LEXINGTON, Ky. — Saint Joseph Hospital has again been named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals, placing it in the top 5% of hospitals in the country and designating it an overall leader in clinical excellence, according to Healthgrades.
This is the fourth consecutive year Saint Joseph Hospital has received this award. The facility is one of only three in the state on the 2022 list.
Nearly 4,500 hospitals were assessed nationwide for clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, which connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
Healthgrades delivers scientifically accurate and comprehensive information about doctors and hospitals by reviewing outcomes across 31 of the most common procedures and conditions. Recipients of this award have consistently delivered better than expected outcomes for their patients.
America’s 250 Best Hospital award recipients are making an impact. From 2018-2020, patients treated in hospitals achieving this Healthgrades recognition on average had a 27.8% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award, as measured across 17 rated conditions and procedures where mortality is the outcome.
Hospital ratings and award tools like Healthgrades help consumers make healthcare decisions by enabling the evaluation and comparison of hospital performance to find the highest quality care. Visit Healthgrades.com/quality/americas-best-hospitals for an in-depth look at Saint Joseph Hospital’s performance and profile to explore the highest quality care in Lexington today. Consumers can also visit Healthgrades.com for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, and access the complete methodology here.
The hospital, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an Ambulatory Care Center.
The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East.
In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward the goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.
Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433-bed tertiary medical center located in Lexington. Established in 1877 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky, the facility serves residents of Central and Eastern Kentucky and was Lexington’s first hospital.
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