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Saint Joseph Hospital Named One of Healthgrades 2022 America’s 250 Best Hospitals; Only Hospital in Kentucky to Receive Distinction Four Years in Row


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2022) – Saint Joseph Hospital has again been named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals™, placing it in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the country and designating it an overall leader in clinical excellence, according to Healthgrades. This is the fourth consecutive year Saint Joseph Hospital has received this award. The facility is also the only hospital in Lexington to receive this award for 2022, and one of only three in the state. 

“When Saint Joseph Hospital is recognized for excellence, it is once again affirmation that our committed physicians and employees are among the very best. Each and every day, they are fulfilling our mission, living our values, and achieving excellence,” said Anthony Houston, CEO, CHI Saint Joseph Health, and president, Saint Joseph Hospital. “We are honored to be among Healthgrades’ top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for the fourth straight year.”

The distinction places Saint Joseph Hospital in the top 5% of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.

Methodology

Healthgrades is committed to delivering the most scientifically accurate and comprehensive information about doctors and hospitals – with data insights not available anywhere else. To assess overall hospital performance, Healthgrades reviewed outcomes across more than 31 of the most common procedures and conditions. Recipients of this award have consistently delivered better than expected outcomes for their patients.

Impact

America’s 250 Best Hospital award recipients are making an impact. From 2018-2020, patients treated in hospitals achieving this Healthgrades recognition on average had a 27.8 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award, as measured across 17 rated conditions and procedures where mortality is the outcome. In fact, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to Saint Joseph Hospital and other 2022 Healthgrades America's 250 Best Hospitals, 160,256 lives could potentially have been saved from 2018-2020.*

“It is a great achievement to be awarded as one of Healthgrades’ America’s 250 Best Hospitals,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Now more than ever, patients are learning the importance of taking control of their health and using resources like Healthgrades to find the perfect hospital and caregiver match. We commend Saint Joseph Hospital for providing superior service and committing themselves to keeping their communities safe.”

In addition to being named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals, Saint Joseph Hospital also recently received the following awards from Healthgrades:

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care for four years in a row (2019-2022)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care for four years in a row (2019-2022)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery for two years in a row (2021-2022)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care for two years in a row (2021-2022)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for seven years in a row (2016-2022)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Gastrointestinal Surgery for two years in a row (2021-2022)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care for four years in a row (2019-2022)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services in 2022
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services for four years in a row (2019-2022)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Gastrointestinal Surgery for four years in a row (2019-2022)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for seven years in a row (2016-2022)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2022
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 11 years in a row (2012-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for two years in a row (2021-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 12 years in a row (2011-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeries in 2022
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries for five years in a row (2018-2022) 
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for two years in a row (2021-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction in 2022 
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for seven years in a row (2016-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for six years in a row (2017-2022)
  • Healthgrades 2022 Stroke Care Excellence Award™ 
  • Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for seven years in a row (2016-2022) 
  • Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ for four years in a row (2019-2022) 
  • Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ for four years in a row (2019-2022) 
  • Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for four years in a row (2019-2022)

 

With tools like hospital ratings and awards, Healthgrades helps consumers make confident healthcare decisions by enabling the evaluation and comparison of hospital performance to find the highest quality care. Visit Healthgrades.com/quality/americas-best-hospitals for an in-depth look at Saint Joseph Hospital’s performance and profile to explore the highest quality care in Lexington today. Consumers can also visit Healthgrades.com for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, and access the complete methodology here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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 Hospital 

Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433-bed hospital located in Lexington, Kentucky. 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 Healthgrades

Healthgrades is dedicated to empowering stronger and more meaningful connections between patients and their healthcare providers. As the #1 platform for finding a doctor and a leader in healthcare transparency, we help millions of consumers each month find and schedule appointments with their provider of choice and prepare for their appointments with best-in-class, treatment-focused content.

Our health system, provider, and life sciences marketing solutions have been helping our partners reach and engage consumers who are on their way to the doctor for over 20 years.

Healthgrades is part of RV Health, a Red Ventures business, which has the largest consumer health and wellness audience online across its brand portfolio including Healthline, Healthgrades, Medical News Today, Greatist, Psych Central, Bezzy and Platejoy. Each month, RV Health helps more than 100 million unique visitors live their strongest and healthiest lives.

 

Start your search for the right care at healthgrades.com or learn more about our health system solutions at healthgrades.com/partners.

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Publish Date: 

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

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