U.S. News gives Kosair Children’s Hospital a national ranking; 11 other Kentucky hospitals make ‘high-performing’ list

Each year, U.S. News and World Report publishes its “Best Hospitals” guide for people seeking a high level of specialty care. The only Kentucky hospital to be nationally ranked in the report for 2014 is Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville. It received national rank in these areas of specialty care: heart, lung, neurology, cancer, orthopedics and urology.

While no Kentucky hospitals were nationally ranked in adult specialty categories, 11 Kentucky hospitals made the cut for meeting standards of strong performance within the state:
     1. St. Elizabeth Edgewood – 11 high-performing specialties
     2. Baptist Health Louisville – 10 high-performing specialties
     2. University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital – 10
         high-performing specialities
     4. Baptist Health Lexington – 9 high-performing specialties
     5. Jewish Hospital in Louisville – 7 high-performing specialties
     6. Norton Hospital in Louisville  – 5 high-performing specialties
     7. University of Louisville Hospital – 2 high-performing specialties
     8. King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland – 1 high-performing specialty
     8. St. Elizabeth Florence – 1 high-performing specialty
     8. St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas- 1 high- performing specialty
     8. St. Joseph East– 1 high-performing specialty

To read more about specialty rankings for each hospital, click here for an article in The Lane Report or here for the U.S. News report.

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