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Saint Joseph East Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Fortune and PINC AI™ for the Fifth Time

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 29, 2024) – Saint Joseph East has been recognized as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® for 2024 for patient outcomes, according to an independent quality analysis based on a scorecard provided by PINC AI™, the technology and services brand of Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC and reported by Fortune). By category, the hospital is recognized among the top 20 medium-sized community hospitals in the nation. It is the fifth time Saint Joseph East has been recognized.

“Being recognized among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® and top 20 medium-sized hospitals is truly an honor,” said Jennifer Nolan, president, Saint Joseph East. “We are proud to make this prestigious list for the fifth time, which would not be possible without our team’s dedication to providing the best care to our patients.”

To create the list, researchers from PINC AI analyzed Medicare data, including clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health, for 2,601 small, medium and large community hospitals, as well as teaching and major teaching hospitals. Organizations do not apply to participate in the study.

The top hospitals outperformed their peers in 10 key performance indicators. According to the analysis, if all hospitals performed like the top 100 hospitals, more than 350,000 additional patients would be saved, more than 607,000 individuals would not have in-hospital complications and more than 16,6000 patients would not have 30-day readmissions. All of these outcomes could amount to more than $17.6 billion in savings, according to a joint news release from Fortune and PINC AI. For complete methodology details, please review the study here.

“Our caregivers are focused on providing excellent and compassionate care, showing humankindness in every interaction,” said Anthony Houston, Ed.D., FACHE, market president, CHI Saint Joseph Health. “This recognition as a top 100 hospital is based on data that show our caregivers deliver on our vision to promote a healthier future for all.”

“Hospitals and health systems continue to recognize the vital importance of performance improvement for high-quality patient care, proving value and enabling the innovations that drive healthcare forward,” said Leigh Anderson, Premier’s chief operating officer and leader of PINC AI™. “The transparent, non-biased and actionable data helps to set performance standards for hospitals nationwide and enables leaders to make informed decisions for improvement as they work to improve outcomes for the patients and communities they serve.”

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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 Saint Joseph East
Saint Joseph East is a 217-bed full-service community hospital located in the southeastern section of Lexington, Kentucky. 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.

About the PINC AI™ Platform
PINC AI™ is the technology and services platform of Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC). With more than 20 years’ worth of cost, quality and operational data gleaned from 45 percent of U.S. hospital discharges, 2.7 billion hospital outpatient and clinic encounters and 177 million physician office visits, the PINC AI™ platform provides actionable intelligence to help improve outcomes, support improved financial performance and enable success in new, alternative payment models. PINC AI™ incorporates the 100 Top Hospitals ® Program that inspires hospital and health system leaders to pursue higher performance and deliver added value to their patients and communities. PINC AI™ offerings rely on advanced analytics to identify improvement opportunities; support award-winning Strategic Collaboratives for value-based care, maternal and infant health, workforce innovation, and health equity; and consulting services for clinical and operational design, and workflow solutions to hardwire sustainable change. The PINC AI™ platform is also the data engine powering Premier’s newest brands – Remitra® and Contigo Health®. With a leading network of provider organizations, the PINC AI™ platform accelerates ingenuity and serves as a large-scale innovation catalyst in healthcare. PINC AI™ offerings and capabilities can be followed on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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Monday, April 29, 2024

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