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Quality and Outcomes

At St. Charles Hospital, achieving exceptional quality and patient safety involves a commitment from all levels within the organization. That is why St. Charles follows strict, evidence-based quality and safety practices. Our staff is committed to providing quality care, voluntarily and publicly sharing our performance data, and continually evaluating clinical processes. This ensures that care is provided in a manner that is aligned with our mission, as well as our ethical and religious directives.

Awards, Accreditations and Recognitions


  • Six time recipient of an "A" on a national patient safety test by The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that ranks hospitals nationwide. (current: Spring 2019)
  • 2018 Women’s Choice Award® America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety
  • Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval (2002-Present)
  • Earned first place for the 2013 Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurance Patient Safety Award


  • 2018 Women’s Choice Award® America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics
  • First in Suffolk County (NY) to receive Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from Joint Commission (2017-Present)
  • The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® earned by St. Charles’s Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Program (2010-2017)


  • 2018 Women’s Choice Award® America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics


  • Accreditation in Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation, Pediatric Specialty Programs, Brain Injury Specialty Programs, Stroke Specialty Programs and Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation for both adults and children from CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certified Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation


  • Named a Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center (2008-present)
  • Designated Stroke Center by New York State Department of Health (2005-Present)
  • Awarded Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (2010-Present)


  • 2018 Women’s Choice Award® America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatrics
  • Named Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Qualifications by Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSQIP) of the American College of Surgeons


  •  St. Charles Hospital's Cancer Program Received Commission on Cancer (COC) Accreditation


  • Commission on Dental Accreditation


  • American Diabetes Association Accreditation for Diabetes Education and Self-Management


  • Accredited Level 4 Center by National Association of Epilepsy Centers


  • Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

Palliative Care

  • Advanced Certification for Palliative Care from the Joint Commission (2014-Present)


  • American College of Radiology Accreditation for CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Mammography
  • American College of Radiology Designated Lung Cancer Screening Program

Sleep Center

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine Accredited Facility

For more information on quality and patient safety at St. Charles, please call (631) 474-6797.