St. Luke’s Medical Center has been recognized as one of the top hospitals in the world and remains to be the standard of excellence in Philippine healthcare. Its internationally trained physicians and medical professionals, using the latest medical equipment and technologies, have made St. Luke’s the first medical center in the Philippines to receive JCI accreditation for its consistent adherence to international standards. It has likewise been awarded as one of the world’s “Best Hospitals”, a recognition given by the Diplomatic Council, a European based advocacy organization.
Dr. Edgardo R. Cortez, President and CEO, further explains: “One thing that really sets St. Luke’s apart from all other hospitals in the Philippines is that we have the widest array of modern services.” Proving this are medical success rates comparable to and even better than those of the best hospitals in the world. St. Luke’s has achieved a 100% procedural success rate in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a 98% success rate in coronary artery bypass graft surgery, a 99% success rate in open-heart surgery, in-vitro fertilization clinical pregnancy rate of 47%, which is higher than the world average of 31%, and a 98.9% survival rate for coronary angioplasty and stenting.
Complementing its exemplary success rates are the use of state of the art equipment like the third generation da Vinci Si Surgical System (the most advanced robotic surgical technology today), PET-CT Scan (the only two existing machines in the Philippines are found in St. Luke’s), and the 256-slice CT Scan, are just a few examples of the cutting edge tools at the disposal of the hospital’s world class doctors.
In addition to advanced and breakthrough treatments, St. Luke’s focuses on excellent patient care through its dedicated Patient Experience Officers who provide personalized assistance to patients’ medical and non-medical needs.
St. Luke’s is steadily moving to be the top choice for international medical tourism. Both hospitals of St. Luke’s were certified for Excellence in Medical Tourism and Quality in International Patient Care by TEMOS, a German-based healthcare accrediting organization. Dr. Cortez adds, “We have been named the best hospital for medical tourism, and our facilities are the perfect setting for healing and recovery.”
St. Luke’s also remains optimistic about its steadily growing reputation abroad and its partnerships with healthcare institutions in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and other regions. “Partnerships in healthcare can benefit both sides and further improve patient care.” Dr. Cortez states.