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Saint Joseph Hospital named one of Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Saint Joseph Hospital announced that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™ for the third consecutive year, making it the only hospital in Kentucky to achieve this distinction for three years in a row.

The facility is also the only hospital in the greater Lexington area to receive this award for 2021 and one of only three in the state. 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.

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

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care for three years in a row (2019-2021)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care in 2021
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery in 2021
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care for three years in a row (2019-2021)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for six years in a row (2016-2021)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2021
  • Top 5% in the Nation for General Surgery in 2021
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care for three years in a row (2019-2021)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery in 2021
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for six years in a row (2016-2021)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services for three years in a row (2019-2021)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for General Surgery for three years in a row (2019-2021)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment in 2021
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care for three years in a row (2019-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient of Heart Failure for 10 years in a row (2012-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke in 2021
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 11 years in a row (2011-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries for two years in a row (2020-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Small Intestine Surgeries in 2021
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries for four years in a row (2018-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed in 2021
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for six years in a row (2016-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for five years in a row (2017-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies in 2021
  • Healthgrades 2021 Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award in 2021
  • Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for six years in a row (2016-2021)
  • Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award for three years in a row (2019-2021)
  • Healthgrades General Surgery Excellence Award for three years in a row (2019-2021)
  • Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award for three years in a row (2019-2021)

Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award recipients are recognized for overall clinical excellence and providing top-quality care across multiple specialty lines and areas. During the 2021 study period (Medicare Fiscal Years 2017-2019), 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).

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