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U.S. News & World Report Ranks St. Francis One of the Best Hospitals in the Nation for Cardiac Care for 10th Year in a Row

August 2nd, 2016

St. Francis Is the Only Hospital on Long Island to Be Nationally Ranked in Three Adult Specialties

ROSLYN, NY – For the 10th 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. St. Francis was ranked among the top hospitals in the country for Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; and Geriatrics. The hospital was the only one on Long Island to be ranked in three adult specialties. St. Francis was also rated number 4 in New York State and number 5 in the New York metro area.

“We take great pride in receiving this nationwide recognition for the past decade. Being consistently ranked in cardiology and heart surgery as well as non-cardiac specialties is a true testament to our ongoing mission of providing the very best in patient care,” said Ruth E. Hennessey, executive vice president and chief administrative officer of St. Francis Hospital. “I am deeply grateful to our physicians, nurses and staff for this outstanding achievement. It is the direct result of their dedicated teamwork and commitment to excellence in patient care.”

St. Francis was also recognized by U.S. News as high performing regionally in three specialties: Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; and Pulmonology. Along with the national and regional ratings, the hospital was ranked high performing in eight common adult procedures and conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair; aortic valve surgery; heart bypass surgery; heart failure; colon cancer surgery; COPD; hip replacement; and lung cancer surgerythe most for any hospital on Long Island.

Nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide were analyzed for the U.S. News 27th annual Best Hospitals rankings. They were compared in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. According to U.S. News, the rankings are designed to help patients make more informed health care decisions. The methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, rates of infection and adequacy of nursing staff.

To see the complete list of top-rated hospitals and to find out more about how they were chosen, visit

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