Awards and Recognition

In addition to having been named a Top Workplace on Long Island by Newsday for 2018, CHS has earned a place among the 2019 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare. Also in 2019, CHS is once again the Medal of Honor title sponsor for the Suffolk County Marathon, which benefits local veteran organizations, and is serving as the race's official provider of medicine.  Overview of CHS's awards.

St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center®

  • New York’s only specialty designated cardiac center
  • Ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the region, according to U.S. News & World Report. St. Francis was also rated 9th in New York State and 10th in the New York metro area (2019-2020)
  • Ranked as one of the best hospitals in the nation for cardiology & heart surgery, gastroenterology & GI surgery, and geriatrics, according to U.S. News & World Report. St. Francis was also rated as “high performing” in neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, and pulmonology & lung surgery (2019-2020)
  • Rated “high performing” by U.S. News & World Report in eight common adult procedures and conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, COPD, hip and knee replacement (2019-2020)
  • Only Long Island hospital listed among the 17 best in New York State in the federal government's latest rankings (as of June 2019), with a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • Magnet® designation for excellence in nursing services three times in a row, an honor earned by fewer than 7% of American hospitals
  • Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Accredited Center
  • Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus recognition
  • Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, with Target: HFSM Honor Roll recognition
  • Gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence awarded to St. Francis's CTICU, SICU and Intermediate Care Unit (3E), with the hospital's MICU 2, Cardiac Cath Lab and Ambulatory Care Unit earning the Silver-level award, by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • Only hospital in New York State to have achieved the PRISM Award from the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses and the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board, with 6 St. Francis units among just 25 so recognized in the entire nation
  • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, as designated by the American College of Radiology
  • Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
  • "A" for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, as measured by the Hospital Safety Grade (spring 2019)
    Note: The [Leapfrog] Hospital Safety Grade grades hospitals on data related to how safe they are for patients. For more information, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

Mercy Medical Center

  • Silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence awarded to Mercy's Intensive Care Unit by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (2018)
  • The Joint Commission's Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Center (2018)
  • Bronze-level Beacon Award for Excellence awarded to Mercy's ICU by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission for two consecutive years
  • Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
  • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, as designated by the American College of Radiology
  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Accredited Center
  • The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval®, signifying full accreditation by the nation's predominant standards-setting body in health care
  • Designation as an Aetna Institutes of Quality® orthopedic care facility for providing safe, evidence-based, high-quality, high-value care in total joint replacement and spine surgery

St. Joseph Hospital

  • Winner for two consecutive years (2018 & 2017) of the Healthcare Association of New York State Pinnacle Award for Quality & Patient Safety (in the category of hospitals with fewer than 200 beds)
  • Diabetes Education Center of Excellence, as recognized by the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • First facility of its kind on Long Island to earn accreditationand re-accreditationfrom the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
  • Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
  • Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus recognition
  • Get With The Guidelines® AFIB Gold Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
  • The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval®, signifying full accreditation by the nation's predominant standards-setting body in health care

St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center

  • 2018 CHS Pinnacle Award for Quality & Patient Safety (acute care category)
  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Accredited Center
  • Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite recognition
  • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, as designated by the American College of Radiology
  • Earned the prestigious international Bab-Friendly Designation—the first facility in Suffolk County to do so
  • Recognized for Enhancing Maternity Practices: Empower Training Initiative, 2019
  • The Palliative Care Department was awarded The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification, 2017-2019
  • 2018 CHS Pinnacle Award for Quality & Safety (Acute Care)

St. Charles Hospital

  • 2018 Obstetrics & Gynecology Excellence Award, 2018 Labor & Delivery Excellence Award and 2018 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award from Healthgrades
  • 2018 Women's Choice Award for bariatrics, obstetrics, orthopedics and patient safety
  • Named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission for four consecutive years
  • The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for Primary Stroke Center, total hip replacement and total knee replacement programs
  • The Joint Commission's Advanced Certification for Palliative Care for the second consecutive two-year period (2016)
  • First hospital on Long Island to be designated a Primary Stroke Center
  • Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll recognition
  • Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Silver Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
  • Fully accredited as a Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) and accredited as a Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Qualifications by MBSAQIP
  • One of only four hospitals in the entire nation to receive the prestigious Johnson & Johnson Childbirth Nursing Award
  • ADVANCE National Sleep Achievement Award
  • Sleep Medicine Center of Excellence, as designated by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • "A" for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, as measured by the Hospital Safety Grade (fall 2018)
    Note: The [Leapfrog] Hospital Safety Grade grades hospitals on data related to how safe they are for patients. For more information, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

  • For 2019, named 1 of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention by Healthgrades, plus 5 stars for Coronary Bypass Surgery and 5 stars for Coronary Intervention Procedures for three consecutive years (2017–2019)
  • Named the 2019 Best Hospital in Suffolk Country by Long Island Business News readers
  • 2019 Obstetrics & Gynecology Excellence Award, 2019 Labor & Delivery Excellence Award from Healthgrades, plus 5 stars for Vaginal Delivery and for C-Section Delivery
  • 2018 Healthcare Association of New York State Pinnacle Award for Quality & Patient Safety (in the category of hospitals with 200 to 500 beds)
  • Only Level II Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center (as verified by the American College of Surgeons) on the south shore of Long Island
  • One of seven hospitals nationwide to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award, as well as 3-Year Accreditation with Commendation, from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for 5th consecutive survey (15 years in a row)
  • Rated "high performing" for colon cancer surgery and heart failure by U.S. News & World Report (2017–2018)
  • The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval®, signifying full accreditation by the nation's predominant standards-setting body in health care
  • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, as designated by the American College of Radiology
  • Three-Year, Full Accreditation Designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (two consecutive surveys)
  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Accredited Center
  • Sleep Medicine Center of Excellence, as designated by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants Award
  • Awarded five stars by Healthgrades for pacemaker procedures three years in a row (2016–2018)
  • Named Healthgrades five-star recipient for treatment of diabetic emergencies for two consecutive years (2017–2018)

Continuing Care

  • Maryhaven Center of Hope earned the 2018 CHS Pinnacle Award for Quality & Patient Safety (continuing care category)
  • Catholic Home Care is among the HomeCare Elite® top 25% of home health agencies in the nation (2018)
  • Our Lady of Consolation, St. Catherine of Siena Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center and Good Samaritan Nursing Home all earned five stars for quality measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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