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St. Luke's Hospital Named One of America's 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery

St. Luke's is the only Missouri hospital to achieve this recognition.
Chesterfield, Mo. , October 23, 2018
St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield has been named one of the 2019 America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ by Healthgrades®. St. Luke’s is the only hospital in Missouri to achieve this distinction. 

“This prestigious recognition illustrates the dedication of our entire St. Luke’s Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute team to improving the quality of life for our patients,” said Christine M. Candio, FACHE, St. Luke’s president and chief executive officer. “Our alliance with the nation’s No. 1 heart hospital, Cleveland Clinic’s Heart & Vascular Institute, further demonstrates St. Luke’s commitment to excellence in heart care.” 

The honor places St. Luke’s among the top 50 U.S. hospitals for superior results in coronary artery bypass grafting procedures and heart valve surgery. 

The Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation published today evaluated Medicare inpatient records from 2015 through 2017 for about 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.

“Hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery distinction have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Healthgrades chief medical officer. “Consumers should consider hospital quality when navigating their care journeys, and this recognition distinguishes St. Luke’s Hospital in the marketplace.”

Healthgrades is an independent healthcare ratings organization. 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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