Washington DC - July 17, 2012 - St. Luke’s Health System’s Boise and Meridian Medical Centers have been ranked as high performing in seven specialty areas by U.S. News & World Report.
The rankings, annually published by U.S. News & World Report for the past 23 years, showcase more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. The rest of the recognized hospitals met a standard of performance nearly as demanding.
St. Luke’s was ranked No. 2 in Idaho for the quality of its care and was noted as being high performing in:
U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow said the rankings are an aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges.
“All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” Comarow said. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”
The rankings were published by U.S. News in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Highlights of the 2012-13 rankings will appear in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, available in August.
The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.
About St. Luke’s Health System
St. Luke’s Health System is Idaho’s largest and only locally controlled not-for-profit health care system employing more than 10,000 people. Founded in Boise in 1902, St. Luke’s now has six hospitals in Boise, Meridian, Twin Falls, Ketchum, Jerome, and McCall, and more than 100 outpatient centers and clinics throughout central and southwest Idaho and eastern Oregon. With a mission “to improve the health of people in our region,” St. Luke’s provides unmatched care in specialized medical fields including cancer, heart and vascular, obstetrics, women’s services, and children’s health care. For more information about St. Luke’s, visit www.stlukesonline.org.
About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com, and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on health, personal finance, education, travel, cars, and public service/opinion, U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News & World Report’s signature franchise includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its annual "Best" series of consumer web guides and publications that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans, and more.
Ken Dey served as Public Relations Coordinator at St. Luke's from 2008-2014.