Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East Recognized by Healthgrades


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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 20, 2021) – Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East received national recognition for quality of care, ranking among America’s 100 Best Hospitals in a number of areas and receiving top honors in others.

Saint Joseph Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for pulmonary care, critical care, general surgery and gastrointestinal surgery, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. This is the fourth year in a row that Saint Joseph Hospital has received this national recognition for pulmonary care, the fourth year in a row for critical care, and the second year in a row for gastrointestinal surgery.

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 Kentucky) earlier this year, and for the third year in a row.

“To repeatedly be named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for these specialties and procedures says a lot about the team we have at Saint Joseph. This would not be possible without them,” said Tony Houston, CEO, CHI Saint Joseph Health. “It is a true honor to be named among the best of the best, which means that when patients turn to us for care, they can expect some of the highest quality from some of the best physicians and medical professionals in the country.”

Additionally, Saint Joseph East is among the top 10% in the nation for pulmonary services, cardiology services, and coronary interventional procedures, and a recipient of the Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ and Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™, according to new research by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. This is the fourth year in a row that Saint Joseph East has received this national recognition for pulmonary services, and the first year it has received it for Cardiology Services and Coronary Interventional Procedures.  

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.* The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for these service lines have demonstrated exceptional quality of care.

For the 2022 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared Specialty Excellence Award recipients for Pulmonary Care as a group, to all other hospitals, as a group, and found:

  • From 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Pulmonary Care Specialty Excellence Award have, on average: 51.3% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
  • From 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the Pulmonary Care Specialty Excellence Award have, on average: 2.06 times more likely to die than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.*

 

For the 2022 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared America's 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award recipients as a group, to all other hospitals, as a group, and found:

  • From 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award have, on average: 32.9% lower risk of experiencing a complication or dying while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
  • From 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award have, on average: 1.49 times more likely to experience one or more complications or die in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.*

 

For the 2022 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award recipients as a group, to all other hospitals, as a group, and found:

  • From 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award have, on average: 30.1% lower risk of experiencing a complication or dying while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
  • From 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award have, on average: 1.43 times more likely to experience one or more complications or die in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.*

 

For the 2022 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared Specialty Excellence Award recipients for Coronary Intervention as a group, to all other hospitals, as a group, and found:

  • From 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Coronary Intervention Specialty Excellence Award have, on average: 46.8% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
  • From 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the Coronary Intervention Specialty Excellence Award have, on average: 1.88 times more likely to die than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.*

 

“Consumers can feel confident in the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes. The recognition helps provide peace of mind when selecting a place for care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades.

Saint Joseph Hospital was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care for 4 Years in a Row (2019-2022)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care for 4 Years in a Row (2019-2022)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2021-2022)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery in 2021
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 7 Years in a Row (2016-2022)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Gastrointestinal Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2021-2022)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care for 4 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 4 Years in a Row (2019-2022)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Gastrointestinal Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2019-2022)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 7 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 2 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 5 Years in a Row (2018-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 2 Years in a Row (2021-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction in 2022
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 7 Years in a Row (2016-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 6 Years in a Row (2017-2022)
  • Healthgrades 2022 Stroke Care Excellence Award™
  • Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 7 Years in a Row (2016-2022)
  • Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2019-2022)
  • Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2019-2022)
  • Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2019-2022)

 

Saint Joseph East was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 4 Years in a Row (2019-2022)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services in 2022
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2022 
  • Healthgrades 2022 Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ 
  • Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2019-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 3 Years in a Row (2020-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2022 
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 8 Years in a Row (2015-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeries in 2022 
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 8 Years in a Row (2015-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 3 Years in a Row (2020-2022)

 

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 31 common conditions and procedures and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected), and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected). 

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 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 2017 through 2019. Due to the highly variable impact of the pandemic on hospital outcomes, Healthgrades made the decision to exclude cases with a COVID-19 diagnosis from the 2020 data in order to preserve the statistical integrity of our models and fairly evaluate clinical outcomes at all hospitals. To view the complete methodology, please visit: https://www.healthgrades.com/quality/ratings-awards/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.

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Publish Date: 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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