U.S. News & World Report Ranks St. Francis One of the Nation’s Best Hospitals for Fifth Year in a Row
The hospital is honored again for cardiology and heart surgery, geriatrics, and neurology and neurosurgery
ROSLYN, NEW YORK (July 19, 2011) – For the fifth consecutive year, St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center™ has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the nation. The magazine’s prestigious annual ranking of medical institutions honored St. Francis once again as a leader in cardiology and heart surgery, geriatrics, and neurology and neurosurgery. The Hospital was the only one on Long Island to be nationally ranked in cardiac care and the only one to be nationally recognized in three specialties.
“To receive this recognition for five years in a row is a tribute to the skill, dedication and commitment of our physicians, nurses and staff in providing the very best in patient care,” said Alan D. Guerci, M.D., President and CEO of St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center®. “Their ongoing pursuit of excellence has helped to establish St. Francis as one of the nation’s leading medical institutions, not only for cardiac care but a growing number of non-cardiac specialties.”
In addition to the three specialties for which the Hospital was nationally ranked, it was rated regionally as high-performing in eight other specialties: cancer, ear-nose-throat, gastroenterology, gynecology, nephrology, pulmonology, urology, and for the first time, orthopedics. As a result, St. Francis is the top- ranked hospital on Long Island and seventh among New York metro area hospitals.
According to U.S. News, the core mission of Best Hospitals is to help guide patients who need an especially high level of care because of a difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. “These are referral centers where other hospitals send their sickest patients,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Hospitals like these are the ones you or those close to you should consider when the stakes are high.”
Of the 4,825 hospitals surveyed in 16 different specialties, St. Francis Hospital was one of only 140 medical centers to be honored. To see the complete list of hospital rankings log on to www.usnews.com/besthospitals.
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