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UnityPoint Health® – St. Luke’s Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 100 Great Hospitals for a Fifth Time

MedQuarter (MedQ) Regional Medical District | May 7th, 2018

Cedar Rapids, Iowa—UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review “100 Great Hospitals in America” for a fifth time.


This annual publication is a compilation of some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused health care facilities in the nation. St. Luke’s was also named to the list in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.


According to Becker’s the hospitals included on this list have been recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes, and staff and physician satisfaction. These institutions are industry leaders that have achieved advanced accreditation and certification in several specialties. The list also includes industry innovators that have sparked trends in healthcare technology, hospital management and patient satisfaction.


Becker’s Healthcare selected the “100 Great Hospitals in America” based on analysis of ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 rankings, CMS star ratings, Leapfrog grades and Truven Health Analytics. Becker’s also sought nominations for its list.


Becker’s Review praised St. Luke’s Hospital accolades, which include being named second best hospital in Iowa in 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report and participation in the UnityPoint Health Accountable Care Next Generation ACO model.

“We are keeping very good company and certainly have something to celebrate,” said Ted Townsend, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital President and CEO.  “We like this recognition a great deal because it’s based on both qualitative and quantitative information and is not one of the many ‘recognitions’ that are out there if you’re willing to pay to use.”


Becker’s Hospital Review has published a version of this list since 2012.


The full list can be read here: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/100-great-hospitals-in-america-2018.html


St. Luke’s is one of only two Iowa hospitals to make the list.


About UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital
St. Luke’s is a fully accredited 532-bed hospital serving a five-county area surrounding Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Founded in 1884 as Cedar Rapids’ first hospital, today it offers a wide range of patient care services with strengths in cardiac care, obstetrics, neonatology, pediatrics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, general surgery, trauma care and senior services. St. Luke’s Hospital has been nationally recognized as a seven-time Top 100 Hospital and is also a Magnet Hospital.


About Becker’s Hospital Review

Becker’s Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Articles are geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable information, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each issue of Becker’s Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute care hospital CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.


MEDIA CONTACT: Sarah Corizzo, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital, 319-369-8372 or 319-560-2385.

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