Impacting Health: Clinical Outcomes and Patient Experience
Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery
St. Luke’s Hospital is the only hospital in Missouri to achieve this distinction. The 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.
“This prestigious recognition illustrates the dedication of our entire St. Luke’s Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute team to improving the quality of life for our patients,” said Christine M. Candio, FACHE, St. Luke’s president and chief executive officer. “Our alliance with the nation’s No. 1 heart hospital, Cleveland Clinic’s Heart & Vascular Institute, further demonstrates St. Luke’s commitment to excellence in heart care.”
Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery and Prostate Surgery
These designations recognize St. Luke’s Hospital for having superior outcomes in general and prostate surgeries including a lower risk of complications. The general surgery rating includes bowel obstruction, colorectal, esophageal/stomach, gallbladder removal and small intestine surgeries.
“These achievements are the result of our entire healthcare team working together to provide each patient the best care possible,” said Christine M. Candio, FACHE, St. Luke’s president and chief executive officer. “This is how we live our mission to improve the quality of life for our patients and the community.”
Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™
This award places St. Luke’s Hospital among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide based on an analysis of patient experience data. This is the ninth year in a row (2011-2019) that St. Luke’s has received this award. To determine its 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award recipients, Healthgrades evaluated hospitals across the country that submitted patient surveys from April 2017 through March 2018 admissions to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Hospitals had to meet survey response size and clinical quality thresholds in order to be eligible for the award.
“Patients expect and deserve an exceptional hospital experience in addition to high quality care,” said Diane Ray, RN, FACHE, St. Luke’s senior vice president, network chief nursing officer and St. Luke’s Hospital chief operating officer. “To receive an award based on how our patients rate their hospital stays, including their willingness to recommend St. Luke’s Hospital to friends and family, reflects our team members’ daily commitment to providing an outstanding patient experience.”
Healthgrades is an independent healthcare ratings organization. Hospitals cannot opt out of its analysis, and no hospital pays to be evaluated. Its website, Healthgrades.com, offers information about hospitals and physicians.
Women’s Choice Award® Honors
St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield and St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital have been recognized with multiple 2019 Women’s Choice Award honors for excellence in healthcare. The 2019 awards recognize St. Luke’s Hospital as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care, Heart Care, Obstetrics, Orthopedics and Patient Safety as well as one of America’s Best Breast Centers and Stroke Centers.
St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital received 2019 America’s Best Hospitals designations for Bariatric Surgery, Orthopedics and Patient Safety. WomenCertified Inc., an advocate for female consumers, created the national Women’s Choice Award program which identifies the nation’s best healthcare institutions. Its award methodology includes measures of clinical excellence, female patient satisfaction and more.
CMS 5-Star Overall Quality
St. Luke’s Hospital placed in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationally for the Medicare Quality Star Ratings by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services. Medicare devised a method using results from over 57 measures in seven categories to assign a quality rating to hospitals on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.