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St. Luke’s Heart Earns Truven Top 50 Award for Ninth Consecutive Year

By Chereen Langrill, Notes and Announcements
November 8, 2016

The 2017 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals were announced Nov. 7, and for the ninth consecutive year St. Luke’s Heart was recognized for programs in Boise and Meridian.

St. Luke’s has earned recognition 11 times since the award’s inception in 1999.

The Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study is an annual, objective, quantitative study that identifies the nation’s best providers of cardiovascular care. It is based on publicly available data and clinical, operational, and financial performance metrics. Hospitals do not apply to be part of the study, which is part of the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® program, and winners do not pay to market their recognition.

Truven’s latest study included an analysis on Medicare patients and concluded that if all cardiovascular providers performed at the level of this year’s winners, it would lead to the following outcomes:

  • More than 9,000 lives could be saved
  • Over 6,000 more heart patients could be complication-free
  • More than $1.4 billion could be saved

St. Luke’s Heart was selected from more than 1,000 U.S. hospitals. According to David Bishop, administrator for St. Luke’s Heart, and Dr. Stefanie Fry, St. Luke’s cardiac service line division medical director, the recognition demonstrates the program’s continued commitment to excellence.

“St. Luke’s has made this Truven list for 11 years, which is a testament to our dedicated caregivers and the quality of care they provide for our patients,” Bishop said.

Learn more about the award from Truven.

About The Author

Chereen Langrill was formerly a communications coordinator for St. Luke’s Health System.

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Diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases, abnormalities, and related conditions.

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