Crouse Hospital's mission, since 1887, is to provide the best in patient care and to promote community health. Crouse is Central New York's largest provider of maternity care services and is the designated regional referral center for high-risk neonatal intensive care services. Other areas of specialty include comprehensive diagnostic and interventional cardiac care (Crouse is a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center, is the first accredited Heart Failure Center in NYS, and is home to CNY's only pediatric cardiac catheterization program); internal medicine; surgical services (including robotic surgery); orthopedics; stroke care (NYS-designated stroke center and the first 'Gold Plus' stroke hospital in Syracuse, as recognized by the AHSA); oncology; and the region's only hospital-based chemical dependency treatment services. The hospital also operates the Crouse Hospital College of Nursing, providing critical nursing education to more than 280 students annually.