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President's Welcome

Welcome to St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center®, where your health and well-being are our primary concerns. You've likely have heard of our longstanding reputation for clinical excellence in cardiac care; we are in fact New York State’s only specialty-designated cardiac center.  It's a standing we are very proud of, and yet St. Francis is also ranked as high performing in many other specialties .



U.S. News & World Report has repeatedly ranked St. Francis one of the best hospitals in the nation in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, as well as Gastroenterology & GI Surgery.  U.S. News has also cited us as high-performing in Geriatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology. We are also an accredited center of excellence in Oncology, Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Nephrology.

Our doctors, Magnet award-winning nurses, and professional staff are committed to providing you with the finest medical care possible. We fully understand that no one really wants to be in a hospital. Our staff will work hard to make your stay as comfortable as possible and to care for your total needs as a patient — medical, emotional, and spiritual. Please know that our Pastoral Care Department, staffed by chaplains and clergy of many faiths, and volunteers, is always available to you.

Be assured that you have the best wishes of the St. Francis Hospital community for your return to good health.


Charles L. Lucore M.D., MBA
President – St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center



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