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Five St. Luke’s Network hospitals top list

Five St. Luke’s University Health Network hospitals have been named to the Top Hospital list by Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit hospital safety watchdog. They are:

• St. Luke’s University Hospital - Bethlehem Campus (Top Teaching)

• St. Luke’s Hospital - Allentown Campus (Top Teaching)

• St. Luke’s Easton Hospital (Top Teaching)

• St. Luke’s Warren Campus (Top Teaching)

• Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital (Top General)

“These awards are a credit to St. Luke’s outstanding leadership, providers, nurses and other hospital staff and volunteers who throughout the pandemic have maintained an unwavering focus on quality and patient satisfaction,” said St. Luke’s Chief Quality Officer Donna Sabol.

Leapfrog’s Top Hospital award recognizes the highest performing hospitals across many areas of hospital care, including infection rates, maternity care and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. More than 2,200 hospitals were considered for the award. A total of 149 top hospitals nationwide were selected as Top Hospitals.

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades awarding top marks to every St. Luke’s University Health Network hospital eligible for evaluation, 10 campuses in total. St. Luke’s was the only major health system in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to earn straight As, according to Leapfrog.

“We are pleased to recognize St. Luke’s,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, adding, “Even with the continued strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Luke’s has demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to excellent health care in the Lehigh Valley community. We congratulate the board, leadership, staff and clinicians who put their patients first.”

List of institutions honored as 2021 Top Hospitals: www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.