UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids Awards
UnityPoint Health continually receives national accolades and awards for providing outstanding patient care and for offering high quality services with high outcomes.
Top 100 Hospital
UnityPoint Health – St. Luke's Hospital has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM eight times. Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals, this study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. list based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data. The study has been conducted annually since 1993. Hospitals do not apply or pay to participate in the studies, nor do winners pay to promote their award. St. Luke's earned this award in 2019, 2018, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2005 and 2004. Learn more about this prestigious award.
St. Luke's Named to Becker's list of 100 Great Hospitals in America
UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital has been named to Becker's Hospital Review "100 Great Hospitals in America" for a sixth time for 2019. St. Luke's has been named to this list in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019. This annual publication is a compilation of some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused health care facilities in the nation. The hospitals included on Becker's Hospital Review list are renowned for excellence. They are industry leaders in innovation, quality patient care and clinical research, and have received recognition across various publications and accrediting organizations.
U.S. News & World Report names St. Luke's Third Best Hospital in Iowa
St. Luke's Hospital is among the nation's Best Regional Hospitals, according to U.S. News and World Report. St. Luke's is ranked third best hospital in Iowa in the U.S. News & World Report 2020-21 edition. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 31st year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.
St. Luke's was ranked high performing in six adult procedures and conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip and knee replacement.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Highest Rating
In 2019 and 2021 St. Luke's Hospital has received the highest rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). CMS Hospital compare recently updated its overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings and St. Luke's was one of only 12 hospitals in Iowa to receive five stars. CMS uses metrics from the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and Hospital Outpatient Quality Report (OQR) Program to determine star ratings for more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Read the St. Luke's report.
Best in the Corridor
For 2021, St. Luke's Hospital was voted Best Hospital in the Corridor for the eighth time by the Corridor Business Journal. UnityPoint at Home in Cedar Rapids won Best Home Health Care Agency in 2020.
Magnet Award for Excellence in Nursing
St. Luke's Hospital has succeeded in achieving Magnet recognition for
the third time (2009, 2014 and 2018) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC),
signifying successful implementation of the national Magnet standards for nursing excellence.
Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence (2007 and 2016)
The Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence is an award given by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and specifically designated to recognize the nation's top hospital critical care units. Critical care units that receive the Beacon Award will have exhibited high quality standards, exceptional care of patients and their families and healthy work environments.
Heart and Stroke Awards
Top Heart Hospital
St. Luke's has been designated as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals six times. The study, singles out 50 hospitals that achieved superior clinic outcomes in this critical area of hospital care. As is the case with the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals study, the rigorous processes used to calculate and measure hospital service lines leverage industry-leading, risk-adjusted methodologies developed and maintained by Truven Health scientists over many years. St. Luke's achieved Top 50 Cardiovascular status in 2016, 2015, 2012, 2008, 2007, 2004.
Primary Stroke Center
St. Luke's Hospital is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, the American Stroke Association and the American Heart Association.
Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care
St. Luke's was selected by Blue Cross Blue Shield for demonstrating a commitment to quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for cardiac patients.
St. Luke's Receives American College of Cardiology's NCDR Chest Pain MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2021, recognizes high standards of patient care
For the eighth year in a row, St. Luke's has received this prestigious recognition. In 2021, St. Luke's is one of only 140 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes our commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that we have reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology.
Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) and Resuscitation from the American College of Cardiology (ACC)
St. Luke's is the first hospital in Iowa to achieve the ACC Chest Pain with Primary PCI and Resuscitation accreditation.
Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program Certification
St. Luke's Cardiac Rehab program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation which recognizes outstanding programs that follow best practices in patient care and program management.
American Heart and Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
This award recognizes St. Luke's commitment and success in using the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke, Target Stroke and Target: Type 2 Diabetes programs. These programs offer the most up-to-date evidence-based guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes in its community.
Birth Care Awards
U.S. News & World Report Names St. Luke's High Performing in Adult Maternity Care
St. Luke's Hospital has been recognized as High Performing in Adult Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy) by U.S. News & World Report. This is the first time U.S. News has published a list of Best Hospitals for Maternity. To be recognized among the Best Hospitals for Maternity, hospitals had to excel on multiple quality metrics that matter to expectant families, including complication rates, C-sections, whether births were scheduled too early in pregnancy, and how successfully each hospital supported breastfeeding. Only one-third of the hospitals evaluated by U.S. News for maternity care earned a 'High Performing' rating. Learn more.
Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care
This designation is awarded based on the evaluation several quality measures, including the percentage of newborns that fall into the category of early elective delivery, an ongoing concern in the medical community. Compared with babies born 39 weeks or later, early term infants face higher risks of infant death and respiratory ailments such as respiratory distress syndrome, pneumonia, and respiratory failure, among other conditions.
In addition, hospitals that receive a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care designation agreed to meet requirements that align with principles that support evidence-based practices of care, as well as having initiated programs to promote successful breastfeeding, as described in the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative by Baby-Friendly USA or the Mother-Friendly Hospital program by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) through its "Ten Steps of Mother-Friendly Care." Learn more.
Family Centered Care
St. Luke's Women's and Children's Center is the first birth care center in the nation to receive the national award for outstanding Family Centered Maternity Care. Family Centered Maternity Care is an approach to providing care for women and their families that integrates pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and infant care into the continuum of the family life as normal, healthy life events.
First NICU Family Support Site in Iowa
The March of Dimes has selected St. Luke's NICU as Iowa's first and only site to house a new program called March of Dimes NICU Family Support. The project's purpose is to provide information and emotional support to families of critically ill newborns being cared for in a neonatal intensive care unit.
Rehab, Spine, Joint and Hip
St. Luke's is the first rehabilitation program in Iowa to receive the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Inpatient Rehabilitation Stroke Specialty Program accreditation. St. Luke's Brain Injury Program also received accreditation and St. Luke's Inpatient Rehabilitation unit received a three-year accreditation - the twelfth consecutive three-year accreditation for the unit.
St. Luke's was selected by Wellmark for demonstrating a commitment to quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for spine surgery and hip and knee replacement patients.
Blue Distinction Center + for Spine Surgery
St. Luke's Hospital is a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Spine Surgery, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed by Blue Cross Blue Shield companies with input from the medical community.
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
Certification is awarded by JCAHO, which evaluates and accredits nearly 17,000 health-care organizations and programs in the United States. St. Luke's met all of the standards in all areas of evaluation. JCAHO has also accredited St. Luke's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Home Medical Equipment.
St. Luke's has earned the Gold Seal of Approval for Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission for hip and knee joint replacement program. St. Luke's has also been re-certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. In addition certification has been achieved for trauma and total joint programs.
Premium Total Joint Specialty Center
St. Luke's Hospital is proud to be selected as a UnitedHealth Premium Total Joint Specialty Center. UnitedHealthcare evaluated our associates, services and procedures using specific quality criteria and guidelines based on nationally recognized standards and expert advice.
Joint Registry Affiliation Helps St. Luke's Ensure Best Possible Patient Experience
In its continuing mission to provide the best patient care possible, St. Luke's is a member of the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), an independent, not-for-profit database designed to store comprehensive data about joint replacement procedures and to help physicians and artificial joint manufacturers improve the experiences of patients who undergo joint replacement surgery.
Cancer Care Awards
Breast Cancer Accreditation
St. Luke's Hospital has been granted a three-year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
Certified Quality Breast Center
St. Luke's Hospital Breast and Bone Health has recently been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™. This distinguished honor represents a commitment by this breast center to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in their community.
Cancer Program Accreditation
The cancer program at St. Luke's Hospital earned a three-year approval with commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care.