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Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East Are Nationally Recognized for Billing Ethics

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 15, 2022) – Money magazine and The Leapfrog Group have recognized Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East for billing ethics, deemed as “most likely to play fair with your bill.” The CHI Saint Joseph Health facilities are among seven hospitals in Kentucky selected for the groups’ list of Best Hospitals and Surgery Centers for Billing Ethics.

“We take great pride in providing patients excellent care from the moment they walk through our doors to the time they leave. We understand that trust is a key part of our reputation for quality service, and billing is no exception,” said Anthony A. Houston, Ed.D., FACHE, CEO, CHI Saint Joseph Health. “We are proud to be nationally recognized for our billing practices because we believe every interaction with patients demands humankindness and excellence.”

To compile its new list of the best hospitals and surgery centers for ethical billing practices in partnership with Money, The Leapfrog Group used data submitted via the 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey and the 2022 Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey.

To qualify for the list, eligible hospitals must carry an A or B letter grade on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assessment for fall 2022. Both hospitals and surgical centers were also required to meet certain standards of billing ethics.

565 hospitals and 10 surgical centers made the cut for this list by Money and The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that aims to help consumers make informed decisions about their health and access safe, high-value care.

For over two decades, The Leapfrog Group has collected and published data on patient safety and quality of care from voluntary surveys and other sources. More than 2,200 hospitals and surgery centers completed its flagship Leapfrog Surveys in 2022.

For more on the designation criteria, visit www.money.com/methodology-best-hospitals-billing-ethics/.

 

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, 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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Thursday, December 15, 2022

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