A message from Christine M. Candio, President and Chief Executive Officer and Eugene M. Toombs, Chairman of the Board
Welcome to St. Luke’s Hospital’s 2018 Annual Report to the Community. As President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Luke’s and Chairman of the St. Luke’s Hospital Board of Directors, we are proud to share some of the new services, collaborations and innovations in 2018 that helped us further expand and strengthen our network of compassionate, personalized care, and that position us well for the future.
This past year was a monumental one for St. Luke’s and the communities we serve, marked by the largest expansion of our network of care. On May 1, 2018, St. Luke’s Hospital acquired Des Peres Hospital. It not only brought together two hospitals, creating an even stronger independent healthcare network, but more importantly, provides an opportunity for us to have a broader positive impact on improving the quality of life for patients and the community. While this expansion made the biggest headlines, the past year was incredibly productive in many other ways, including:
- Expanding our service offerings to include a comprehensive bariatrics program.
- Opening a new location for outpatient therapy services in Fenton and The Selke Healthcare Center in Greenville, Illinois. Our network of care now includes two acute care hospitals and more than 30 outpatient locations in St. Louis, St. Charles, St. Francois and Jefferson Counties. St. Luke’s affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic’s Heart & Vascular Institute continued to strengthen our nationally-recognized cardiac and vascular services.
- Achieving the highest designation from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for our ability to quickly and effectively treat the most severe type of heart attack.
- Earning the top rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for patient care and outcomes in heart bypass surgery. St. Luke’s was the only St. Louis hospital to achieve this honor.
- Adding new technology innovations that continue to transform the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
- Becoming the first facility in the region to utilize a new technology to assist in the detection of neurodegenerative movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease.
- Adding two new technology innovations in the area of breast health – one that enhances breast health screening and another that improves radiation treatment for breast cancer.
At St. Luke’s, we are proud to be consistently recognized nationally for clinical quality and exceptional patient care.
Expanding St. Luke’s network of compassionate and personalized care would not be possible without our dedicated team members, the vital philanthropic support of generous donors and the commitment of our community. We are also grateful for how they help us continually advance in our charitable mission.
Thank you for viewing the 2018 annual report. We are pleased to share how our expansion and advances are helping to create an even stronger network of health services that span the life cycle. As you will see, we are also incredibly proud of the many ways we are working to improve the quality of life in our community today and for the future.
Christine M. Candio, RN, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Luke’s
Eugene M. Toombs Chairman, Board of Directors