The St. Luke’s Hospital continuing medical education (CME) program has earned accreditation with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
ACCME accreditation with commendation, also referred to as Level 3, means that St. Luke’s has received a six-year accreditation (the maximum possible) and is among the top 25 percent of CME providers in the United States, including some of the nation’s most prestigious medical schools.
“This accomplishment highlights St. Luke’s commitment to providing healthcare professionals the ability to improve outcomes by engaging in the highest standard of education and quality initiatives,” said Jeannie Dwyer, St. Luke’s Hospital CME manager. “Integrating St. Luke’s CME with the delivery of high-quality care ultimately helps improve the quality of life for patients in our region and beyond.”
St. Luke’s was cited for achievement in two important criteria that were determinants of their commendation status: (1) CME that served to generate improvements in the professional practice of its physicians, and (2) CME that was fundamentally planned to improve quality of care and patient safety.
“St. Luke’s inclusion in the vaulted ranks of Level 3-accredited organizations in the United States places them among those medical educators in the country that have demonstrated the highest levels of educational acumen based on quality and patient safety parameters consistent with identified needs of the physician,” said Steve Passin, president of Steve Passin & Associates and a national continuing medical education advisor.
This is St. Luke’s second ACCME accreditation with commendation. The hospital earned its previous accreditation with commendation in 2011.
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.