St. Luke’s ranked one of 15 best systems nationwide

St. Luke’s Health System was named one of the 15 best U.S. health systems by Truven Health Analytics.

Boise-based St. Luke’s was among the top five out of 114 systems included in its category — mid-sized health systems with operating expenses of $750 million to $1.75 billion. St. Luke’s has ranked in the top five for three years.

“It begins with our strategic plan that sets the expectation that we will be a national leader in quality, and then leadership from our boards on down to deliver on that vision,” St. Luke’s CEO David Pate said. “It is bolstered by our innovative physicians, who continually question the status quo and relentlessly push to make care better.”

Among the efforts Pate highlighted is Project Zero, which aims to eliminate orthopedic surgical-site infections.

Truven, a health care analytics and services company in Ann Arbor, Mich., that was bought this year by IBM, announced the rankings last week. They are based on quality, efficiency and patient perception data, including Medicare data.