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NEWS RELEASE: U.S. News & World Report ranks Saint Luke’s Hospital on list of Best Hospitals

                                                     Saint Luke’s Cardiology and Neurology & Neurosurgery programs recognized as  among best in the nation

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (August 8, 2017) — Saint Luke’s Hospital has been recognized on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 Best Hospitals rankings, released today. The rankings, now in their 28th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

“It is a tremendous honor to again be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as providing some of the best care in the nation. It is reflective of the talent and commitment of our Saint Luke’s physicians and nurses who bring the highest level of quality care to their patients each and every day,” said Julie L. Quirin, senior vice president of hospital operations for Saint Luke’s Health System. “We are especially proud for the Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute to join the Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute as being recognized as one of the best programs in the nation in their specialty.”  

This designation places Saint Luke’s Neurology & Neurosurgery program among the best in the nation. 

Highlights of the program include:

Among the nation’s elite at the endovascular treatment of acute strokes, treating more strokes than any other hospital in the region
A Comprehensive Stroke Center certified by the Joint Commission that is a national leader in endovascular interventions and outcomes
Level 4 Comprehensive Epilepsy Center which is the area’s longest continuously operating adult Level 4 Epilepsy Center, offering a full range of medical and surgical evaluation and treatment


Saint Luke’s Midwest Ear Institute is a nationally recognized pioneer and ongoing leader in cochlear implant technology for adults and children
Only Midwest provider of asleep Deep Brain Stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor.

“For nearly three decades, we’ve strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "By providing the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.”

For 2017-18, only 146 hospitals were ranked in at least one of the sixteen specialty areas. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S, News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.

Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City ranks No. 2 in Missouri, No. 2 in the Kansas City metro area, and is recognized among the Best Hospitals in northwestern Missouri.

Four specialty programs of Saint Luke’s Hospital are nationally ranked in the top 50. Just 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2017-18 earned national ranking in even one specialty.

Saint Luke’s nationally ranked programs are:

Cardiology & Heart Surgery (No. 34)
Gynecology (No. 48)
Neurology & Neurosurgery (No. 46)
Pulmonology (No. 47)

The hospital also ranks as high-performing in four specialty areas:

Diabetes & Endocrinology
Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
Geriatrics
Orthopedics

The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators.  The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

For more information about the 2017-18 rankings, please visit our FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2018” guidebook (ISBN 978-1931469869), available for pre-order from the U.S. News Store for delivery in late August.

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About Saint Luke’s Hospital

Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City is a member of Saint Luke’s Health System.

Founded in 1882, Saint Luke’s Hospital is the flagship facility in the 10-hospital system. In 2003, the hospital earned the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an honor that recognizes national role models with the only Presidential Award for performance excellence. The full-service hospital consistently achieves top rankings in the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Council and offers award-winning stroke care and heart surgery, nationally ranked transplant programs, a comprehensive women’s health center, trauma services, and more. In 2011, the hospital opened its new $330 million campus renovation and expansion featuring a state-of-the-art heart center. In 2014, Saint Luke’s Hospital also achieved its third Magnet designation, recognizing excellence in nursing care and quality.