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Awards and Accreditations

Nationally Recognized for Excellence

National awards and accreditations are well-deserved recognition for the hard work of our dedicated caregivers. And they let you as a healthcare consumer know you can count on St. Luke’s for the highest levels of patient care and safety.

We’re proud of the recognition we earn, but our best rewards come from helping patients heal, supporting their families and loved ones, and working every day to improve the health of the people in our communities.



15 Top Health Systems 2017

Top 15 Health Systems in the U.S.

For the fourth consecutive year, St. Luke's Health System has been named one of the Top 15 Health Systems in the U.S., designated by Truven Health Analytics™.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ long-awaited hospital quality star ratings, designed to help patients navigate the complicated terrain of care quality, show that St. Luke’s Boise and St. Luke’s Meridian are the top hospitals in Idaho and the only Idaho hospitals to receive the full five stars. 

Joint Commission Accreditation

We've received Joint Commission Accreditation for St. Luke’s Boise, Meridian, Magic Valley, Wood River, and Elmore, and Primary Stroke Center Certification for St. Luke’s Boise, Meridian, and Magic Valley. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 15,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the U.S.

Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence

St. Luke’s achieved its fourth Magnet designation in 2015 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). St. Luke’s is one of just 30 organizations nationwide to receive this designation for a fourth time. Our Treasure Valley nurses rank with nurses at prestigious healthcare organizations such as the Mayo Clinic, Cedars-Sinai, and the University of Washington.

Award of Excellence in Healthcare Quality

St. Luke's received the Qualis Health Award of Excellence in Healthcare Quality for “Project Zero” and our Joint Program, for reducing surgical site infection rates and influencing changes in safety and protocol. St. Luke's Rehabilitation – Elks Subacute Unit received the Qualis award for falls reduction.

Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S.

St. Luke’s Boise and Meridian earned Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital recognition for the 11th year, awarded by Truven Health Analytics.

Commission on Cancer Accredited Program

Commission on Cancer Accreditation

St. Luke's holds Commission on Cancer (CoC) cancer program accreditations at both St. Luke’s Magic Valley and St. Luke’s Treasure Valley. Accreditation by the CoC, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons, demonstrates a cancer program’s commitment to providing high-quality, multidisciplinary, patient-centered cancer care. Thirty-four CoC-developed standards set the framework for a cancer program to provide the full scope of cancer care services required to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate, and support all cancer patients.

St. Luke’s Treasure Valley has received successful, three-year cancer program accreditations since 1956, and St. Luke's Magic Valley has held successful three-year cancer program accreditations since 1968.

Certification for High Quality Cancer Care

St. Luke’s MSTI achieved Certification for High Quality Cancer Care by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). QOPI certification reflects a commitment to quality of care that leads to fundamental changes in the clinical practice of oncology. St. Luke's MSTI earned re-certification by meeting QOPI’s core standards in all areas of treatment, including:

  • Treatment planning 
  • Staff training and education 
  • Chemotherapy orders and drug preparation 
  • Patient consent and education 
  • Safe chemotherapy administration 
  • Monitoring and assessment of patient well-being

Chest Pain Center Accreditation

St. Luke’s Boise and Meridian Medical Centers are full Cycle IV accreditation with PCI from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. 

Blood and Marrow Transplant Accreditation

The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at St. Luke's MSTI in Boise is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).
ACR Accredited Facility

Medical Imaging Accreditation

St. Luke’s Medical Imaging Departments are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in CT, MRI, ultrasound, mammography, and nuclear medicine. ACR accreditation assures patients, referring physicians, and payers that St. Luke's Medical Imaging facilities have undergone a rigorous review process and meet nationally accepted standards of care.

St. Luke’s Women’s Imaging Center in Twin Falls has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, while St. Luke's Center for Breast Imaging in Boise and Meridian was recognized by the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.

Children's Hospital Accreditation

The National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) has accredited St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital on an annual basis since 1992. NACHRI is an organization of children's hospitals with 221 members in the U.S., Canada, Australia, the U.K., Italy, China, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. NACHRI promotes the health and well-being of all children and their families through support of children's hospitals and health systems that are committed to excellence in providing healthcare to children.

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