General News


January 1, 2014
St. Charles Hospital welcomed the first baby of 2014 at 2:10a.m. on January 1. Linda Elizabeth Sowden arrived six days after her original due date and weighed 7lbs 12 oz. She is the first child for Ronkonkoma residents, Robert and Diana Sowden.
December 1, 2013
Mercy Medical Center and St. Charles Hospital have been ranked as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the U.S. They are among just 45 hospitals in New York state to earn such designation out of more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals evaluated. The ratings are based on an aggregation from the accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year.
November 28, 2013
St. Charles Hospital was presented with $36,000 from Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG), a philanthropic organization comprised of real estate professionals from across Nassau and Suffolk counties. LIREG’s funding will assist the hospital in establishing a child life activity center in the hospital’s pediatric ventilator-dependent rehabilitation unit. LIREG presented the check to Marilyn Fabbricante, director, public and external affairs, St. Charles Hospital, during a networking breakfast at Old Westbury Golf and Country Club.
September 11, 2013
An American flag that was flown in Afghanistan in recognition of the 10th anniversary of September 11th, was recently presented to St. Charles Hospital by Lieutenant Colonel Brian O’Leary, an active reservist with the United States Marines and a member of St. Charles Hospital’s Foundation Board.
July 27, 2013
St. Charles Hospital has been ranked regionally as high performing in Orthopedics, a first for the hospital, by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report also ranked St. Charles as number 39 in New York (out of 250 hospitals) and number 49 in the New York metropolitan area (out of 179 hospitals). “We are extremely proud of our high rankings from such a prestigious publication as U.S. News & World Report. The hard work, dedication, compassion and skill of our entire health care team are the reason we have achieved this outstanding recognition. We strive for an ideal patient experience, delivered with the highest quality care, so it is wonderful to be acknowledged for our efforts,” said Jim O’Connor, chief administrative officer/executive vice president, St. Charles Hospital.
July 19, 2013

St. Charles is one of two hospitals in the nation to earn an Achievement of Excellence award from the American Culinary Federation. The award recognizes the hospital’s food and beverage program for demonstrated excellence and passion for the culinary arts.

June 27, 2013
The Bariatric Surgery Program at St. Charles Hospital has been accredited as a Level 2 facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This designation means that the performance of the bariatric surgery team at St. Charles meets the rigorous requirements outlined by the ACS BSCN Accreditation Program.
February 15, 2012

David Anschel, MD, Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of Long Island (CECLI) at St. Charles Hospital, was chosen as a visiting professor for the Partnering Epilepsy Centers in the Americas program sponsored by the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE).

February 7, 2012

St. Charles Hospital Introduces New Colon and Rectal Program: Renowned for their advanced skills in minimally invasive surgery, David E. Rivadeneira, MD, and Jill C. Genua, MD, board-certified colon and rectal surgeons, have brought their expertise to St. Charles Hospital with the opening of the new Colon and Rectal Program.