U.S. News Ranks St. Francis One of Nation’s Best Hospitals for the Sixth Year in a Row
Once again, St. Francis is top rated nationally in more specialties than any other hospital on Long Island - including cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology, geriatrics, and neurology and neurosurgery
ROSLYN, NEW YORK (July 17, 2012) – For the sixth consecutive year, St. Francis Hospital, The Heart CenterÒ has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the nation. The hospital was the only one on Long Island to be top ranked for cardiology and heart surgery, rating #11 nationwide. St. Francis was once again ranked among the best hospitals in the U.S. in geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery, and gastroenterology, making it the only hospital on Long Island to be nationally recognized in four adult medical specialties.
“To receive this highly respected recognition for six years in a row is a testament to our ongoing commitment to providing excellence in patient care,” says Alan D. Guerci, M.D., President and CEO. “It is a tribute to the skill and dedication of our physicians, nurses, and health care professionals and a reflection of their constant focus on what is best for their patients.”
Overall, St. Francis was ranked #1 on Long Island, #4 in New York State, and #5 in the New York Metro area, which includes northern New Jersey. It was also recognized by U.S. News as high performing regionally in six specialties: cancer, ear, nose & throat, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.
According to U.S. News, nationally ranked hospitals “are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care. They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.” Of the 4,793 hospitals surveyed in 16 adult medical specialties, St. Francis Hospital was one of only 148 medical centers to be nationally recognized. To see the complete list of hospital rankings log on to www.usnews.com/besthospitals.
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