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St. Luke's ranks eighth in US by Becker's Hospital Review

  • SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS A helicopter lands in background at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital in Coaldale.
    SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS A helicopter lands in background at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital in Coaldale.
Published February 08. 2014 09:00AM

St. Luke's Miners Campus in Coaldale has achieved top eight national ranking by Beckers Hospital Review for the Highest Value-Based Purchasing Scores.

The hospital earned a national ranking of eight out of 2,728 United States hospitals and was ranked first in Pennsylvania.

"I am very proud of the great work our team does every day to make us an excellent hospital," said Bill Moyer, president, St. Luke's Miners Campus. "To be able to achieve these national benchmarks and to be recognized at this level demonstrates the skills, compassion and dedication to quality and hard work of our entire staff."

Each hospital's individual score for the Value-Based Program focuses on three main areas: clinical process of care, patient experience of care and outcomes. Medicare uses VBP to reward hospitals for improving quality of care, reimbursing a higher percentage of Medicare payments to those hospitals that performed well on health care quality measures as well as in-patient satisfaction.

St. Luke's Miners is one of two hospitals in Pennsylvania to achieve this top 25 national recognition. It is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, 44-bed Level IV Trauma Center located in Coaldale.

Accredited by The Joint Commission, St. Luke's Miners provides a wide variety of health care services. The hospital is affiliated with the nationally recognized St. Luke's University Health Network and currently provides health care services to more than 2,100 admissions and more than 82,000 outpatient visits annually.

Additional on-site services include a home health agency and a 48-bed skilled nursing facility.

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