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CHS Hospitals Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

August 8th, 2017

For the 11th consecutive year, St. Francis, The Heart Center®, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as among the Best Hospitals in the nation for Cardiology & Heart Surgery. The Catholic Health Services (CHS) hospital was ranked the best hospital on Long Island for the fifth year in a row, coming in at 5th in New York State and 6th in the New York metro area. The hospital was also ranked for 2017–2018 among the best in the country for Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, receiving the only national recognition in adult specialties for any hospital on Long Island, while CHS’s Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center was rated high performing for two procedures/conditions: colon cancer surgery and heart failure.

“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.”

In addition, St. Francis was recognized by U.S. News as high performing regionally for four adult specialties: Geriatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Pulmonology. Also, St. Francis was rated as high performing for eight procedures/conditions—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—more than any hospital on Long Island.

More than 4,500 hospitals were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2017–18. 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