UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s Hospital Named to the 2023 100 Top Hospitals List
UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by PINC AI™ and reported by Fortune. This is the ninth time St. Luke’s has been recognized with this honor. Hospitals do not apply or pay to participate in the studies, nor do winners pay to promote their award – this honor is based on performance.
To create the list, an objective, quantitative analysis of publicly available data was conducted to identify the top hospitals in the United States. The award evaluates nearly 3,000 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience, and financial health.
“This is a tremendous achievement for our doctors, nurses, team members, board and volunteers,” said Casey Greene, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids Market President. “Our entire team is committed to providing the best outcome for every patient every time. This national recognition is a reflection of this continuous work.”
100 Top Hospitals® program performance
This year, based on comparisons between the study winners and a peer group of similar hospitals that were not winners, the analysis found that the winners of the 100 Top Hospitals® program delivered better outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost. Compared to non-winning hospitals, this year’s winners had:
- 31 percent fewer deaths than non-winning hospitals.
- 9 percent fewer patients with complications.
- 39 percent fewer healthcare associated infections (HAIs).
- Nearly 20 percent lower inpatient expenses per discharge.
- 0.5-day shorter average length of stay.
- Better reported patient experience scores, with a top-box Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score of 77 percent versus 70 percent for non-winning hospitals.
“As hospitals continue to share the nation’s focus on changing healthcare for the better, hospitals and health systems are recognizing the importance of identifying areas within their walls for quality improvement,” said Leigh Anderson, Premier’s Chief Operating Officer and the leader of PINC AI™. “The transparent and nonbiased measures this study provides, helps leaders make informed decisions for change, and proves that UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital excels across a range of core performance indicators, which can directly lead to significantly higher quality patient outcomes, with fewer readmissions and complications.”
St. Luke's Hospital has earned this honor in 2023, 2019, 2018, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2005 and 2004. Learn more at pinc-ai.com/100-top-hospitals.