St. Luke's Hospital is celebrating 150 years of providing high quality, compassionate care to patients in the greater St. Louis area. February 28 marks the hospital's 150th anniversary -- the day St. Luke's admitted its first patient in 1866 -- and the hospital strengthens its commitment to improve the health of the community each day.
In its 150-year history, St. Luke's has grown from a single hospital location to an advanced network of care, providing healthcare services in over 60 specialty areas at its main hospital campus in Chesterfield, Mo. and offering 25 other locations throughout St. Louis and St. Charles counties.
"This milestone gives us the chance to celebrate an amazing century and a half of providing exceptional care to our patients," said Christine M. Candio, RN, FACHE, St. Luke's Hospital president and chief executive officer. "St. Luke's achievements are the result of our employees, physicians and volunteers who have committed themselves to making a difference in the lives of those we serve. We will continue to look for new ways to improve the quality of life for our patients and the community as we embark on the next 150 years."
St. Luke's will celebrate its anniversary with the community by hosting a free health fair on Saturday, June 4 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on its main campus. The health fair will include screenings and information about various health topics and community resources. Registration information will be available in April at stlukes-stl.com.
Milestones throughout St. Luke's history include:
For more information on the history of St. Luke's and a look at its commemorative collage, visit stlukes-stl.com/history.
About St. Luke's Hospital:
St. Luke's Hospital is an independent, nonprofit healthcare provider committed to improving the quality of life for its patients and the community. Since its founding in 1866, St. Luke's has grown from a single hospital location to an advanced network of care. It provides personalized healthcare services in over 60 specialty areas at its 493-bed hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. and 143-bed St. Luke's Des Peres Hospital. It also offers more than 30 other locations across the greater St. Louis area, bringing quality healthcare services close to home. St. Luke's is nationally-recognized for quality care and consistently earns high patient satisfaction scores. In St. Louis, St. Luke's is the exclusive alliance provider for the nation's No. 1 heart hospital, Cleveland Clinic's Heart & Vascular Institute.