SOURCE: SciHealth

August 07, 2008 16:25 ET

St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital Selects SciHealth for Hospital Performance Management

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - August 7, 2008) - St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital announced the selection of Insight, a performance management solution from SciHealth, Inc. which provides real-time access to key performance indicators and automatic performance updates from a multitude of existing data sources. In early 2008, St. Luke's deployed the initial metrics to improve quality performance.

David C. Pate, MD, JD, chief executive officer, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and senior vice president, St. Luke's Episcopal Health System, said, "At St. Luke's, we manage by metrics. Now we are able to provide all managers with updated performance indicators and drill-down capability. Receiving clinical, financial and operational performance indicators in real time helps St. Luke's be better equipped to target opportunities and resources for continuous improvement."

"Providing an exemplary level of care is the goal of every employee at St. Luke's," said Beryl Vallejo, PhD, RN, chief quality officer and senior vice president, St. Luke's Episcopal Health System. "Up-to-date information and trend results for all to see help us develop a common understanding of our progress and standing."

"We are delighted that St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, a world-renowned leader in healthcare, includes SciHealth in its efficiency and excellence initiatives," said SciHealth CEO, Bill Leander. "We, too, are committed to accelerating improvement and appreciate learning from and working with the best."

About St. Luke's

St. Luke's Episcopal Health System Corporation ( includes St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, founded in 1954 by the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital is home to the Texas Heart® Institute and is consistently ranked nationally among the top 10 cardiology and heart surgery centers in the nation by U.S.News & World Report. St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital was the first hospital in Texas named a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence, and twice has been honored with the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ by HealthGrades.

About SciHealth, Inc.

SciHealth, Inc. is a leading healthcare performance management software company, providing solutions to over 300 hospitals in the U.S., including some of the nation's premier providers. Thousands of decision makers rely on SciHealth's business intelligence tools each day to take more purposeful and timely actions using informative alerts, dashboards, and scorecards. SciHealth's unique "IT Lite" approach accelerates performance and strategic alignment by increasing transparency and accountability throughout an organization. For more information, visit us at or email at

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