St. Luke's Regional Medical Center (Sioux City, Iowa)

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Coordinates: 42°31′08″N 96°24′21″W / 42.518928°N 96.405716°W / 42.518928; -96.405716

St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
Iowa Health System
Location 2720 Stone Park Blvd, Sioux City, Iowa 51104, United States
Care system Non-Profit
Hospital type General
Affiliated university Iowa Health System
Standards DNV accreditation
Beds 150
Founded 1966
Lists Hospitals in the United States
Other links List of hospitals in the United States

St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit hospital serving Sioux City, Iowa, and residents in nearby communities in Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska. The hospital is part of a larger health system which includes St. Luke’s Health Foundation, St. Luke’s College and a clinic network of family practice and specialty providers.

The 154 staffed-bed hospital employs a staff of over 1,200 employees plus a medical staff of 300. A volunteer workforce of 300 supplement care provided at St. Luke’s. Each year, some 65,000 outpatients and nearly 9,000 inpatients are cared for at the hospital.[1]

As a community hospital, St. Luke’s contributes approximately $10.3 million in community benefit according to a recent Iowa Hospital Association assessment.[2] In addition, Iowa Hospital Association reports St. Luke’s jobs have a positive spin off effect on the local economy, bringing over $80 million in revenue.[3] Recognized for children’s services, St. Luke’s welcomes approximately 2,000 babies each year in its Birth Center which includes the area's only level II neonatal intensive care unit.[4] In addition, St. Luke’s is the area’s only Spirit of Women hospital,[5] a national network of hospitals committed to education, programs and services focused on women’s health. St. Luke’s has approximately 2,000 women enrolled in its Spirit of Women program[6]

In 2011, the hospital opened a new multimillion-dollar surgical services unit offering modern amenities and state-of-the-art technology.[7] Through its Center for Heart and Vascular Health, St. Luke’s offers a comprehensive set of treatments and preventive cardiology procedures. Other areas of care include the Bomgaars Cancer Center, digestive disorders and emergency and trauma department.


St. Luke’s roots can be traced back to Sioux City’s first hospital, Samaritan, in the 1880s. Samaritan later merged with Methodist Hospital, and in the 1960s, Methodist and Lutheran Hospitals consolidated to form St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center. St. Luke’s new hospital was constructed at the corner of 27th and Stone Park Boulevard in Sioux City. Starting as a single acute-care hospital, St. Luke’s grew to include a health system with St. Luke’s College, St. Luke’s Health Foundation and an entire clinic network. In addition, statewide efforts such as the Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center and My Nurse, a 24/7 health helpline, can trace their roots back to St. Luke’s.

In 1995, St. Luke’s joined a grassroots partnership with other Iowa hospitals to form Iowa Health System. Today, the organization is known as UnityPoint and is the fifth largest non-denominational health system in America.[8] Through relationships with 25 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities and more than 160 physician clinics, Iowa Health System provides care throughout Iowa and Illinois.


Hospital rating data[edit]

The HealthGrades website contains the latest quality data for St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, as of 2015. For this rating section three different types of data from HealthGrades are presented: quality ratings for twenty-nine inpatient conditions and procedures,thirteen patient safety indicators and the percentage of patients giving the hospital a 9 or 10 (the two highest possible ratings).

For inpatient conditions and procedures, there are three possible ratings: worse than expected, as expected, better than expected. For this hospital the data for this category is:

  • Worse than expected - 5
  • As expected - 22
  • Better than expected - 2

For patient safety indicators, there are the same three possible ratings. For this hospital safety indicators were rated as:

  • Worse than expected - 2
  • As expected - 10
  • Better than expected - 1

Percentage of patients rating this hospital as a 9 or 10 - 69% Percentage of patients who on average rank hospitals as a 9 or 10 - 69%[16]


  1. ^ "St. Luke's Fast Facts". Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  2. ^ "Economic Impact Report 2011". Iowa Hospital Association. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  3. ^ "Economic Impact Report 2011". Iowa Hospital Association. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  4. ^ "St. Luke's Birth Center". St. Lukes. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  5. ^ "Spirit of Women". Spirit of Women. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  6. ^ "St. Luke's Spirit of Women". St. Luke's. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  7. ^ "St. Luke's Surgical". St. Luke's. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  8. ^ "About Iowa Health System". Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  9. ^ "Ticker Study 2011". National Research Corporation. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  10. ^ "OR of the Year Award for New Construction, Surgical Products Magazine 2011". surgical products magazine. 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  11. ^ "Community Value Five-Star®, Cleverley + Associates Community Value Index® 2011". Cleverley + Associates. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  12. ^ "Primary Stroke Center Certification, DNV Accreditation 2011". DNV. 2011-01-25. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  13. ^ "Spirit of Women, Premier Hospital for Excellence in Women's Health 2009". Spirit of Women. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  14. ^ "Gold Plus Stroke Award, American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines, US News and World Report". American Heart Association. 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  15. ^ "Thomson Reuters Top 100 Health Systems". Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  16. ^ HealthGrades website, at .

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