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Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East Nationally Recognized by Healthgrades


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov 8, 2022) – Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East have received national recognition for several service lines, ranking among America’s 100 Best Hospitals in a number of areas and receiving top honors in others. The two facilities have received Five-Star ratings, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients.

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 for Treatment of Stroke, and is also among the Top 100 Best Hospitals for both Pulmonary and Critical Care Services.

These recent ratings are in addition to Saint Joseph Hospital being named one of the Top 250 Hospitals in the country (the only hospital in Lexington) in February, for the fourth year in a row (2019-2022).

“We are proud to once again be recognized by Healthgrades. It’s an honor for our teams, and is recognition of the high quality of care patients receive at Saint Joseph,” said Anthony Houston, EdD, FACHE, CEO, CHI Saint Joseph Health. “We pride ourselves on having the best physicians and medical professionals at our facilities and providing the best care for patients.”

Additionally, Saint Joseph East was named a Five-Star Recipient for its cardiac, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and critical care services. For the first time, the facility has also been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary InterventionTM in 2023 by Healthgrades. The facility is also among the top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services and Coronary Interventional Procedures.

“This recognition by Healthgrades is a testament to the dedication to quality care at Saint Joseph East,” said Kathy Love, president, Saint Joseph East. “Our providers and staff work every day with a goal of excellence in mind. We are pleased that their work is recognized once again by Healthgrades.”

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals for specialty care.

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

Saint Joseph Hospital’s clinical achievements:

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care for 5 Years in a Row (2019-2023)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care for 5 Years in a Row (2019-2023)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 8 Years in a Row (2016-2023)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care for 5 Years in a Row (2019-2023)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 2022 for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 12 Years in a Row (2012-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 3 Years in a Row (2021-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 13 Years in a Row (2011-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeries for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries for 6 Years in a Row (2018-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pancreatitis (2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 8 Years in a Row (2016-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 7 Years in a Row (2017-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies 2023)
  • Healthgrades 2022 Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)
  • Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 8 Years in a Row (2016-2023)
  • Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 5 Years in a Row (2019-2023)

 

Saint Joseph East’s clinical achievements:

  • America’s Best 100 Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ (2023)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023) 
  • Healthgrades 2022 Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures (2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023) 
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 9 Years in a Row (2015-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeries for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023) 
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 9 Years in a Row (2015-2023)

 

“We commend Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East for their ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can feel confident that Nationally-Recognized hospitals by Healthgrades have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”

Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2019 through 2021. Click here to view the complete 2023 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.

 

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.

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 http://www.healthgrades.com.

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Publish date: 

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

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