Vital Signs. Location: Sioux City, Iowa. Type: Private, not-for-profit hospital. Beds: 154 staffed beds. Distinction: Top 3 percent in a composite of seven pneumonia process-of-care measures, among more than 2,800 hospitals (more than half of U.S. acute-care hospitals) eligible for the analysis. Timeframe: April 2007 through March 2008. See Appendix for full methodology. This case study describes the strategies and factors that appear to contribute to high performance on pneumonia care measures at St. Luke's Medical Center. It is based on information obtained from interviews with key hospital personnel, publicly available information, and materials provided by the hospital during July and August 2009.
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