to those we serve,” said CHS President and CEO Alan D. Guerci, MD. “This recognition comes at the most challenging time for health care and is a tribute to the extraordinary caliber of professionals who provide health services at CHS.”

St. Francis was recognized by U.S. News as high performing nationally in four adult specialties: Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Urology. Also, the hospital ranked high performing in 9 out of 10 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).

For Adult Cardiology & Heart Surgery Hospitals, St. Francis ranked 24 in the nation. Additionally, St. Francis achieved the highest possible scores for heart failure, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) as well as overall survival.

Good Samaritan Hospital earned recognition as high performing for aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, COPD and colon cancer surgery. St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson and St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown each were named high ranking for COPD.

St. Catherine of Siena Nursing and Rehabilitation (SCSNR) Care Center in Smithtown and Our Lady of Consolation Nursing and Rehabilitative Care Center in West Islip were rated high performing for short-term rehabilitation by U.S. News. Also, SCSNR has a 5-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  

Nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide were analyzed for U.S. News’s 32nd annual Best Hospitals rankings, but only one percent made the top 50. Hospitals were compared in 25 specialties, procedures, and conditions. According to U.S. News, the rankings are designed to help patients make more informed health care decisions. The methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, rates of infection, and adequacy of nursing staff.

To see the complete list of top rated hospitals in our region and find out more about how they were chosen, log on to

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