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Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Achieves Healthgrades 2023 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (Nov. 10, 2022) – Saint Joseph Mount Sterling has been recognized by Healthgrades as a 2023 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ recipient. This distinction, based on mortality rates for COPD and pneumonia, places Saint Joseph Mount Sterling among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals, as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients.

“It is an honor to once again be named to this list by Healthgrades, which recognizes the best of the best when it comes to hospital quality and facilities,” said Jennifer Nolan, president, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling. “Quality is extremely important to patients and to us as well, and we want them to know when they come to our facility, they are truly receiving the highest quality care.”

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling was recognized for its pulmonary and critical care service lines and patient safety.

Below is a complete list of achievements at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling:

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2023 Pulmonary Care Excellence AwardTM
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2022 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2023
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety in 2022
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia in 2023
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis two years in a row (2022-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure in 2023


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.  

“We commend Saint Joseph Mount Sterling for its 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 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 Mount Sterling

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling is a 42-bed community hospital located in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. Established in 1918, the facility serves residents of Montgomery, Bath, Menifee, Powell and Rowan counties. An investment of $60 million opened the current facility in 2011.

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


Publish date: 

Thursday, November 10, 2022

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