UnityPoint Health - St Lukes - Sioux City

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UnityPoint Health – St. Luke's is a patient and family-centered hospital that delivers compassionate care to families in the tri-state area including Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. Our commitment to you begins with our personal approach, coordinating your care from the doctor's office to the hospital and back home. When you face something that can't be treated in your doctor's office, you can count on our hospital staff to help you tackle your biggest challenges.

St. Luke's offers a full range of services and programs. Our services are tailored to your individual needs with our state-of-the-art surgical center, the area's most recognized birth center, our cardiovascular care and the Level III emergency department.

Hours & Location Details

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours

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Comprehensive Heart Care

The care our patients receive at St. Luke's Hospital is our number one priority. That's why we're proud to be among the hospitals and agencies recognized by the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline program for our excellence in improving quality of patient care. In addition, St. Luke's has demonstrated sustained achievement in ACTION Registry for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures to receive the 2017 Platinum Performance Achievement Award. St. Luke's is just one of 193 hospitals nationwide to receive this honor.

When it comes to matters of the heart, turn to Siouxland's highest rated heart team, St. Luke's Cardiology Services and Cardiovascular Associates.

St. Luke's Hospital offers a full spectrum of advanced cardiovascular services.

Electrophysiology and Cardiac Catheterization Labs

St. Luke's cares for heart patients in a dedicated electrophysiology (EP) and cardiac catheterization labs. Just steps away from St. Luke's Emergency Department (ED), the location of our labs is one of the reasons our door-to-balloon times are faster than the national average. This means less time is needed between the patient's arrival in the ED to when they are moved to the cardiac cath lab to receive heart care. In the end, this means less heart muscle will be lost and the patient's outcome will be better.

  • The cardiac catheterization lab is equipped with an imaging and hemodynamic monitoring system which monitors and visualizes blood circulation to carefully track and record heart function.
  • The EP lab has advanced equipment, such as the Siemens Biplane, which creates improved visualization, because multiple images of the heart can be seen at one time.
Coronary Care Unit
For patients who are having procedures that require added patient monitoring and care, we offer a dedicated coronary care unit on the hospital's fourth floor. The unit features calming artwork from the Wrede and Barbara Smith Art and Healing Project and state-of-the-art iBeds that offer extended patient comfort with music, translation and charting capabilities. The unit is staffed with health care professionals trained specifically in coronary care, providing expert, compassionate care for patients in critical recovery after a heart procedure. New monitoring and nurse calling systems, along with a sophisticated nurses' station, donated by Cardiovascular Associates, in memory of Dr. Tjeerdsma, are all amenities that make this unit ideal for patient recovery.
Hospital Procedures
  • Consultations
  • Angiography: Coronary, Peripheral and Renal
  • Angioplasty/Stent Placement
  • Drug Eluting Stent Placement
  • Nuclear Testing
  • Permanent Pacemaker Implantation: permanent, bi-ventricular, ICD
  • AV Nodal Ablation
  • SVT Ablation VT Ablation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Comprehensive EP Procedures
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Event Monitoring
  • EKG Network
  • Peripheral Vascular Testing
  • CHF Management
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram
  • Loop Recorder Implantation
  • Non-Surgical ASD/PFO Closure
  • Minimally Invasive AAA Repair

State-of-the-Art Surgery Unit

You can't always decide your health. But you can decide who will take care of it. At St. Luke's, our surgery unit is designed to provide convenient flow for our surgical team, allowing patients to get into-and out of surgery-quickly, even on the same day in many cases. The surgery unit offers minimally invasive surgery to help you get back to doing what you love sooner after surgery. Combining robot-assisted surgery using the da Vinci Si HD™ with our six state-of-the-art operating rooms, St. Luke's Hospital provides surgical options unlike any other hospital in the area.

Amenities with Comfort in Mind

What to Expect

When you choose to have your surgery at St. Luke's Hospital, you will experience: 

  • Easy check-in at the main lobby
  • Comfortable patient waiting area
  • Private family/provider consultation rooms
  • Private pre-operation and post-operation patient rooms
  • Close patient monitoring in recovery rooms

Following surgery, patients in need of an overnight stay experience the same compassion and efficiency throughout their inpatient recovery.

Surgery Unit Virtual Tour

Behavioral and Mental Health

St. Luke's offers inpatient and outpatient mental and behavioral health services for adults. Our programs provide the highest quality of services to improve the health status of patients, to support the patient and family throughout the patient's recovery and to work with the community to offer patients and families additional resources outside of the hospital. The treatment team includes psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychiatric nurses, therapists, social workers, mental health specialists and hospital chaplains.

Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Program

Inpatient Program Overview
St. Luke's adult inpatient psychiatric program is designed for those whose mental health symptoms call for acute hospitalization to achieve mental health stabilization. The program provides a safe healing environment, caring professional staff and effective treatment approaches. The inpatient unit offers private and semi-private rooms and several common rooms for dining and activities.
Conditions We Treat

A variety of mental health conditions can warrant an inpatient stay. Patients who come to UnityPoint Health – St. Luke's for help include those with:

  • Depression Bipolar disorders (manic-depressive illness)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

An individual admitted for an inpatient stay often has one or more of the following conditions:

  • Overwhelming depression
  • Strong thoughts or urges of suicide, or a recent suicide attempt
  • Strong thoughts or urges of harming others, or a recent attempt to do so
  • A need for initiation to or adjustment of psychiatric medication
  • Difficulty functioning due to symptoms of mental illne
Clinical Assessment and Screening

Our personalized mental health services begin with a full evaluation to identify the scope and severity of the patient's illness. Depending on each patient's symptoms, the examination may include:

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Behavioral assessment
  • Suicide risk assessment
  • Medication trial and evaluation
  • Social network and resources assessment
  • Medical lab evaluations
Treatment Plan

We've designed treatment to decrease symptoms and improve communication skills, functional ability, and coping strategies. Our goal is to help patients develop strategies to manage their lives in a healthy, positive manner. Therapeutic activities include:

  • Communication skills training
  • Assertive communication training
  • Stress and anxiety management
  • Medication management and education
  • Mental health education
  • Emotional support for patients and family members
  • Education and referral to additional community services
  • Individual problem solving
  • Safety planning
  • Education about the recovery process
Payment Information
Most insurance policies, Medicare and Medicaid include coverage for inpatient services. If you have questions about your coverage, please contact your insurance carrier.

New Beginnings Outpatient Behavioral Health Group Therapy Program

About New Beginnings

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke's New Beginnings Outpatient Behavioral Health Group Therapy Program is designed for anyone who is living with a chronic mental illness. Adults dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and a variety of other common mental illnesses can receive support, guidance, treatment, and education in a safe and calming environment without the fear of judgment. Our compassionate team of licensed social workers, RNs, providers, chaplains and occupational therapists take a multidisciplinary approach to treatment planning. Program participants will work with our team to develop an individualized treatment plan, tailored around their unique situation and goals.

For more information about the program call (712) 279-3906 or contact Brianna Sommervold, LMSW, Program Manager at Brianna.Sommervold@unitypoint.org.

Program Care Levels

New Beginnings is made up of three different levels of care. Through intensive psychiatric care and a variety of group therapy sessions, New Beginnings strives to treat all symptoms associated with an individual's mental illness.

  • Partial Care Program. A highly structured program that runs four days a week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
  • Intensive Outpatient Program. A highly structured but less intensive program that runs up to four days per week with patients receiving between nine and 19 hours of therapy.
  • Group Program. A structured program that offers support to those individuals who require assistance in maintaining stabilization. Group hours consist of patients attending a minimum of one day per week up to three hours per day. Patient may attend up to nine hours per week.
Therapeutic Services
  • Symptom Management/Education Group. Participants will discuss their mental health symptoms and how those symptoms interfere with their daily lives. Participants will learn different methods to controlling and coping with the different symptoms they may face.
  • Mindfulness Group. This session will focus on patients learning to control their mind, rather than allowing their mind to control them. Mindfulness is the process of observing, describing, and participating in reality in a non-judgmental manner in the moment and with effectiveness. At the same time, mindfulness is the window to acceptance, freedom and wisdom.
  • Morning Feelings Group. Participants share personal concerns and experiences from their daily lives.
  • Cognitive Therapy. Session highlights a variety of topics including assertiveness, decision-making, communication, values, anger, and family dynamics.
  • Basic Skills Group. Topics such as self-esteem, community resources, budgeting, personal finance, first aid, personal hygiene, and leisure skills are discussed. Participants also learn the importance of physical fitness, relaxation, and stress management.
  • Occupational Therapy/Independent Living. This group helps participants develop skills needed for independent living including community resources, time management, and safety at home.

Groups related to patient specific diagnosis are also offered and include: bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety and schizophrenia.

Program Cost
Prior to joining the program, our team will discuss payment options. Our program is covered through most insurance plans including Medicare and Iowa/Nebraska Medicaid. Our team will also work with you to navigate and identify transportation needs so that you can attend the program as scheduled.

Inpatient Rehabilitation and Therapy  

UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Rehabilitation and Therapy Services help ensure that after a surgery, stroke or other life-changing event, you can get back to life as you know it, as fast as possible.

Inpatient Programs

Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation

UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Inpatient Acute Rehab Center cares for adult and pediatric patients who have suffered a disabling injury or illness such as stroke, neurological decline or had a recent surgery. Under the medical direction of Dr. Chad Stadsvold, St. Luke's Inpatient Acute Rehab Center is dedicated to helping patients reach their long-term goals, whether it's a return to home or other setting.

Making a Difference With Patient-Centered Focus

The hospital's acute rehab unit was designed with patient comfort in mind:

  • 10 individual rooms: each with its own large, private bathroom.
  • A living skills suite to help patients get reacquainted with daily living skills necessary to return home.
  • A group dining room that gives patients an opportunity to socialize with visiting loved ones and other acute rehab patients.
  • Our team of specially trained nurses including several rehabilitation-certified nurses and doctors, as well as occupational, speech and physical therapists assists patients in regaining a higher level of independence.
  • Upon discharge, patients receive follow-up care at UnityPoint Clinic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Upon discharge, patients receive follow up care at UnityPoint Clinic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's comprehensive rehabilitation therapists and nursing staff provides personalized therapy for adult and pediatric patients suffering from stroke, multiple trauma, brain and spinal cord injury, fractures, surgeries and other health conditions - all with one goal in mind. We are dedicated to helping our patients achieve their post-recovery goals, whether it's active retirement, independent living or a return to work and family life.

Services are performed in both the patient's room and in the rehabilitation gym, located on the hospital's third floor, offering a variety of rehab activities to assist with a patient's recovery. Our interdisciplinary approach means patients have access to a team including physical, speech and occupational therapists, rehabilitation nurses and social workers.

Harold and Mary Bomgaars Center for Cancer Care

The 15-bed Harold and Mary Bomgaars Center for Cancer Care at UnityPoint Health — St. Luke's provides an atmosphere of positive family/patient support. Our compassionate oncology staff is here to care for both your emotional and physical needs, providing inpatient chemotherapy, hospice and medical oncology care. Funded through generous donations and a significant gift from Harold and Mary Bomgaars, our Center for Cancer Care provides a comfortable place to gather with loved ones during cancer treatment.

Cancer Care and Support

Supporting you throughout your treatment.

A diagnosis of cancer can be difficult, so at St. Luke's we make it our priority to provide quality care in a comfortable atmosphere. We're here for you from the moment you are diagnosed and throughout your treatment stages.

  • Starting with diagnosis, St. Luke's pathologists and radiologists are here to detect signs of cancer, even at its earliest stages.
  • For patients needing outpatient services, you may be referred on to June E. Nylen Cancer Center, in Sioux City, Iowa, for off-site radiation as well as advanced diagnostic and treatment technology.
  • St. Luke's Ambulatory Service Infusion Center also provides treatment to hundreds of cancer patients annually, assisting with chemotherapy, blood transfusions, IV antibiotic therapy and other IV treatments.
  • Rehabilitation Services provided by St. Luke's on either an inpatient or outpatient basis help patients manage lymphedema, a condition that can occur in breast cancer survivors. Physical therapists help patients manage this condition with massages, compression bandages and special exercises.

The Levitt Guest Center

The Levitt Guest Center, located at St. Luke's just down the hall from the Bomgaars Center for Cancer Care, was created through a generous gift by Nancy Levitt Rosenthal of Sioux City in memory of her first husband, David Levitt, who died of pancreatic cancer.

This guest center offers family members quiet suites with private baths where they can rest and renew their spirits. Up to seven families can stay in the guest center at one time.

Because of Mrs. Rosenthal's significant gift, there is no charge to stay at the Levitt Center. Gifts of $20 or more per night are welcome and are used to help maintain the facility so others may enjoy its proximity and comfort for years to come.

Our History


  • DNV Primary Stroke Center Certification
  • AACVPR Certification for Cardiac Rehab
  • IAC Accreditation In Echo and Stress Echo
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