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Saint Joseph East Among Top 10 Percent in Nation for Pulmonary Care

Lexington, Ky. (August 28, 2017) – Pulmonary Care at Saint Joseph East, part of KentuckyOne Health, is among the top 10 percent in the nation as measured by volume-weighted performance, according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, a leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions about physicians, hospitals and comprehensive care.

Healthgrades has recognized Saint Joseph East with its Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ after evaluation of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions*.

“Being recognized for quality and safety is a great honor,” said Eric Gilliam, president, Saint Joseph East. “I’m proud of our team and the work they do to deliver the best care to our community.”

The achievement is part of findings released in the Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation. The report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals nationally, regionally and at the local level, and the impact that this variation may have on health outcomes.

This is the second consecutive year Saint Joseph East has been recognized with the Pulmonary Care Excellence award. The hospital also achieved five-star ratings for treatments of Heart Failure, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Pneumonia, and Sepsis.

About Saint Joseph East
Saint Joseph East, part of KentuckyOne Health, is a 217-bed full service community hospital located in the rapidly growing southeastern section of Lexington, KY.  It includes the Women’s Hospital, dedicated to the health and well-being of women in central and eastern Kentucky with a 16 bed Level III NICU.  Additional specialty services include cancer care, heart care, breast care, orthopedic care and weight loss surgery.

About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth, includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.

* For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 32 common conditions and procedures, as well as an evaluation of comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 18 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) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at


Publish date: 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017