2013

St. Luke's Heart Program Recognized Nationally

Becker's Hospital Review has included St. Luke's in its list of "100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs." The elite list, which was published December 13, selected hospital heart programs for inclusion based on their quality care, ...

Infectious diseases expert receives outstanding achievement award

St. Luke's infectious diseases specialist Dr. Johan Bakken has received an outstanding achievement award from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Dr. Bakken, of St. Luke's Infectious Disease Associates, was one of two ...

St. Luke's Recognized for Quality Cardiac Care

Cardiac care at St. Luke's has been recognized as delivering excellent patient safety and health outcomes. The recognition comes in the form of a designation as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care, an award bestowed by health insurance ...

St. Luke's CEO Recognized for Outstanding Senior Leadership

John Strange, St. Luke's CEO, has received the Heart of Minnesota Outstanding Senior Leadership award for 2013. The award was presented by the Health Care Auxiliary of Minnesota (HCAM) at the annual meeting at Breezy Point Resort in September ...

St. Luke's Joins State Heart Attack Rural Initiative

St. Luke's has backed a state-wide initiative to help improve heart attack treatment for patients in rural areas. The American's Heart Association's (AHA) Mission: Lifeline - Rural Minnesota Initiative tackles the issue of identifying ...

July 22, 2013 For Immediate Release

The Sunday, July 22, edition of the Duluth News Tribune published a statement of correction related to past stories. This correction is related to our lawsuit. St. Luke's and The Duluth News Tribune have reached a confidential settlement related ...

St. Luke's Cardiac Care Wins Patient Excellence Award

Cardiac care at St. Luke's Regional Heart Center ranks among the top in the nation, according to patient feedback. Professional Research Consultants have presented St. Luke's Inpatient Cardiac Services with a Five Star Excellence Award 2013 ...

St. Luke's Weight Loss Surgery Program Accredited

St. Luke's Weight Loss Surgery program has been reaccredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The level two accreditation from the ASC's Bariatric Surgery Center Network demonstrates St. Luke's program's commitment to ...

St. Luke's Recognizes Two Citizen Heroes for CPR Skills

Frank Bucar would not be alive if it weren't for two of his friends. Those two friends, Steve Dudek and Tom Rzatkowski, stepped in to perform CPR on Frank when he collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest during a basketball game. On Tuesday, April ...

St. Luke's Named Blue Distinction Center+ for Hip and Knee Replacements

St. Luke's has been recognized as a center of excellence for hip and knee replacements. The designation of Blue Distinction Center+ comes from Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the health care coverage company based in Eagan, Minnesota. It sets ...

Safe Patient Handling Program Recognized Nationally

It's official: St. Luke's is a national leader when it comes to creating a safe work environment. That's according to the American Psychological Association (APA), which has recognized St. Luke's, based in Duluth, Minnesota, as one of ...

St. Luke's receives recognition for its care of heart patients

St. Luke's has been listed in the US News and World Report's 2013 Best Hospitals Guide for its commitment to care of cardiac patients. The recognition comes in two key areas of achievement, as defined by the American Heart Association and ...

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