Our Commitment to Quality 

      Saint Louis University Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients. Our participation in multiple national quality programs allows us to measure and monitor our quality performance to evaluate how well we follow accepted evidence-based standards and how often we achieve desired patient outcomes.  In this section, we report our performance on key quality measures in comparison to state and national averages to help you make informed health care choices.    

U.S Department of Health and Human Services—Hospital Compare  

Hospital Compare, a government website, provides you with information on how well the hospitals in our area provide the recommended care for adult patients with heart failure, heart attack, pneumonia, and surgical care.  This quality information provides you with the necessary information to make good decisions about your health care and encourages hospitals to improve the quality of care that they provide.  Click on the links below to see the data for Saint Louis University Hospital.  

Heart Attack Care

Heart Failure


Surgical Infection Prevention

Joint Commission - Quality Check  

Saint Louis University Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission.   The Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects our commitment to meet certain performance standards, including high quality patient care.  The Joint Commission provides comparative performance and organization-specific performance reports through Quality Check, a directory of Joint Commission accredited organizations and performance reports.  Visit www.qualitycheck.org  to access the website and see Saint Louis University’s performance report. Choose “search by name” and type St. Louis University Hospital.   Additional National Quality Programs  

American Heart Association’s Get-With-The-Guidelines  

Saint Louis University Hospital is also an active participant in the Get-With-The-Guidelines programs for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, and Stroke.   

Get-With-The-Guidelines, sponsored by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, is a hospital-based quality improvement program that encourages hospitals to consistently treat heart and stroke patients according to the most up-to-date guidelines.  Saint Louis University Hospital is a recipient of the Get-With-The-Guidelines Initial Performance Achievement Award for Coronary Artery Disease.  For more information about Get-With-The-Guidelines click on www.americanheart.org.    

United Healthcare Cardiac Center of Excellence

United Healthcare, one of the nation's leading health care organizations, has awarded Saint Louis University Hospital the "Cardiac Center of Excellence" distinction for both quality and efficiency of care.  This award recognizes Saint Louis University Hospital as a leader in providing cardiac services for demonstrated quality and cost-efficient health care for a range of complex health problems.