St. Lukes and Meridian Medical Centers Honored Among Top Hospitals in National Survey
St. Luke’s Boise and Meridian medical centers combined have been named as a Top 100 Hospital in an annual survey.
St. Luke’s was included in the 2008 Thomson 100 Top Hospitals National Benchmarks study, which recognizes the nation’s top hospitals based on organizational performance.
St. Luke’s is the only Idaho hospital to make the list.
“It’s an honor to be named a Top 100 Hospital, but recognition and awards only tell part of the story,” Gary Fletcher, St. Luke’s Boise/Meridian CEO, said in a news release.
“We’re fortunate to have a dedicated group of employees, physicians, volunteers and community leaders who give freely of their time and expertise not in pursuit of accolades, but because we believe everyone in our community deserves the highest standard of medical care.”
This is sixth time since 1993 that St. Luke’s has been recognized as a Top 100 Hospital. St. Luke’s received the honor for three consecutive years from 1993 to 1995 and then again in 2004 and 2007. In November 2008, St. Luke’s was also recognized as a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital for Cardiovascular Care.
St. Luke’s was chosen as a Top 100 Hospital after a study that evaluated the performance of 3,000 short-term, acute care and non-federal hospitals in these nine areas: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, expenses, profitability, cash-to-debt ratio, patient satisfaction and adherence to clinical standards of care.
Public information from Medicare and Medicaid was used to determine the top 100 hospitals.