The increased capacity, bringing the emergency department's total rooms to 26, allows staff to get patients triaged and into rooms with a physician faster, even at their busiest times. The new rooms are fully equipped with the latest amenities and technologies for emergency treatment. Because of the care the emergency department provides, it has been honored with an Excellence Award in Emergency Medicine by HealthGrades, an independent healthcare ratings organization.
St. Luke's Hospital and its emergency department have a No. 1 ranking for cardiac services from HealthGrades for 2012. The hospital and emergency department also received advanced stroke certification by The Joint Commission. This means that this center provides the next generation of stroke care; has met and seeks to maintain The Joint Commission's high standards in providing stroke care. St. Luke's Hospital has a five-star rating for heart attack treatment in St. Louis by HealthGrades for 2012. The hospital and emergency department consistently met or beat American College of Cardiology and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidelines of treating a heart attack within a 90-minute benchmark on every heart attack (for three years in a row).
For more information on St. Luke's Emergency Services, visit stlukes-stl.com.
St. Luke's Hospital is a regional healthcare provider committed to improving the quality of life for patients and the community. It offers care in more than 60 specialty areas and was the only St. Louis hospital named an America's 50 Best Hospital™ by Healthgrades® in 2007 through 2013 based on quality.
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