Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East Named Five-Star Recipients by Healthgrades

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Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East have both achieved five stars for inpatient procedures and outcomes by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The achievements are part of new findings and data released today by Healthgrades and featured in the Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation. Each year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

Saint Joseph Hospital was named one of the 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care, and received Five-Star Achievement for cardiac, critical care, gastrointestinal, neurosciences and pulmonary treatment. Saint Joseph East received Five-Star Achievement for critical care, orthopedics and pulmonary treatment.

Saint Joseph Hospital Healthgrades Achievements:

  • 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Heart Failure
  • Neurosciences Excellence Award
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Pneumonia
  • Five-Star for Colorectal Surgeries
  • Five-Star for Treatment of GI Bleed
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Sepsis
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Respiratory Failure 

Saint Joseph East Healthgrades Achievements:

  • Five-Star for Spinal Fusion Surgery
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Pneumonia
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Sepsis

“Saint Joseph Hospital is honored to be named one of the top 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care, as well as a Five-Star recipient for multiple inpatient procedures and health outcomes,” said Bruce Tassin, KentuckyOne Health market CEO and president of Saint Joseph Hospital. “Our team of employees and physicians are dedicated to ensuring that patients receive high-quality care, and they have all made this designation possible.”

“These Five-Star achievements would not be possible without our employees at Saint Joseph East,” said Eric Gilliam, president, Saint Joseph East. “I’m proud of the work we do daily at our hospital, and our wonderful employees who made this honor possible.”

The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. A five-star rating indicates that Saint Joseph Hospital’s clinical outcomes and Saint Joseph East’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

“In an environment where consumers have more choices about where to receive their care, a hospital’s commitment to achieving high-quality outcomes is fundamental,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer, Healthgrades. “Because consumers place such value on this information, hospitals that achieve five stars for quality outcomes stand out in their marketplace.”

*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluate outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as five-star (statistically significantly better than expected), three-star (not statistically different from expected) and one-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at