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U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East as “High Performing” Hospitals in Latest National Rankings

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 26, 2022) – Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East have been named High Performing Hospitals for 2022-23 by U.S. News & World Report, a global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings.  

Now in their eighth year, the annual Procedures & Conditions ratings are designed to help patients and their doctors make informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions and elective procedures.

Saint Joseph Hospital has again earned a "High Performing" rating for colon cancer surgery, heart attack, heart failure, and kidney failure procedures. Saint Joseph Hospital also received a "High Performing" rating for stroke care for the first time this year.

Saint Joseph East has again earned a "High Performing" rating for hip replacement, knee replacement, kidney failure and pneumonia care. For the first time, Saint Joseph East also earned a "High Performing" rating for pulmonology and lung surgery.

Both hospitals are recognized for patient care significantly better than the national average, measured by factors such as patient outcomes.

"We are honored to be recognized again by U.S. News & World Report for the excellent quality of care provided at Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East," said Dan Goulson, MD, Senior Vice President/Chief Medical Officer for CHI Saint Joseph Health. "We are incredibly proud of our team members who have gone above and beyond for our patients, providing them with outstanding care in all facets. Without their hard work and dedication, we wouldn't be receiving these accolades."

U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions for the 2022-2023 rankings. Fewer than half of all hospitals received any High Performing rating, and only four earned this rating in all procedures and conditions. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.

“When patients are considering their options for care, the Best Hospitals ratings are designed to help them identify hospitals that excel in the kind of care they may need,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News.  “A hospital that’s earned a High Performing rating in a service may be a good option for patients in need of that service and their medical professionals to consider.”

The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as survival rates, patient experience, and how successfully each hospital helps patients get back home.

For more information, visit Best Hospitals.

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, Kentucky. 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, Kentucky. 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 U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.


Publish date: 

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

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