St. Luke’s Noted for ‘Great Heart Program’Bethlehem, PA (9/29/2016) – St. Luke’s University Health Network recently was named to the 2016 edition of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs.”
According to the list’s author, Becker’s Hospital Review, the hospitals named lead the nation in cardiovascular health care. The publication examines reputable ranking and award agencies including Truven Health Analytics and U.S. News and World Report rankings for cardiology and heart surgery and others.
St. Luke’s, which includes a Heart Rhythm Center and an accredited Chest Pain Center, has earned a three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and is designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care by Blue Cross Blue Shield.
The list is not a ranking, and hospitals cannot pay to be included, Becker’s said.
About St. Luke’sFounded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated and nationally recognized network providing services at soon-to-be seven, hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites. The network’s service area includes Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, and Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing health education, St. Luke’s operates the nation’s oldest School of Nursing and 22 graduate medical educational programs and is considered a major teaching hospital, the only one in the region. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first Medical School. Repeatedly, including 2016, St. Luke’s has earned Truven’s Top 100 Major Teaching Hospital designation as well as Top 50 Cardiovascular program in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as electronic medical records, telehealth, online scheduling and pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers in comparison to major teaching hospitals and other health systems.
Mariella B. Miller
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St. Luke's University Health Network
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