UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Named 2015 HEALTHSTRONG Hospital
UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s has been recognized as one of the nation’s top performing hospitals according to a new study by iVantage Health Analytics. St. Luke’s is one of nine UnityPoint Health hospitals named to the list of 2015 HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals.
The study of the 2015 HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals, including St. Luke’s, highlights top performing hospitals as determined through the Hospital Strength INDEXTM. The annual INDEX study is the industry’s most comprehensive rating system of hospitals and the results recognize the top performing hospitals based on 62 different performance metrics including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency.
“St. Luke’s is proud to be recognized among the nation’s top hospitals for quality, performance and patient satisfaction. These areas are vital to our commitment to provide outstanding care. The HEALTHSTRONG recognition affirms the efforts of our staff, physicians and leaders are making a difference to the patients who walk through our doors,” says Peter Thoreen, President and CEO of UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s. “While our work to improve the health of our community continues, we are pleased by this recognition for our work to provide the best outcome for every patient every time.”
The Hospital Strength INDEX includes all eligible United States active, short-term, acute care and non-specialty hospitals in its study group. Each INDEX is based on most recently available public data sources, examining nine pillars of hospitals strength: inpatient share ranking, outpatient share ranking, population risk, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives and financial strength.