St. Luke’s of Iowa Selects strategicplanningMD For Its Strategic Planning Software Platform

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One of Iowa’s best hospitals – and a member of Iowa Health System – plans to elevate patient quality and safety through the use of StrategyPlanner, strategicplanningMD’s revolutionary strategic planning software application that helps organizations transform goals into meaningful and tangible results.

Regan is the founder of strategicplanningMD and its strategic planning software and healthcare consulting services.

Scott Regan

St. Luke’s has a long and storied history of delivery outstanding patient care, and for us to be able to assist their leadership team with achieving their most urgent goals and objectives is humbling.

strategicplanningMD, the leading provider of strategic planning software for the healthcare industry, announced today that St. Luke’s Hospital, one of Iowa’s leading healthcare providers, is the latest organization to adopt its web-based technology platform. Serving the Cedar Rapids market, St. Luke’s is best known for its commitment to quality, patient safety, and overall excellence. The organization, a member of Iowa Health System, has been named by US News & World Report as a high-performing hospital, by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of 65 great community hospitals, and as a Top 100 Hospital by Thomson Reuters.

strategicplanningMD offers healthcare organizations web-based systems and consulting services designed to drive financial and operational performance through enhanced focus on high-priority areas for growth and quality improvement. Its suite of web-based software applications includes best-of-breed methodology, as well as a variety of business intelligence offerings. St. Luke’s Hospital will deploy the technology to provide enhanced planning tools, especially in the areas of implementation accountability and the tracking of results through various dashboards and scorecards.

“We are delighted to to serve an organization that is such a pacesetter in healthcare quality and safety,” said strategicplanningMD founder and Chief Executive Officer Scott Regan. “St. Luke’s has a long and storied history of delivery outstanding patient care, and for us to be able to assist their leadership team with achieving their most urgent goals and objectives is humbling.”

St. Luke’s is a not-for-profit hospital with roots that date back to 1884, organized as Cedar Rapids’ first hospital. In 2009, St. Luke's marked a major milestone – 125 years of caring for eastern Iowans; the hospital’s original cornerstone remains today in the hospital chapel, but the face of St. Luke's is dramatically different than its humble beginnings.

According to historical records, the original St. Luke's hospital had the capacity for 15 beds. Today, St. Luke's is a fully accredited 532-bed hospital serving a seven-county area surrounding Cedar Rapids. St. Luke's offers a wide range of patient care services with strengths in heart care, obstetrics, newborn intensive care, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, behavioral health, general surgery, and emergency care.

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Serving more than 80 clients in 24 states, strategicplanningMD is a healthcare business intelligence company that drives excellence through innovation and performance. Through its suite of Web-based strategic planning and quality management software applications and related healthcare consulting services, strategicplanningMD helps organizations transform vision and goals into meaningful and tangible results. With a focus on enhanced management accountability and timely execution, the company provides unique tools to develop, monitor, and implement strategic and operational plans. A national thought-leader on healthcare strategy, the company offers free webinars and white papers on its website at strategicplanningMD.com.

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