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Newsweek Names St. Luke's to World's Best Hospitals List
March 04, 2021

St. Luke’s University Hospital has been named one of the “World’s Best” hospitals by Newsweek magazine for the third year in a row.


“We are proud to be named one of the best hospitals in the world. It is a testament to the outstanding quality care we provide to all patients on a daily basis,” says Donna Sabol, St. Luke’s Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer.


Of 334 American hospitals to make the list, 15 are based in Pennsylvania. St. Luke’s University Hospital, which encompasses both St. Luke’s Bethlehem and Allentown campuses, was ranked 7th overall in the state and is the only hospital from the Lehigh Valley on the list.


“The hospitals on this list are at the forefront of adapting to these new challenges while providing top-notch patient care,” Newsweek said.


To create this ranking, Newsweek and Statista Inc., a global market research and consumer data company, designed a rigorous methodology that evaluated hospitals using data from three sources:


  • Hospital recommendations from peers: an online survey conducted among tens of thousands of doctors, health care professionals and hospital managers in 11 countries
  • Patient experience: surveys of patient satisfaction with hospitals
  • Medical KPIs (e.g. data on quality of treatment, hygiene measures)


In addition, St. Luke’s Bethlehem Campus has also been recognized for Best Hospitals for Infection Prevention.


Newsweek’s full list of World’s Best hospitals is on the Newsweek website []. St. Luke’s University Hospital is central-eastern Pennsylvania’s top-ranked hospital, having garnered the health care industry’s highest honors from IBM Watson, Healthgrades and Leapfrog, among others. The hospital includes the St. Luke’s / Temple School of Medicine, the nation’s oldest nursing school and the region’s most extensive residency program.