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Newsweek Names St. Luke's University Hospital to Best Hospitals List
March 03, 2022

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


“This prestigious achievement is due to our outstanding team and our high standard to provide exceptional care to our patients,” says Donna Sabol, St. Luke’s Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer.


Of 420 American hospitals to make the list, 24 are based in Pennsylvania. St. Luke’s University Hospital, which encompasses both St. Luke’s Bethlehem and Allentown campuses, was ranked 9th overall in the state and is the top-ranked hospital from the Lehigh Valley.


“The world's hospitals have been the front line in medicine's constantly evolving war against COVID-19 for two years now,” 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 from 27 countries 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)


 Newsweek’s full list of World’s Best hospitals is on the Newsweek website https://www.newsweek.com/worlds-best-hospitals-2022.


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.