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Continuing Care Hospital Receives Kentucky Hospital Association Quality Award for Sixth Consecutive Year

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 27, 2021) – Continuing Care Hospital has been named a recipient of the 2021 Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Quality Award for the sixth year in a row. The facility was recognized for its commitment to patient safety on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the KHA Town Hall, where the KHA Quality Team honored and recognized its statewide award winners.

The KHA Quality Awards recognize hospital leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment to patient care. Continuing Care Hospital has received a Quality Award for achievement in “A Safe Patient Environment: A Culture of Safety.”

“We are proud to receive this recognition from the Kentucky Hospital Association for the sixth year in a row,” said Robert Desotelle, president, Continuing Care Hospital. “Patient safety is our top priority, and our staff continually looks for ways to promote a culture of safety. We believe transparency is crucial to the overall success of patient safety and everyone plays a part in this effort – from the leadership team to bedside staff. We are honored to earn this award that further proves our commitment to patient safety.”

CCH is a long-term acute care hospital located within Saint Joseph Hospital. It operates as a “hospital within a hospital,” and offers multiple services to assist in the management of complex medical needs that require an extended hospital stay. Its population includes medical, surgical, telemetry and intensive care unit (ICU) patients with an acute need with an average length of stay of 25 days.

The Kentucky Hospital Association Quality Award is presented each year to help raise awareness of the need for an organization-wide commitment to highly reliable, exceptional quality, patient-centered care, and reward successful efforts to develop and promote improvements in quality of care.

CCH has received the following Kentucky Hospital Association Quality awards in the past:

  • 2012 Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Award Winner (Safe Patient Handling)
  • 2013 Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Award Winner (Fall Reduction)
  • 2016 Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Award Winner (Pharmacy Led Medication Reconciliation)
  • 2017 Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Award Winner (Antimicrobial Stewardship)
  • 2018 Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Award Winner (Metaneb Therapy)
  • 2018 Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Award Winner (De-Escalation of Personal Protective Equipment PPE)
  • 2019 Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Award Winner (Revamp Safe Patient Handling)
  • 2020 Kentucky Hospital Associated (KHA) Award Winner (Zero Hospital Acquired Clostridioides Difficile Infections) 


To learn more about programs offered at Continuing Care Hospital, call 859.313.4366 or visit

About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

About Continuing Care Hospital
Continuing Care Hospital is a 57-bed, long-term acute care hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, located within Saint Joseph Hospital. Established in 2002, the facility is licensed as a general acute care hospital that serves residents of central and eastern Kentucky, and addresses the unique and complicated physical, emotional, spiritual, nursing and rehabilitation needs of long-term patients.


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Wednesday, October 27, 2021