For the ninth consecutive year St. Luke's Hospital has been named one of America's 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades for consistent patient care excellence. As one of America's 50 Best Hospitals, St. Luke's is recognized among the top one percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical excellence based on survival and complication rates.
"We are grateful for this honor, and the secret behind how we've achieved it for nine consecutive years is very simple," said Jan Hess, St. Luke's Hospital vice president of quality. "Every day, St. Luke's entire healthcare team is focused on providing the best care possible for each patient. This commitment helps us fulfill our mission to improve the quality of life for our patients and the community."
According to Healthgrades, patients admitted to America's 50 Best Hospitals are more likely to have successful treatment without major complications. St. Luke's is the only St. Louis hospital to be named one of America's 50 Best Hospitals since the inception of the list.
Healthgrades is an independent healthcare ratings organization. It annually rates each of the nation's more than 4,500 non-government hospitals that treat Medicare patients. To determine America's 50 Best Hospitals, Healthgrades analyzed millions of Medicare patient records from 2011 through 2013 for common inpatient medical procedures and conditions.
Healthgrades also ranked St. Luke's among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for cardiology services (2012-2015), pulmonary services (2003-2015), neurosurgery (2012-2015) and gastrointestinal medical treatment (2010-2015). St. Luke's is also a recipient of the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award (2011-2014) and the Women's Health Excellence Award (2009-2014).