UnityPoint recognized for its cardiovascular care

St. Luke’s
UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital. CREDIT RICHARD PRATT

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital has earned recognition from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Hospitals guidebook. ACC uses this publication to highlight hospitals and health systems that implement high standards in patient care and protocols to ensure best cardiovascular outcomes are delivered.

In the publication, the ACC recognizes hospitals and facilities that participate in National Cardiovascular Data Registries (NCDR) or have received an accreditation or certification from ACC Services.

ACC’s NCDR is cardiology’s most comprehensive registry offering. Participants are committed to ensuring evidence-based cardiovascular care, improving patient outcomes and lowering health care costs. Facilities achieving an ACC accreditation are committed to establishing a method for sustainable quality improvement.

St. Luke’s is recognized for its participation in four ACC registries, honored with two accreditations and received a platinum award.

“We are proud of this recognition,” said Dr. Richard Kettelkamp, St. Luke’s Heart Care interventional cardiologist and medical director of cardiovascular services, in a news release. “This national recognition demonstrates the level of commitment St. Luke’s Heart and Vascular team has for delivering quality care to heart patients in Eastern Iowa.”

To read the Best Hospitals publication, visit here.