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St. Francis Hospital Gets Transcatheter Valve Certification™ from the American College of Cardiology

13 November, 2020
Robinson & Petrossian

Roslyn, New York, November 9, 2020 – The John Brancaccio Heart Valve Center at St. Francis Hospital has been certified by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for transcatheter valve replacement and repair. St. Francis is one of only ten hospitals nationwide to receive this prestigious designation and the only one in Metro New York area to get the ACC Certification.

“As a hospital that performs the most Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements (TAVRs) on Long Island, it is a great honor to receive this national certification and a true testament to the leading edge procedures we perform,” says George Petrossian, M.D., Co-Director of the Heart Valve Center.

“This certification is the result of diligent work by our topnotch team of interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons to ensure the most successful outcomes for our patients,” says Newell Robinson, M.D., Co-Director of the Center.

St. Francis recently unveiled a state-of-the-art facility to meet growing demands for assessing heart valve patients using the latest technology. The Hospital has participated in several nationwide studies that have revolutionized the way heart valve disease is treated, including helping to win FDA approval for TAVR.

“Our physicians have been pioneers in this field and continue to search for new ways to treat this debilitating disease, giving patients new options for improving their quality of life,” says Charles L. Lucore, M.D., MBA, President of St. Francis Hospital. “We look forward to paving the way for more exciting breakthroughs in the future.”

Contact: Rosemary Gomez, 516-563-7965,