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Honors & Distinctions

SFH US News Awards web lockup 2022

St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® is New York State’s only specialty designated cardiac center, offering one of the leading cardiac care programs in the nation. A member of Catholic Health, the Hospital is recognized as an innovator in the delivery of specialized cardiovascular services in an environment where excellence and compassion are emphasized.

St. Francis also offers an outstanding program in non-cardiac surgery, including some of the most advanced technology and minimally invasive techniques available for vascular, prostate, ear-nose-throat (ENT), abdominal, oncologic, and orthopedic surgery. These are some of the distinctions and accolades earned by the Hospital:
  • St. Francis Hospital has been nationally ranked for the fourteenth time by U.S. News & World Report for Cardiology & Heart Surgery (2021-2022) – more times than any other hospital on Long Island in this specialty.
  • St. Francis is also ranked nationally by U.S. News in four other adult specialties—Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Orthopedics, Neurology & Neurosurgery and Geriatrics. (2021-2022)
  • U.S. News has recognized St. Francis Hospital as High Performing in three additional adult specialties: Oncology, Pulmonology and Urology. (2021-2022)
  • U.S. News has also rated St. Francis as High Performing in 15 common adult procedures and conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, back surgery (spinal fusion), heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hip fracture, hip replacement, kidney failure, knee replacement, pneumonia, stroke and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). (2021-2022)
  • St. Francis is rated among the top 10 hospitals in the region by U.S. News, ranking #6 in New York State and #6 in the New York Metropolitan Area. (2021-2022) 
  • St. Francis received its 17th “A” grade for safety by the Leapfrog Group  (Spring 2021) – the most for any hospital in Nassau County
  • The first and only Hospital on Long Island to be rated a Top Hospital by Leapfrog (2019) – among only 6 percent of hospitals in the country.
  • St. Francis has received a 5-Star rating for patient satisfaction from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the second time in a row. (May 2021)
  • St. Francis Hospital has earned Magnet designation for nursing excellence four times in a row, the only hospital in Nassau County to hold that honor so consistently. (2020)
  • St. Francis received two top Press Ganey awards for Patient Satisfaction in 2019 for Inpatient Care and Outpatient Services.  
  • St. Francis received the 2020 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for both Stroke and Heart Failure, as well as the Target: Stroke Elite Award. Additionally, St. Francis made the Association’s Honor Rolls for Heart Failure and for the first time in a new category Type 2 Diabetes. 
  • St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center earned the 2021 Women’s Choice Award for the following:
    • Best Mammogram Imaging Center 
    • Best Hospitals for Heart Care    
    • Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery
    • Best Hospitals for Orthopedics
    • Best Hospitals for Cancer Care 
    • Best Hospitals for Stroke Care
    • Best Hospitals for Minimally Invasive Surgery