James O’Connor

James O’Connor, President, St. Charles Hospital

Founded by the Daughters of Wisdom, St. Charles Hospital, a non-profit, 243-bed acute care hospital, has served the residents of the Three Village area for more than a century. As a proud member of Catholic Health and the healing ministry of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, St. Charles is committed to serving those in the community with the highest quality of patient care.

Our three centers of excellence include: Maternal/Child services, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. St. Charles is recognized as the region’s most comprehensive rehabilitation provider and is the only hospital on Long Island with CARF-accreditation for its inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation program for children and adults.

We offer services in general surgery and surgical subspecialties such as colon/rectal, urology, bariatric, neurosurgery, GYN oncology, female pelvic floor disorders, and ENT. In addition, St. Charles offers emergency medicine and acute care inpatient adult and pediatric medical care, with state-of-the-art adult critical care. Our subspecialty care services include cardiology, pulmonary, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, nephrology, neurology, epilepsy, and stroke care. Other services include diagnostic imaging, laboratory, and St. Charles is also known for its nationally accredited Sleep Disorders Center. In addition, St. Charles’ Chemical Dependency Rehabilitation Program, for adults 18 and over, is voluntary and designed to promote recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol using various approaches such as cognitive restructuring, relapse prevention training, effect regulation, wellness concepts and 12-step principles.

St. Charles earned its 10th “A” rating for Hospital Safety from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that ranks the safest hospitals in the nation. In addition, St. Charles has received prestigious recognition from Healthgrades, as well as the Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification in stroke, palliative care, and total hip/knee replacement. Other achievements include the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s “Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award” for outstanding stroke care; AHA/ASA’s “Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll,” and IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence designation. St. Charles has also received accreditations from the American College of Radiology, the American Diabetes Association, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Commission on Cancer.

Over the years, St. Charles has offered thousands of free educational health programs and screenings in churches, libraries, town fairs and more. We value and treat all of our patients with individualized and compassionate medical care. We thank you for your trust in us to care for you and your loved ones.

James O’Connor

President, St. Charles Hospital