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U.S. News & World Report Ranks St. Francis One of the Best Hospitals in the Nation for Three Adult Specialties- Including Cardiology & Heart Surgery

31 July, 2019

St. Francis Also Rated among the Top Ten Hospitals in the State and NY Metro Area

ROSLYN, NY, July 30, 2019 – St. Francis Hospital has been ranked one of the top hospitals in the country in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. The hospital was nationally ranked among the best in three adult specialties – Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, and Geriatrics. St. Francis was also rated among the top ten hospitals in the region- ranking #9 in the New York State and #10 in the New York Metro Area.

“To be nationally ranked in three cardiac and non-cardiac specialties is a true testament to the emphasis we place on providing the very best in patient care,” said Charles L. Lucore, M.D., MBA, President of St. Francis Hospital. “It is yet another affirmation of our staff’s commitment to excellence for each and every patient we see.”

St. Francis was recognized by U.S. News as high performing nationally in three adult specialties: Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, and Pulmonology & Lung Surgery. The Hospital was also ranked high performing in eight out of nine common adult procedures and conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, COPD, hip replacement and knee replacement

Nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide were analyzed for U.S. News’ 30th annual Best Hospitals rankings, but only one percent made the top 50.  Hospitals 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 in our region and find out more about how they were chosen, log on to

Contact: Rosemary Gomez, 516-563-7965,