Awards & Recognition

U.S. News and World Report

  • Saint Luke’s Hospital
    • Nationally ranked (2018-2019)
      • Cardiology & Heart Surgery (No. 38)
      • Gynecology (No. 44)
      • Neurology & Neurosurgery (No. 44)
    • High-performing specialty areas (2018-2019)
      • Diabetes & Endocrinology
      • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
      • Geriatrics
      • Nephrology
      • Orthopedics
      • Pulmonology
  • Saint Luke's East Hospital
    • High-performing specialty areas (2018-2019)
      • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Best Nursing Homes
    • Anderson County Hospital Residential Living Center
    • Saint Luke's Bishop Spencer Place

Learn more about the ranking methodology used by U.S. News & World Report.


American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation 

  • Cardiovascular Program Certification
    • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
    • Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital
    • Saint Luke's East Hospital
    • Saint Luke’s North Hospital
    • Saint Luke's South Hospital
    • Hedrick Medical Center
  • Pulmonary Program Certification
    • Saint Luke's East Hospital
    • Hedrick Medical Center

American College of Surgeons

  • Commission on Cancer Accredited Program
    • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers 
    • Saint Luke's East Hospital
    • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
    • Saint Luke's South Hospital 
    • Saint Luke's North Hospital

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

  • Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
    • Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus (2018)
    • Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite (2015)
    • Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Plus with Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll (2018)
    • Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award (2014)
    • Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Gold Recognition Award (2017)
    • Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Receiving Center Silver Recognition Award (2017)
  • Saint Luke’s East Hospital
    • Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus (2018)
    • Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll (2015)
    • Mission: Lifeline® Receiving Center Silver Plus Recognition Award (2016)
  • Saint Luke’s South Hospital
    • Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Silver Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus (2018)
  • Saint Luke’s North Hospital
    • Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite (2018)
    • Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Gold Recognition Award (2017)
    • Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Receiving Center Silver Recognition Award (2017)

American Nurses Credentialing Center

  • Magnet Recognition (2004-present)
    • Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City

  • Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care
    • Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
  • Blue Distinction Center+ for Heart Transplant
    • Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
  • Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care
    • Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
    • Saint Luke’s East Hospital
    • Saint Luke’s South Hospital
    • Saint Luke’s North Hospital
  • Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery
    • Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
  • Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement
    • Saint Luke’s East Hospital
    • Saint Luke’s South Hospital

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

  • Five-Star Quality Rating
    • Anderson County Hospital Residential Living Center
    • Saint Luke's Bishop Spencer Place
    • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
    • Saint Luke's South Hospital

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus

  • Saint Luke's Physician Group

Extracorporeal Life Support Organization

  • Gold Center of Excellence in Life Support Award (2015)
    • Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

  • Certified Gold Healthy KC Organization (2016)
    • Saint Luke's Health System

Health Finance Management Association

  • Top Nine Healthcare Systems, Patient Communications Best Practices (2016) 
    • Saint Luke's Health System

Healthcare Equality Index

  • Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality (2014 - present)
    • Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
    • Saint Luke’s North Hospital
    • Saint Luke’s South Hospital
    • Saint Luke’s East Hospital
    • Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital
  • Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality (2017 - present)
    • Anderson County Hospital 
    • Hedrick Medical Center
    • Wright Memorial Hospital

Healthgrades

  • Saint Luke’s Hospital
    • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ 2018
    • Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 2018
  • Saint Luke’s East Hospital
    • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ 2018
    • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ 2018
  • Saint Luke’s North Hospital
    • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ 2018
  • Saint Luke’s South Hospital
    • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ 2018

​HealthStream

  • Excellence through Insight® (2015)
    • Saint Luke's Health System

Hospitals & Health Networks

  • Health Care’s Most Wired (1999-present)
    • Saint Luke’s Health System

The Joint Commission

  • Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
    • Comprehensive Cardiac Center
    • Comprehensive Stroke Center
    • Advanced Certification in Heart Failure (2014)
  • Saint Luke’s South Hospital
    • Primary Stroke Certification
    • Gold Seal of Approval® for Orthopedic Joint Replacement for Hip and Knee Certification (2015)
    • Gold Seal of Approval® for Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Certification (2015)
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital
    • Primary Stroke Certification
  • Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital
    • Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® (2013)
  • Hedrick Medical Center
    • Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® (2014)
    • Gold Seal of Approval® (2013)

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

  • Accredited Center
    • Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
    • Saint Luke’s South Hospital

Midwest Transplant Network

  • Excellence in Donation Tissue Conversion (2015)
    • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
    • Saint Luke's North Hospital

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

  • Saint Luke’s Hospital
    • Level I Trauma Center
    • Level I Stroke Center
    • Level I STEMI Center
  • Saint Luke’s East Hospital
    • Level II Stroke Center
    • Level II STEMI Center
  • Saint Luke’s North Hospital
    • Level III Stroke Center
    • Level II STEMI Center
  • Hedrick Medical Center
    • Level III Stroke Center
    • Level IV STEMI Center
  • Wright Memorial Hospital
    • Level III Stroke Center
    • Level IV STEMI Center

Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association

  • 2017 Heart of Hospice
    • Saint Luke’s Hospice House

National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR®)

  • Saint Luke’s Hospital
    • ACTION Registry® 2017 Silver Performance Achievement Award
  • Saint Luke’s East Hospital
    • ACTION Registry® 2017 Silver Performance Achievement Award
  • Saint Luke’s North Hospital
    • ACTION Registry® 2018 Platinum Performance Achievement Award

Press Ganey

  • Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award (2016)
  • Press Ganey Pinnacle of Excellence Award (2016)
    • Hedrick Medical Center

Vizient

  • Saint Luke’s South Hospital
    • Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award for Community Hospitals (2018)
  • Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
    • Quality Leadership Rising Star Award (2018)