For the second year in a row, St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield has been named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™, one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery™ and one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery™ by Healthgrades. St. Luke’s is the only hospital in Missouri to achieve all three designations two years in a row (2019-2020).
“Healthcare is a team effort, and these prestigious honors demonstrate how well St. Luke’s physicians, nurses, other team members and volunteers work together every day to fulfill our mission to provide high quality care and improve the quality of life for our patients,” said Christine M. Candio, FACHE, St. Luke’s president and chief executive officer.
The cardiac surgery 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 general and prostate surgery designations also recognize St. Luke’s for having superior outcomes. The general surgery rating includes bowel obstruction, colorectal, esophageal/stomach, gallbladder removal and small intestine surgeries.
The Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation published today is based on an evaluation of Medicare inpatient records from 2016 through 2018 for about 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide and an assessment of hospital performance related to more than 30 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures.
“As consumers navigate their health, it is important to consider a number of factors, including hospital quality, before deciding where to access care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Healthgrades chief medical officer. “Healthgrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery and Prostate Surgery recognize those hospitals that have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes over time, and we applaud their efforts and achievement.”
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.