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As St. Luke's heart program faltered, deaths after liver and lung transplants also ticked upward

from HealthLeaders Media

During the summer of 2017, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center posted a banner on its website, celebrating its liver and lung transplant programs as "#1 in Texas." That declaration was based on the latest publicly available data, which showed stellar one-year survival rates for patients who received liver and lung transplants at St. Luke's between 2014 and the middle of 2016. But soon after the hospital published those marketing materials in August 2017, both of those transplant programs began to see increases in patient deaths, an investigation by the Houston Chronicle and ProPublica has found. more

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