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CHS Facilities Ranked Among the Best by U.S. News & World Report

August 2nd, 2016

Rockville Centre, NY – For the 10th consecutive year, St. Francis has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as among the Best Hospitals in the nation. The Roslyn hospital was ranked 16th for Cardiology & Heart Surgery nationwide for 2016–17 and among the top 50 hospitals in the U.S. in 2 other adult specialties: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery and Geriatrics.

“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 is a tribute to the extraordinary caliber of professionals who provide health services at CHS.”

St. Francis was also recognized by U.S. News as high performing regionally in three specialties: Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Pulmonology. St. Francis was the top-rated hospital on Long Island; it ranked 4th in New York State and 5th in the New York metro area.

In addition to national and regional rankings, U.S. News released ratings of hospitals on nine common adult procedures and conditions. St. Francis ranked high performing for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hip replacement and lung cancer surgery. St. Charles, St. Joseph and Mercy were rated high performing for COPD, and St. Catherine and St. Joseph for heart failure. Good Samaritan was rated high performing for COPD, heart failure and colon cancer surgery.

Our Lady of Consolation was ranked among the Best Nursing Homes out of nearly 16,000 nationwide for 2016–17, with an overall rating of 5 stars.

Nearly  5,000 hospitals were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2016–17. They were compared in 25 specialties, procedures, and conditions. To see the complete list of top-rated hospitals and find out more about how they were chosen, visit


Catholic Health Services (CHS) is an integrated system encompassing some of the region’s finest health and human services agencies. With 17,500 employees, 6 acute care hospitals, 3 nursing homes, a home nursing service, hospice, a community-based agency for persons with special needs and a regional lab, CHS’s high standards have resulted in a 23% market share.