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Saint Luke’s Health System Named to the IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems List

June 30, 2020

Saint Luke’s Health System has been named to the IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems list. This is the first time Saint Luke’s has been recognized with this honor as one of the top-performing health systems in the U.S. The annual list was published today by Fortune.

IBM Watson Health® has identified the top health systems from a rigorous evaluation of 332 health systems and 2,492 hospitals that are members of health systems. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency and patient experience. IBM Watson Health established the list to help identify top performance benchmarks that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance.

This recognition demonstrates Saint Luke’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care, particularly during this very disruptive and challenging time. As compared to their peer health systems, the organizations included on the IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators.

“Hospitals, health systems, and the dedicated clinicians and staff who work at these organizations have emerged as true heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are grateful to be able to recognize these extraordinary leaders at this time,” said Kyu Rhee, M.D., M.P.P., Vice President and Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health. “From small to large health systems, the organizations on this list demonstrate a relentless commitment to high value, patient-centered care, and innovation. It is clear that the COVID-19 crisis will be a catalyst for reinvention, and we believe these top-performing health systems are positioned to emerge stronger and smarter out of this crisis.”

IBM Watson Health is a data, analytics, and technology partner for the health industry. Supported by the innovation of IBM and the intelligence of Watson, we are committed to helping build smarter health ecosystems.

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