St. Luke's Ranked in Top 10 by US News & World Report

Sept. 5, 2018 - St. Luke's University Hospital in Bethlehem has been ranked No. 6 in Pennsylvania on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list.

St. Luke's University Hospital has also been rated high performing in two adult specialties (geriatrics and orthopedics) and seven procedures and conditions (abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure treatment, colon cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery and treating COPD).

St. Luke’s is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  St. Luke’s also is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics), which St. Luke’s has done repeatedly – six times total and four years in a row including 2018.

U.S. News generates its hospital rankings by evaluating data on nearly 5,000 hospitals. The ratings in procedures and conditions focus on typical Medicare patients. More information is available at: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/pa/st-lukes-hospital-and-health-network-6230049

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About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue greater than $2 billion, the Network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.  Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania.  In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows.  St. Luke’s is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  St. Luke’s has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) repeatedly – six times total and four years in a row including 2018.  It has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program.  Utilizing the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information.  St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.