St. Luke's lands on list of world's best hospitals

Posted at 01/21/2014 6:33 PM
The presidential suite at St. Luke's Medical Center Global City. Photo from the hospital's website

MANILA – A think tank based in The Hague, Netherlands has included the Philippines’ St. Luke’s Medical Centers in Metro Manila in its list of 20 best hospitals worldwide for 2014.

St. Luke’s made the announcement in a statement released Tuesday, saying its branches in Quezon City and Bonifacio Global City, Taguig joined 18 other hospitals from Turkey, Thailand, Greece, Brazil, Jordan and Slovenia.

It noted that the “Best Hospital of the World” title is considered the highest qualification any health care provider can attain based on the evaluation of the Diplomatic Council, which is composed of 5,000 personalities from various sectors.

With this, St. Luke’s is now recommended not only by the Diplomatic Council, but also by the Temos hospital guide and the website hospitalscout.com.

In 2012, a website praised St. Luke’s Global City as one of the most beautiful hospitals in the world.

HealthExecNews.com, which describes itself as “a health care information network and daily publication focusing on trends facing executives working in the health care industry,” ranked St. Luke’s 11th in its list of 25 hospitals.

Other hospitals in the list came from the United States, Hong Kong, Dubai, Thailand, England, Lebanon, Switzerland, Australia, Panama and Austria.