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Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Hospital Named ‘Best Hospitals’ by U.S. News & World Report - Archived

Lexington, Ky. (August 26, 2019) – Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East were recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as Best Hospitals 2019-20 for exceptional patient care. Saint Joseph Hospital was recognized for its colon cancer surgery and heart services. Saint Joseph East received this honor for its hip and knee replacement procedures.

Saint Joseph Hospital provides comprehensive heart and vascular services, ranging from emergency care for heart attacks to minimally invasive treatments.

“Saint Joseph Hospital is a longstanding leader for medical care in the Lexington community,” said Bruce Tassin, CEO, CHI Saint Joseph Health, and president, Saint Joseph Hospital. “It’s a great honor to be recognized as a Best Hospital for heart and cancer care.”

Each year, more than 400,000 people undergo joint replacement surgery, including hip and knee replacement procedures. These surgeries improve quality of life for those with chronic joint pain.

“Saint Joseph East provides an atmosphere of wellness for joint care that contributes to faster healing through patient education, advanced pain management and navigation assistance at every step of the process,” said Tassin. “This recognition is well-deserved. The physicians and staff at Saint Joseph East go above and beyond to help joint surgery patients.”

Saint Joseph Hospital also offers the most advanced technology available for colon cancer surgery, including da Vinci® robotic colectomy for reduced pain and faster recovery. The facility’s team of gastroenterologists, oncologists, specially trained nurses and support staff work with each individual patient to create a personalized treatment plan.

To learn more about the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2019-2020 recognition, visit

Schedule a consultation for hip or knee replacement surgery at Saint Joseph East by visiting

To learn more about heart and vascular care at Saint Joseph Hospital, visit

If you have been diagnosed with colon cancer and require surgery, visit

About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 135 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to building healthier communities by elevating patient care through an integrated physical and behavioral health delivery system. 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 Saint Joseph Hospital
Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433-bed hospital located in Lexington, KY. Established in 1877 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky, the facility serves residents of central and eastern Kentucky and is a nationally recognized tertiary medical center. Saint Joseph Hospital is Lexington’s first hospital. 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 southeastern section of Lexington, KY. Established in 1983, the facility serves residents of central and eastern Kentucky. At Saint Joseph East, ambulatory surgery, 24-hour emergency care and women’s health services are supported through a vast array of inpatient and outpatient programs.



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Publish date: 

Monday, August 26, 2019