St. Luke’s Part of One of the Best-Performing Healthcare Systems in the U.S.
Sioux City, IA - St. Luke’s Health System and its parent organization, Iowa Health System, are among the top healthcare systems in the nation. The ranking is based on clinical quality and efficiency, according to results of Thomson Reuter’s 100 Top Hospitals: Health System Benchmarks Study. All health systems in the United States with two or more short-term, general, non-federal hospitals – a total of 255 – were assessed for the annual study.
"The positive results for St. Luke’s and Iowa Health System reveal that our vision of delivering the Best Outcome for Every Patient Every Time has been embraced across our health system,” Iowa Heath System President and CEO Bill Leaver says. “While the numbers show we are achieving objectives for safety and quality care, it is the sharing of best practices, striving for innovation and the tremendous cooperation among all of our partners that is driving our success.”
The best-performing systems in the study, including Iowa Health System, had 16 percent lower mortality, 18 percent fewer medical complications and 16 percent fewer patient safety incidents. The study used 2007-2009 data from two databases: Medicare Provider Analysis and Review and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Compare.
Iowa Health System also placed in the top 20 percent in 2009, the first year of the study. To develop its rankings, Thomson Reuters measures mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, 30-day mortality rate, 30-day readmission rate, adherence to clinical standards of care and patient survey scores.
“St. Luke’s is proud to have made significant contributions to Iowa Health System’s achievement,” says Peter Thoreen, St. Luke’s Health System President and CEO . “The outstanding care people in Siouxland have become accustomed to receiving from
St. Luke’s is found at all Iowa Health System hospitals and clinics across the state.”
About St. Luke’s Health System:
St. Luke's Regional Medical Center is a community hospital serving the tri-state Siouxland area. Our focus is - and will always be - patient-centered care to improve the health of the people of Siouxland. With 1,200 employees and nearly 85,000 patients cared for annually, St. Luke’s is an anchor of support for the Siouxland community.
St. Luke's offers full-service healthcare with a range of inpatient and outpatient services, specialty and family healthcare clinics, and healthcare screenings and community benefit programs. St. Luke's is also planning for the future of healthcare through its affiliation with St. Luke’s College. With a strong focus on safety and quality, St. Luke’s has built a long-standing reputation of improving lives through advanced treatment and health education.
For more information, visit www.stlukes.org.