Baptist Health Louisville ranks 1 in Metro Area and 3 in Kentucky in 2018-19 US News and World Report listing
Baptist Health has two of Kentucky's top three hospitals -- Baptist Health Lexington, ranked second, and Baptist Health Louisville, ranked third -- in the 2018-19 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings.
Baptist Health has two of Kentucky’s top three hospitals -- Baptist Health Lexington, ranked second, and Baptist Health Louisville, ranked third -- in the 2018-19 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings.
Baptist Health Louisville was also named #1 in Metro Louisville – the sixth time in seven years that it has been either #1 or tied for #1. Both hospitals are listed as being “Recognized in the Bluegrass Region” which encompasses Louisville and Lexington.
The rankings, now in their 29th year, recognize hospitals that excel in caring for patients and are designed to assist patients and their doctors in identifying a hospital that best meets their needs.
This national recognition confirms what our patients tell us – that Baptist Health hospitals provide the very best of care,” said Baptist Health CEO Gerard Colman. “These rankings also illustrate the daily commitment of our physicians, nurses and staff to live out our mission of leading in clinical excellence, compassionate care and growth to meet the needs of our patients.”
Baptist Health Lexington was judged as “high performing” in eight of nine adult procedures and conditions rated in the U.S. News report: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery.
Baptist Health Louisville earned high performing ratings in seven areas: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, hip replacement and knee replacement.
Baptist Health Floyd was rated as high performing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).
For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide. About 1,100 hospitals received a high performing rating in one or more procedures and conditions, and 29 hospitals received a high performing rating in all nine procedures and conditions.
For nearly 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we give patients and their physicians’ information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.”
Objective measures such as risk-adjusted patient survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing and other care-related data largely or entirely determine the rankings in most areas of care.
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
For more information about the 2018-19 rankings, visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2019” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469906), available for pre-order now from the U.S. News Online Store and for purchase at other bookstores in late September.
About Baptist Health
Founded in 1924 in Louisville, Kentucky, Baptist Health is a full-spectrum health system dedicated to improving the health of the communities it serves. The Baptist Health family consists of nine hospitals (eight owned and one managed); employed and independent physicians, more than 300 points of care in 75 Kentucky counties, seven counties in Illinois, six counties in Southern Indiana and two counties in Tennessee, including: outpatient facilities, physician practices and services, urgent care and retail-based clinics; outpatient diagnostic and surgery centers; home are; occupational medicine and physical therapy clinics; and fitness centers.
Baptist Health’s eight owned hospitals include more than 2,400 licensed beds in the Kentucky communities of Corbin, La Grange, Lexington, Louisville, Madisonville, Paducah, Richmond and New Albany, Indiana. Baptist Health manages Hardin Memorial Health, a 300-bed hospital in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, which is expected to become part of the Baptist Health family in December 2018. Baptist Health employs more than 20,000 people in Kentucky and surrounding states.
Baptist Health’s physician network, Baptist Health Medical Group, has about 1,100 employed providers, including about 600 employed physicians, plus more than 2,000 independent physicians.
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