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St. Luke's Hospital Named Among America's 50 Best for Cardiac Surgery and America's 100 Best for General Surgery and Prostate Surgery

St. Luke's is the only hospital in Missouri to achieve all three designations two years in a row.
Chesterfield, Mo. , October 22, 2019
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.

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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