Saint Joseph Hospital listed as one of America’s 250 best

Saint Joseph Hospital of Lexington announced Feb. 13 that it was the only facility in Kentucky to be included in the lost of “America’s 250 Best Hospitals” list by Healthgrades 2020 for the second consecutive year. “The distinction places Saint Joseph Hospital in the top 5 percent 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,” the hospital said in a news release.

“This is an honor for our highly experienced and dedicated physicians and employees, who make awards like this possible,” hospital President Bruce Tassin said. “We are committed to providing our patients with quality care and services, and to be recognized among top 5 percent 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, Medicare patients in hospitals receiving the 250 Best Hospitals award averaged a 26.6 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 conditions and procedures for which death is the outcome.

In addition to being named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals, Saint Joseph also was ranked in the best 100 hospitals, the top 2 percent, for pulmonary and cardiac care. Its sister hospital, Saint Joseph East in Lexington, won a pulmonary care award for the last two years.