Saint Joseph Hospital receives Healthgrades 2020 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award

Saint Joseph Hospital Only Hospital in Kentucky to Receive Healthgrades 2020 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Saint Joseph Hospital announced today that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2020 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award for the second consecutive year. The hospital was the only facility in Kentucky to receive this award. The distinction places Saint Joseph Hospital in the top 5% of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.

“This is an honor for our highly experienced and dedicated physicians and employees, who make awards like this possible,” said Bruce Tassin, president, Saint Joseph Hospital. “We are committed to providing our patients with quality care and services, and to be recognized among top 5% of hospitals in the country to receive this award is exciting for us all. We cannot thank our team enough for their hard work and dedication. As Lexington’s first hospital since 1877, we are honored to continue serving this community more than a century later.”

From 2016 through 2018, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award had, on average, a 26.6% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome.*

And during that same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the award, 161,930 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for Respiratory Failure in hospitals achieving the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award have, on average, a 24.5% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*

“It is apparent that the recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospital Award are dedicated to providing quality care for their patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer, Healthgrades. “We congratulate the hospitals that received this award for their commitment to consistently providing top care and exceptional clinical outcomes for patients.”

Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award are recognized for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2020 study period (2016 through 2018), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures — as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).

In addition to being named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals, Saint Joseph Hospital also recently received the following awards from Healthgrades:

  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care for two years in a row (2019-2020)
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care for two years in a row (2019-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for nine years in a row (2012-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery in 2020
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for five years in a row (2016-2020)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for five years in a row (2016-2020)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for five years in a row (2016-2020)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for five years in a row (2016-2020)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for five years in a row (2016-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 10 Years in a row (2011-2020)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award for two years in a row (2019-2020)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades General Surgery Excellence Award for two years in a row (2019-2020)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services for two years in a row (2019-2020)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for General Surgery for two years in a row (2019-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries in 2020
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries for three years in a row (2018-2020)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award for two years in a row (2019-2020)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care for two years in a row (2019-2020)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care for two years in a row (2019-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for five years in a row (2016-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for four years in a row (2017-2020)

Saint Joseph East in Lexington also received numerous awards from Healthgrades:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2020
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for two years in a row (2019-2020)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for two years in a row (2019-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for six years in a row (2015-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for six years in a row (2015-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure in 2020

To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and for more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.