St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield has been named one of America's 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ by Healthgrades® for the fourth year in a row (2019-22). St. Luke's is the only hospital in Missouri to achieve this 2022 designation and is among the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for cardiac surgery for superior outcomes in coronary artery bypass grafting procedures and heart valve surgery.
"We are honored to be the only hospital in Missouri to earn the America's 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery designation four consecutive years," said Ronald Leidenfrost, MD, chairman of St. Luke's Heart and Vascular Institute. "This distinction reflects the commitment of St. Luke's Heart & Vascular Institute and our entire healthcare team to working together to make a profound difference for our patients."
In addition to being recognized as one of the top 50 hospitals in the nation for cardiac surgery, St. Luke's Hospital has been named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ and one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™ by Healthgrades for 2022. St. Luke's is the only hospital in the St. Louis region to receive these honors. It also earned five-star ratings for the following clinical achievements:
- Treatment of Heart Attack (2021-22)
- Treatment of Pneumonia (2003-22)
- Colorectal Surgeries (2014-22)
- Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeries (2022)
A five-star rating indicates 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.
Earlier this year, St. Luke's Hospital also received the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for the 11th year in a row (2011-21).
"St. Luke's celebrates these achievements because of what they mean for our patients, their families and our dedicated healthcare team,” said Shane Cerone, St. Luke's president and chief executive officer. "We will continue to deliver exceptional care to improve the health of our patients and the communities we serve."
The Healthgrades 2022 Report to the Nation published today is based on an evaluation of Medicare inpatient records from 2018 through 2020 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.
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.