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.