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Magazine ranks St. Francis among top hospitals in country

An exterior view of St. Francis Hospital at

An exterior view of St. Francis Hospital at 100 Port Washington Boulevard in Roslyn. (April 2, 2008) Credit: Newsday File/Viorel Florescu

U.S. News and World Report's yearly hospital rankings are out today, and Long Island's St. Francis Hospital placed eighth for cardiology and heart surgery among hospitals nationally.

The facility was also listed among national leaders in seven other categories including gastroenterology, orthopedics and geriatrics.

Among hospitals in the metropolitan area, St. Francis placed fifth, with Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park (nationally ranked in psychiatry) ranked at 11th for our area.

In May, a list of charges for common procedures in hospitals throughout the United States was released. You can see how much LI hospitals charged using our interactive database.

You can also compare local hospitals on other measures of care at

Have you or someone you know been a patient at St. Francis Hospital? Do you think these rankings are reflective of your experience there? Let us know in the comments field below.