Three Baptist Health hospitals ranked among Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

July 28, 2020


Three Baptist Health hospitals ranked among the Best Hospitals in their state in the 2020-21 U.S. News & World Report listings:

  • Baptist Health Louisville ranked #1 in Metro Louisville and tied for #2  in Kentucky
  • Baptist Health Lexington rated #4 in Kentucky
  • Baptist Health Floyd tied for #8 in Indiana and tied for #3 in Metro Louisville

This is the eighth time in nine years that Baptist Health Louisville was either #1 or tied for #1 in Metro Louisville.

This is the second consecutive year for Baptist Health to have three hospitals recognized in the Best Hospitals listings.

Rounding out this year’s list for Kentucky are: University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital in the #1 spot, St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood/Covington Hospitals tied for #2, Norton Hospital was listed at #5 and Jewish Hospital and Saint Joseph Hospital-Lexington tied for #6.  In Indiana, tied for #8 with Baptist Health Floyd were Franciscan Health Indianapolis, and Mishawaka Medical Center  while Indiana University Health Medical Center ranked #1.

The rankings, now in their 31st 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. More than 4,500 medical centers nationwide were evaluated.

“Baptist Health has long been known for its compassionate clinical care and the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings validate the high quality care provided by our physicians, nurses and staff as they live out our mission of leading in clinical excellence, compassionate care and growth to meet the needs of our communities,” said Gerard Colman, Baptist Health CEO. “It is especially gratifying for these Baptist Health hospitals to be recognized at this critical time in the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Baptist Health hospitals also earned high performing rankings in several adult procedures and conditions:

  • Baptist Health Louisville notched high performing ratings in eight of 10 areas: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hip replacement and knee replacement.
  • Baptist Health Lexington was listed as high performing in six areas: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, COPD, knee replacement, and lung cancer surgery.
  • Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, Indiana had three areas listed: COPD, heart failure and lung cancer surgery.
  • Baptist Health Paducah and Baptist Health-managed Hardin Memorial Health in Elizabethtown, Kentucky were each rated as high performing in heart failure and COPD.
  • Baptist Health Corbin was recognized for COPD care.

Fewer than one-third of hospitals nationally received a high-performing rating in the selected adult conditions and procedures.

“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators. Hospitals must staff 200 beds to be ranked.

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 2020-21 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the “Best Hospitals 2021” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469951), available in stores Oct. 6.

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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 clinics, outpatient diagnostic and surgery centers, home care, 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 on Sept. 1. Baptist Health employs about 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.


About U.S. News & World Report

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