Awards & Recognition

Wicklund_Grant_14Lutheran has implemented several successful quality initiatives, including those that work to help prevent avoidable readmissions to the hospital, especially among heart patients, as well as programs that focus on the special needs and well-being of its growing elderly population.

"Lutheran has for many years enjoyed a reputation for high quality, compassionate care, thanks to the dedication of our staff and providers. In recent years, we have strengthened our commitment to providing superior value in all aspects of our operations. Our patients will continue to reap the benefits of these efforts as we work toward even greater improvements in the quality of the care they receive."

- Grant Wicklund, President and CEO

Overall Hospital Awards

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Pathway to Excellence® Designated Hospital

The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of work environments where nurses can flourish. The designation substantiates the professional satisfaction of nurses at Lutheran Medical Center and identifies it as one of the best places to work.




Lutheran earns Top performer on Key Quality Measures® recognition

Lutheran Medical Center was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the U.S. Lutheran was recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. The clinical processes focus on care for heart attack, pneumonia, surgery, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services and immunization for pneumonia and influenza. Learn more.