BARDSTOWN, Ky. (Aug. 8, 2022) – Flaget Memorial Hospital is among 429 facilities nationwide and four hospitals in Kentucky to receive a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings for 2022.
CMS assigns star ratings to more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide based on their performance across seven areas of quality, including safety of care, readmission, mortality, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging.
“At Flaget Memorial Hospital, we are dedicated to providing top quality care and services to our patients,” said Jennifer Nolan, president, Flaget Memorial Hospital. “This designation illustrates our continued commitment to our community and patients. It would not be possible without our incredible team of providers and employees who maintain our core values of compassion, inclusion, integrity, excellence and collaboration.”
The goal of the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating program is to improve the usability, accessibility and interpretability of CMS’s hospital quality website, Hospital Care, for patients and consumers. According to CMS, the star ratings make it easier for consumers to choose a hospital and understand the quality of care they deliver.
The overall rating from Hospital Compare ranges from one to five stars, with a five-star rating being the highest a hospital can receive. The overall rating summarizes up to 57 quality measures reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia. The overall rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the United States.
The Hospital Compare star ratings are based on data hospitals provide to CMS through the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program.
- 192 hospitals received a one-star rating
- 692 hospitals received a two-star rating
- 890 hospitals received a three-star rating
- 890 received a four-star rating
- 429 received a five-star rating
To view the hospitals that received five stars, click here.
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 Flaget Memorial Hospital
Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of CHI Saint Joseph Health, is a 52-bed facility located in Bardstown, Kentucky. Established in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the facility serves residents of Nelson, Hardin, Marion, Washington, Spencer, Bullitt and LaRue counties. The facility is also home to Nelson County’s first full-service cancer center and is nationally recognized for orthopedic and surgical care, as well as inpatient satisfaction.