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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.

America's 100 Best Hospitals and Outstanding Patient Experience Awards

We were named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals (Boise/Meridian) and received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award (Boise/Meridian/Magic Valley), as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

We’ve also earned many specialty awards from Healthgrades for programs such as stroke, joint replacement, vascular surgery, and gastrointestinal care.

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.

Top 15 Health Systems in the U.S.

St. Luke's Health System was named one of the Top 15 Health Systems in the U.S., designated by Truven Health Analytics.

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.

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 earned full Cycle III accreditation with PCI from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care in 2012.

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).

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.

VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence

St. Luke’s Boise and Meridian Medical Centers were recognized by VHA in 2015 for meeting or exceeding national performance standards for clinical care based on patient care across four clinical areas: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical infection prevention. VHA is a national network of not-for-profit health care organizations that work together to drive maximum savings, set new levels of clinical performance, and identify and implement best practices.