UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital named to the Great Hospitals in America list
UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital has been named to the Becker's Hospital Review “Great Hospitals in America” list. St. Luke's is one of only two Iowa hospitals on the list and the only hospital in Cedar Rapids.
According to Becker’s, “these hospitals are renowned for clinical excellence, patient safety, innovation efforts, research and education and patient satisfaction. Top ranking and award agencies have recognized these hospitals for their leadership in the industry and their excellence in several specialties. Hospitals acknowledged on this list are leaders who contribute to breakthroughs and discoveries that impact the future of medicine. Their expertise benefits not only the communities they serve, but also the healthcare field as a whole.”
In the publication, Becker’s reported that St. Luke’s has been bettering its community since it opened over 140 years ago. And pointed to the hospital’s national recognition for providing quality healthcare at affordable costs. Becker’s noted the hospital’s commitment to continuously improving the cardiovascular health of patients with its $25 million expansion at the Nassif Heart and Vascular Center.
"This is an honor to make this list and be recognized along with other prestigious hospitals," said Michelle Niermann, St. Luke's Hospital president and CEO. "We have an amazing team of providers, nurses, team members, volunteers and board members. I am proud of our team and thrilled to see them recognized nationally for their exceptional care."
Hospitals cannot pay to be included on this list. The list of winning hospitals was published online at beckershospitalreview.com.
St. Luke's is a fully accredited 532-bed hospital serving a five-county area surrounding Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Founded in 1884 as Cedar Rapids' first hospital, today it offers a wide range of patient care services with strengths in cardiac care, obstetrics, neonatology, pediatrics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, general surgery, trauma care and senior services. St. Luke's Hospital has been nationally recognized as a Top 100 and Magnet Hospital.