Allentown News

Published on August 7th, 2019

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US News & World Report Awards St. Luke’s Most High Marks in Lehigh Valley

According to the US News & World Report 2019 hospital rankings, St. Luke’s University Hospital – Bethlehem is “high performing” in 12 adult specialties, procedures and conditions. No other hospital in the Lehigh Valley received more recognitions.

“We are proud US News & World Report has recognized St. Luke’s as ‘high performing’ in so many categories,” Donna Sabol, St. Luke’s Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, said. “This adds to the extensive list of honors St. Luke’s has received in the past year – IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospital, Newsweek ‘World’s Best’ Hospital and Leap Frog Top Hospital, as well as the region’s only five- and four-star ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.”

US News & World Report rated St. Luke’s “high performing” in the adult specialties of geriatrics, orthopedics and pulmonology.

It also rated St. Luke’s “high performing” in all nine of the study’s ranked procedures and conditions:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Aortic valve surgery
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Lung cancer surgery

Only 57 out of 4,500 hospitals nationally were rated “high performing” in all nine of the study’s ranked procedures and conditions. No other Lehigh Valley hospital achieved this distinguished honor.


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