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Saint Joseph London Recognized by U.S. News & World Report
for Performance in Heart Failure and COPD
London, Ky. (August 8, 2017) –Saint Joseph London, part of KentuckyOne Health, was recognized today by U.S. News & World Report for ‘high performance’ in the conditions of Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
“We are honored to receive this recognition for the quality care we provide,” said Terry Deis, president, Saint Joseph London. “This recognition in the areas of heart failure and COPD further demonstrates our commitment to providing patients with excellent care.”
To develop the rankings, U.S. News and World Report assesses data from nearly 5,000 medical centers across multiple clinical specialties and conditions and surveys responses from more than 30,000 physicians to rank hospitals in 16 adult specialties and nine common conditions. Results are based on patient outcomes, such as death rates and patient safety indicators; structural measures, such as hospital volumes and staffing; and process measures, such as hospital reputation. These factors were weighed to determine national and regional rankings of hospitals.
For the 2017-18 rankings, fewer than 200 of the 5,000 evaluated U.S. hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty and approximately 60-70 percent of all hospitals in a particular procedure or condition were rated ‘average.’ Some hospitals were rated below average in part because of low patient volumes, not necessarily due to a high number of deaths or other adverse events. External ratings are just a starting point for use in health care decision making.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems 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.