LEXINGTON, Ky. — Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East have been recognized as High Performing Hospitals for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report. Saint Joseph Hospital was recognized for three specialties: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery and heart failure. Saint Joseph East was recognized for two specialties: hip replacement and knee replacement.
The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their sixth year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are geared toward complex specialty care.
Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East earned “High Performing” ratings for care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for those types of care.
“It is an honor to be recognized as a High Performing Hospital in multiple categories on this national list,” said Bruce Tassin, president, Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East, and CEO, CHI Saint Joseph Health. “We strive to offer our patients the very best care and have an amazing team at Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East. In addition to Saint Joseph Hospital’s recognition from Healthgrades as among the Top 5% in the nation overall, our patients can remain confident that the Saint Joseph legacy of excellence remains very strong.”
For the 2020-21 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 10 procedures and conditions. Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating, and only 37 earned this rating in all 10 Procedures & Conditions. The state and metro area rankings recognize hospitals that received high performing ratings across multiple areas of care.
“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”
The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing and other care-related indicators.
The Procedures & Conditions ratings were produced by U.S. News analysts.
For more information about the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the “Best Hospitals 2021” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469951), available in stores Oct. 6.