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St. Francis Hospital Earns Major National Certification for Hip and Knee Replacement

29 October, 2020
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ROSLYN, NY, October 28, 2020 – The Joint Commission has awarded St. Francis Hospital’s Orthopedic Surgery program Disease Specific Certification for hip and knee replacement. The nationally based nonprofit organization accredits more than 22,000 healthcare organizations and programs nationwide. Its goal is to inspire them to provide the safest and most effective, high quality care.

“It is a great honor to receive this national recognition for providing exceptional care for patients undergoing total joint replacement procedures,” says Charles L. Lucore, M.D., MBA, President of St. Francis Hospital. “We pride ourselves in being the safest hospital on Long Island for a wide range of specialties, including our highly respected orthopedics program.”

“We perform more total joint replacements than any other hospital on Long Island with excellent success rates,” says Richard D’Agostino, M.D., Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery. “Achieving this certification is the end result of rigorous reviews of safe and successful patient outcomes.”

The Joint Commission certification is the latest in a series of national accolades, including a 5-Star rating from CMS, Magnet designation for nursing excellence, and U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital rankings in both cardiac and non-cardiac specialties. St. Francis is also the only hospital on Long Island to be rated a Top General Hospital by the Leapfrog Group, a patient safety watchdog organization – earning the most Leapfrog ‘A’s in Nassau County and Queens.   
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