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REMARKABLE RECOVERY: St. Francis is the first hospital to implant a patient on Long Island with a new minimally invasive mitral valve replacement. At 90, Archie “Ace” Dalton of Plandome is the lucky recipient of the bovine-based device. The trail-blazing clinical trial may give patients too elderly for open-heart surgery a new lease on life. Read more: http://ow.ly/UrDl30ki6uy
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Four-year-old boy from Zambia has a new lease on life after undergoing a minimally invasive cardiac procedure at St. Francis Hospital. Read more: http://ow.ly/pXFg30kbDRC
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Four-year-old boy from Zambia has a new lease on life after undergoing a minimally invasive cardiac procedure at St. Francis Hospital. Read more: http://ow.ly/1ASx30kbDvU
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ST. FRANCIS RECEIVES TOP NURSING AWARD FOR 6th TIME: The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) and the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB) have given the K2 Nursing Unit at St. Francis Hospital the PRISM award for exemplary nursing practice. Only 30 nursing units across the United States have achieved this high honor. Six of those nursing units are at St. Francis Hospital, a national record. Read more: http://ow.ly/Fj1C30k2Vt0
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Sixth Medical Unit at St. Francis Receives Beacon Award for Nursing Excellence: The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) has given the Beacon Silver Award to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) at St. Francis Hospital. This latest recognition for nursing excellence brings the total number of Beacon Awards to six for the Hospital. Read more: http://ow.ly/SUkN50hiY8B
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HS Students at St. Dominic Get “Hands-on Heart Lab” from St. Francis Cardiac Surgeons, Second Year in a Row: http://ow.ly/Z44w30jwjKg
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St. Francis Takes Part in Major Nationwide Study That Offers New Hope for Patients with Persistent Atrial Fibrillation: St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center® is the first and only site on Long Island to participate in the aMAZE Trial for patients with long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation. The aim of this national study is to determine if a combination of two non-surgical treatments – pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) and closure of the left atrial appendage (LAA) using the LARIAT® procedure – may treat atrial fibrillation more effectively than PVI alone.
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Alan Bulbin, M.D., Director of Infectious Diseases at St. Francis, was featured in Newsday discussing this year’s #fluvaccine. Read more: http://ow.ly/z0sk30h4XMN
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"Another reason to make sure your student athletes are safe."
- Sean Levchuck, M.D.
Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology and Director of the St. Francis Student Athlete Screening Program


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They call him “Stan the Man.” Veteran SFH volunteer Stan Pitera was profiled on f News Radio 880’s “50 People to Know.” The 78-year-old Brookville resident suffered a near death experience, but was saved by doctors and nurses at St. Francis. Known for his signature mismatched socks and sneakers, Stan volunteers five days a week at the Hospital. Hear his story: http://ow.ly/WXP630gQKiy
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