For the seventh straight year, St. Luke's Hospital has been named one of America's 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades. St. Luke's is the only hospital in St. Louis to receive this designation since the inception of the list.
As one of America's 50 Best Hospitals, St. Luke's ranks among the top one percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical excellence based on survival and complication rates. According to Healthgrades, patients admitted to an America's 50 Best Hospital are more likely to have successful treatment without major complications. For example, out of all the St. Louis hospitals that Healthgrades evaluated for the treatment of heart attack, St. Luke's is among the hospitals with the highest survival rates.
"Providing the highest quality of care to our patients is our focus each day," said Jan Hess, St. Luke's Hospital vice president. "Achieving the designation as one of America's 50 Best Hospitals is the result of the entire hospital team working together to fulfill our mission to improve the quality of life for all of our patients."
Healthgrades is an independent healthcare ratings organization that annually rates each of the nation's nearly 4,500 non-government hospitals that treat Medicare patients. Hospitals cannot opt out of this analysis, and no hospital pays to be evaluated.
According to another 2013 Healthgrades report, St. Luke's Hospital is ranked best in the St. Louis region for overall cardiac services and cardiac surgery. Healthgrades also named St. Luke's No. 1 in Missouri for neurosurgery, neurosciences (neurosurgery and stroke treatment combined), overall pulmonary services, critical care and gastrointestinal medical treatment in 2013.