Saint Joseph Hospital is Only Facility in Kentucky Among ‘America’s Best Hospitals’ in 2019

CHI Saint Joseph Health-Lexington Area

Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East Recognized
for Outstanding Patient Care in 2019 Healthgrades Awards

CHI Saint Joseph Health is proud to announce that two of its facilities, Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East, have earned multiple 2019 Healthgrades awards for outstanding patient care. Saint Joseph Hospital is Kentucky’s only recipient of the America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™ in 2019. Healthgrades is the leading online source for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

“We are honored that Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East have achieved recognition for their commitment to quality patient care across multiple service lines,” said Bruce Tassin, CEO, CHI Saint Joseph Health, and president, Saint Joseph Hospital. “These awards are made possible by the outstanding ministry and service of our dedicated physicians and hospital employees.”

The America’s Best Hospitals distinction places Saint Joseph Hospital in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for superior clinical performance. Recipients of the award stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2019 study period (2015 through 2017), America’s Best Hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes.

“Consumers have several hospitals to choose from, so it’s important they understand which hospitals achieve the best clinical outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, chief medical officer at Healthgrades. “Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals Award are setting the bar in patient care.”

Saint Joseph Hospital also earned the 100 Best Hospitals recognition for Stroke Care, Critical Care and Pulmonary Care. Both Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East achieved Five-Star and Excellence Awards for achievement in several service areas.

Saint Joseph Hospital Healthgrades achievements

  • 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care 2017-2019
  • 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care 2019
  • 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care 2019
  • Neurosciences Excellence Award 2017-2019
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award 2013-2019
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award 2016-2019
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award 2019
  • General Surgery Excellence Award 2019
  • Critical Care Excellence Award 2019
  • Five-Star for Heart Failure 2012-2019
  • Five-Star for Stroke 2012-2019
  • Five-Star for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2017-2019
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Pneumonia 2011-2019
  • Five-Star for Colorectal Surgeries 2018-2019
  • Five-Star for Treatment of GI Bleed 2013-2019
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction 2019
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Sepsis 2016-2019
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Respiratory Failure 2017-2019

Saint Joseph East Healthgrades achievements

  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award 2019
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Pneumonia 2015-2019
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Sepsis 2015-2019
  • Five-Star for Small Intestine Surgeries 2019
  • Five-Star for Spinal Fusion Surgery 2016-2019

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