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Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Hospital Recognized by U.S. News & World Report for Heart Failure Procedures - Archived


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Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Hospital Recognized by U.S. News & World Report
for Heart Failure Procedures

Lexington, Ky. (August 4, 2016) -  Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Hospital, both part of KentuckyOne Health, have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as being two of the best hospitals for 2016-17 for treating heart failure.
Both facilities were named “High Performing” hospitals. Saint Joseph East was recognized for treating heart failure. Saint Joseph Hospital was recognized for treating heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
“We are honored to be named a High Performing hospital,” said Eric Gilliam, president, Saint Joseph East. “This recognition further demonstrates the excellent work we are doing at Saint Joseph East to treat heart failure, and our commitment to providing patients excellent care.”
“Saint Joseph Hospital is thrilled to be named a top hospital for the treatment of heart failure and COPD,” said Bruce Tassin, president, Saint Joseph Hospital and Lexington market leader. “We are dedicated to providing wellness, hope and healing to our patients and the Lexington community.”
“U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis, U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.
For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while 1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook. For more information, visit Best Hospitals.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, 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.  The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.

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Thursday, August 04, 2016