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St. Luke's Hospital Receives Multiple Five-Star Ratings From Healthgrades®

Chesterfield, Mo. , October 17, 2017
St. Luke’s Hospital has received seven five-star ratings in the areas of cardiac care, critical care, gastrointestinal care and surgery and pulmonary care from Healthgrades. According to the national hospital quality study published today by Healthgrades, St. Luke’s achieved five stars in 2018 for its quality in valve surgery, coronary interventional procedures, heart attack treatment, pneumonia treatment, colorectal surgeries, bowel obstruction treatment and respiratory failure treatment. 

“These honors highlight our entire healthcare team’s tremendous work and commitment to improving the quality of life for our patients and the community,” said Christine M. Candio, RN, FACHE, St. Luke’s Hospital president and chief executive officer. 

Healthgrades is an independent healthcare ratings organization. For this analysis, Healthgrades evaluated Medicare inpatient records from 2014 through 2016 for around 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, and it assessed hospital performance related to more than 30 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures.

A five-star rating indicates that a hospital’s clinical results are statistically significantly better than expected. According to Healthgrades, patients treated at a hospital receiving five stars have a higher chance of survival and a lower risk of complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at a hospital receiving a one-star rating in that procedure or condition.

“Consumers place high value on information about hospital quality and use it to evaluate their choices for care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that have achieved a recognition for their quality outcomes prove their commitment to their patients and their community at large.”

Hospitals cannot opt out of the Healthgrades analysis, and no hospital pays to be rated. Healthgrades risk-adjusts for patient demographic characteristics and clinical risk factors, thus taking into account how sick patients were before admission to the hospital.

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.


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