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St. Luke’s University Health Network named to the 2022 100 Top Hospitals list

Annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience, and financial health.

St. Luke’s University Health Network has been named to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® list, formerly known as the IBM/Watson Health 100 Top Hospital list.

Though the sponsoring company  has changed over the years, the methodology behind the rankings remains the same as in prior years. This list is determined using independent and objective research to analyze hospital performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals serve as a model of excellence for the industry.

This is the 10th time, St. Luke’s has been recognized with this honor as one of the top performing health systems in the U.S. St. Luke’s is the only hospital in the greater Lehigh Valley region to ever earn this distinction.

Merative, (IBM Watson Health) a data, analytics and technology partner for the health industry, has identified for 2022 the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 2,650 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience, and financial health.

As part of this distinction, St. Luke’s Bethlehem and Allentown campuses were recognized as Number 2 of the 15 Best Major Teaching Hospitals in the US.

St. Luke’s Anderson campus was also recognized as Number 2  of the 15  Best Teaching Hospitals in the USA.

“These awards are particularly meaningful because they represent the outstanding healing environment that we provide to patients day in and day out when doing so requires our undivided attention and during a once in two generation pandemic,” said Rick Anderson, President and CEO of St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Recognition as one of the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals(IBM Watson Health) demonstrates St. Luke’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care. According to Merative, compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list had outstanding outcomes on key clinical and operational performance indicators. These outcomes include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency departments, inpatient expenses, profitability and ratings from patients.

The annual list is now published by Fortune Magazine and for more information, visit

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