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Healthgrades Names Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East Five-Star Recipients for Procedures and Outcomes - Archived

Lexington, Ky. (September 13, 2018) – Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East have both achieved five stars for inpatient procedures and outcomes by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The achievements are part of new findings and data released today by Healthgrades and featured in the Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation. Each year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*
Saint Joseph Hospital was named one of the 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care, and received Five-Star Achievement for cardiac, critical care, gastrointestinal, neurosciences and pulmonary treatment. Saint Joseph East received Five-Star Achievement for critical care, orthopedics and pulmonary treatment.

  • Saint Joseph Hospital Healthgrades Achievements:
    •      100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care
    •      Five-Star for Treatment of Heart Failure
    •      Neurosciences Excellence Award
    •      Stroke Care Excellence Award
    •      Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke
    •      Pulmonary Care Excellence Award
    •      Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services
    •      Five-Star for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    •      Five-Star for Treatment of Pneumonia
    •      Five-Star for Colorectal Surgeries
    •      Five-Star for Treatment of GI Bleed
    •      Five-Star for Treatment of Sepsis
    •      Five-Star for Treatment of Respiratory Failure
  • Saint Joseph East Healthgrades Achievements:
    •      Five-Star for Spinal Fusion Surgery
    •      Five-Star for Treatment of Pneumonia
    •      Five-Star for Treatment of Sepsis

“Saint Joseph Hospital is honored to be named one of the top 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care, as well as a Five-Star recipient for multiple inpatient procedures and health outcomes,” said Bruce Tassin, KentuckyOne Health market CEO and president of Saint Joseph Hospital. “Our team of employees and physicians are dedicated to ensuring that patients receive high quality care, and they have all made this designation possible.”  
“These Five-Star achievements would not be possible without our employees at Saint Joseph East,” said Eric Gilliam, president, Saint Joseph East. “I’m proud of the work we do daily at our hospital, and our wonderful employees who made this honor possible.”
The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. A five-star rating indicates that Saint Joseph Hospital’s clinical outcomes and Saint Joseph East’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.
“In an environment where consumers have more choices about where to receive their care, a hospital’s commitment to achieving high-quality outcomes is fundamental,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Because consumers place such value on this information, hospitals that achieve five stars for quality outcomes stand out in their marketplace.”
About Saint Joseph Hospital
Saint Joseph Hospital is a nationally recognized tertiary medical center located in Lexington, KY. The 433-bed hospital primarily serves central and eastern Kentucky with a full range of services including distinguished awards for cardiology, orthopedics and stroke care. Saint Joseph Hospital is Lexington’s first hospital. Founded in 1877, by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky, the hospital’s original mission was to provide compassionate care to the poor and underserved – a tradition still carried out today.

About Saint Joseph East
Saint Joseph East is a 217-bed full service community hospital located in the rapidly growing southeastern section of Lexington, KY. It includes the Women’s Hospital, dedicated to the health and well-being of women in central and eastern Kentucky with a 16 bed Level III NICU. Additional specialty services include heart care, breast care, orthopedic care and weight loss surgery.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.
*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluate outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as five-star (statistically significantly better than expected), three-star (not statistically different from expected) and one-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at


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Thursday, September 13, 2018