St. Luke's Hospital: The Only St. Louis Hospital Named One Of America's 50 Best For Eighth Year
The Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals list includes hospitals which rank among the top one percent in the nation for clinical excellence.
Chesterfield, Mo., February 25, 2014 - St. Luke's Hospital announced that is has been named one of the nation's 50 Best hospitals by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This distinction, which was achieved based on an evaluation of clinical performance over seven years, places St. Luke's Hospital in the top one percent of hospitals nationwide, out of over 4,500 hospitals evaluated.
Healthgrades reports a 23.29% lower risk-adjusted mortality rate for the hospitals among the America's 50 Best™ hospitals list when compared to all other hospitals in the nation (across 19 procedures and conditions where in-hospital mortality was the clinical outcome).
"The distinction means as much to us today as the first time we received it eight years ago," said Jan Hess, Vice President, St. Luke's Hospital. "It means that those who represent St. Luke's Hospital - our physicians, employees and volunteers - have a continued commitment to one thing: the highest possible care for our patients. To be measured solely on clinical results is something we take great pride in. It's also something our patients can take comfort in when they choose their healthcare provider."
"By choosing a hospital that has achieved the Healthgrades America's 50 Best™ hospital award, consumers can expect a long-standing commitment to exceptional clinical care - and receive a quality of care that is among the highest quality medical care in the nation," said Evan Marks, EVP, Informatics and Strategy, Healthgrades.
Healthgrades America's 50 Best™ designation recognizes hospitals for consistent clinical excellence by identifying those that received a Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for the most consecutive years. To learn more about how Healthgrades determines America's Best Hospitals Award recipients, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.
About St. Luke's Hospital:
St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. is a regional healthcare provider committed to improving the quality of life for patients and the community. The 493-bed, not-for-profit hospital offers care in more than 60 specialty areas and serves the region from more than 20 locations across the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit stlukes-stl.com/newsroom.
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