Year after year, St. Luke's is nationally-recognized for superior clinical quality and patient care.
St. Luke's Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality patient care, based on clinical, research-based best practices. Finding safer and more efficient ways to provide healthcare to the community remains St. Luke's top priority.
Specific quality data, measured and reported to state and federal government, further demonstrate St. Luke's commitment to quality.
VALUE-BASED PURCHASING RESULTS
Value-Based Purchasing is a program of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to reimburse acute-care hospitals based on the quality of care they provide. St. Luke's score is significantly better than state and national averages.
The scores are based on:
Clinical care (mortality and other clinical measures)
Patient safety and infection rates
St. Luke's infection rates are better (lower) than the U.S. benchmark for the following hospital-acquired infections:
- Central line associated blood stream infections
- Catheter associated urinary tract infections
- Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
St. Luke's continues to be a leader in preventing readmissions, as evidenced by its 30-day readmission rate of Medicare patients being statistically better (lower) than the national rate. In addition, St. Luke's 30-day readmission rates for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and after coronary bypass and total hip and knee replacement procedures are all less than the national average. As such, St. Luke's is the only St. Louis area hospital that has not incurred readmission penalties associated with the national Readmissions Reduction Act for the past two years.
Based on Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) data, St. Luke's has received an overall star rating of 4 (on a 5 point scale) for patient satisfaction. Only 28 percent of hospitals in the nation received a 4 star rating or better. Patients scored St. Luke's at 5 star levels in both the "overall rating of the hospital" and the "would you recommend" categories.
MEDICARE QUALITY STAR RATINGS
Medicare has devised a method using results from over 60 measures in seven categories to assign a quality rating to hospitals on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. St. Luke's placed in the top 28 percent of hospitals nationally, receiving a 4 star rating. Fewer than 3 percent of hospitals received a 5 star rating.
Medical researchers have developed quality ratings to help patients know how well specific hospitals perform. The following links to independent reporting agencies feature publicly-reported data, as required by the government and other regulatory bodies:
FIVE-STAR RATINGS FOR QUALITY
Clinical Quality Ratings
St. Luke's Hospital received 2017 Healthgrades® Specialty Excellence Awards for the exceptional quality of its:
- Cardiac care
- Cardiac surgery
- Coronary intervention
- General surgery
And according to the 2017 national hospital quality study published by Healthgrades, St. Luke's also achieved five-star ratings for the quality of its treatment of:
The Joint Commission
- Respiratory failure