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Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East Nationally Recognized by Healthgrades

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 24, 2023) – Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East have achieved numerous national accolades for clinical excellence for service lines, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor.

Saint Joseph Hospital is recognized for its cardiac, neurosciences, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and critical care service lines. The facility has received Five-Star recognition in each of these areas, is one of the Top 5% in the Nation for both Pulmonary and Critical Care Services, among the Top 10% in the Nation, and is also among the Top 100 Best Hospitals for both Pulmonary and Critical Care Services for the past six years in a row. Saint Joseph Hospital was named among America’s Top 100 Hospitals by Healthgrades earlier this year.

Saint Joseph East was named a Five-Star Recipient for its cardiac, neurosciences, gastrointestinal and critical care services. Saint Joseph East was named a recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award. The facility is also among the Top 10% in the Nation for Gastrointestinal Surgery.

These achievements place Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East in the upper echelon of hospitals nationally for specialty care and reflect the organization’s commitment to consistently delivering the best care available.

“We are proud to receive recognition once again from Healthgrades for the high quality care we provide for our patients in the Lexington area each and every single day,” said Anthony Houston, Ed.D., FACHE, CEO, CHI Saint Joseph Health. “I continue to be inspired by the dedication of our providers and caregivers to meet the high standards set by Healthgrades to earn accolades year after year. Each and every day, they are fulfilling our mission, living our values, and achieving excellence.”

Jennifer Nolan, president, Saint Joseph East, also recognized the commitment of providers and caregivers. “They live our core values of excellence and compassion as we fulfill our mission to serve our community and work toward a healthier future for everyone, especially those who are vulnerable,” she said.

Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on clinical outcomes: risk-adjusted mortality and complications. By focusing on what matters most, patient outcomes, Healthgrades ratings provide critical feedback for both patients and hospitals. By offering easy access to objective performance measures, Healthgrades gives consumers the information they need to find a hospital that excels in providing the care they need. And by shining a light on strengths and weaknesses, Healthgrades ratings help direct hospitals to opportunities for clinical improvement.  The 2024 hospital assessment evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 35 common conditions and procedures at approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide to identify the top performers.

The 2024 Healthgrades analysis revealed that the variation in performance among hospitals continues to widen, making it increasingly important to seek care at top-rated programs.  From 2020 through 2022, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to Five-Star hospitals, on average, 215,667 lives could potentially have been saved, and 149,521 patients could have avoided potential complications.*

Below is a complete list of achievements for Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East.

Saint Joseph Hospital’s clinical achievements:

  • One of Healthgrades’ America's 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care for 6 Years in a Row (2019-2024)
  • One of Healthgrades’ America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care for 6 Years in a Row (2019-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 13 Years in a Row (2012-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for 9 Years in a Row (2016-2024)
  • Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 9 Years in a Row (2016-2024)
  • Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 9 Years in a Row (2016-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 14 Years in a Row (2011-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeries for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award for 6 Years in a Row (2019-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care for 6 Years in a Row (2019-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care for 6 Years in a Row (2019-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 9 Years in a Row (2016-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 8 Years in a Row (2017-2024)

 

Saint Joseph East’s clinical achievements:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke in 2024
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award
  • Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Gastrointestinal Surgery in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 10 Years in a Row (2015-2024)

 

“Healthgrades congratulates Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East for both being a national leader and demonstrating a deep commitment to providing high-quality care to all patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades. “Your dedication, expertise, and tireless efforts have not only set you apart but have also positively impacted the lives of countless patients.”

Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of how they rate and why hospital quality matters here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. Click here to view the complete 2024 Specialty Awards and Ratings Methodology.

 

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.

About Healthgrades

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

Our health system, healthcare professional, 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.

Start your search for the right care at healthgrades.com.

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Publish date: 

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

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