St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
serves as the lead hospital for St. Luke's Episcopal Health System. Located in Houston
, St. Luke's Episcopal Health System includes St. Luke's Episcopal Health Charities, St. Luke's The Woodlands Hospital, St. Luke's Sugar Land Hospital, St. Luke's Lakeside Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital at The Vintage. The hosptial is also affiliated with the Texas Heart Institute
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital was founded in 1954 by the Episcopal Diocese of Texas
. It operates within the only church-governed health system in Houston.
Since its opening, St. Luke's has received numerous awards for its medical accomplishments. The hospital is credited with hosting the first successful heart transplantation, the first artificial heart implantation, the first successful bypass for congenital heart defect and the first laser angioplasty procedure. In 2010, for the 20th consecutive year, St. Luke's, along with the Texas Heart Institute was selected by U.S. News & World Report
as one of "America's Best Hospitals," ranking #5 for "Heart & Heart Surgery." Similarly, in 2002, 2004 and 2005, St. Luke's was named to FORTUNE Magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For."
- 1945 - The hospital is originally chartered as a 180 bed, non-profit, general hospital.
- 1947 - The charter increases to include 300 beds.<ref......