Washington DC - July 17, 2013 – 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.
St. Luke’s was ranked No. 2 in Idaho for the quality of its care and was noted as being high performing in:
“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”
U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.
The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.
The rankings have been published at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands August 27.
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 11,000 people. Founded in Boise in 1902, St. Luke’s now has seven hospitals in Boise, Meridian, Twin Falls, Ketchum, Jerome, McCall and Mountain Home, 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.
For more information, contact: Ken Dey, Media Manager, (208) 381-2894 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Dey served as Public Relations Coordinator at St. Luke's from 2008-2014.