St. Luke's Annual Report
We're proud to share highlights of the past year as we continue for excellence in 2013.
Quality care, close to home
For more than 129 years, St. Luke's Hospital has served the healthcare needs of eastern Iowans. In these times of change in healthcare we remain a constant partner in your care. We invite you to read more about our 2012 accomplishments in our Report to the Community.
Last month our parent organization, the Iowa Health System, became UnityPoint Health. It is much more than a name change. It represents our system-wide focus - to surround the patient with care that is coordinated among doctors and specialists, hospitals and home. It is a focus that is consistent with our vision to provide the "Best Outcome for Every Patient Every Time."
This framework provides a move towards value-based healthcare. Focusing on delivering patient-centered care that concentrates on coordinating a team around the patient to help them get healthy sooner and stay as healthy as possible.
We have built a healthcare organization in Cedar Rapids to support our vision, which is led by nearly 200 doctors and providers working in more than 30 UnityPoint Clinics. To better meet the community's growing needs we opened the Hiawatha Campus which, has Internal Medicine, an Urgent Care, Therapy Plus and MedLabs.
Our patients can expect improved coordination of care across all UnityPoint sites, better data exchange between healthcare providers and more emphasis on reducing costs while focusing on quality and improved access. It's the right thing to do and we look forward to our continued partnership with you and your family.
| Ted Townsend, UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's President & CEO &
Brian Scott, UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital Board Chair