Two Baptist Health hospitals ranked among Kentucky's 'Best Hospitals' by U.S. News and World Report
U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide.
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY (July 26, 2022) – For the sixth consecutive year, Baptist Health has had its two largest hospitals ranked among the top five in Kentucky in the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals listings. Baptist Health Lexington and Baptist Health Louisville tied for third place.
Baptist Health Louisville was also named #1 in Metro Louisville – the 10th time in 11 years that it has been either #1 or tied for #1. Both the Louisville and Lexington hospitals are listed as being “Recognized in the Bluegrass Region” which encompasses both cities. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized best regional hospitals based on high performing rankings across multiple areas of care.
“Thanks to U.S. News and World Report for recognizing what our patients have known all along -- that Baptist Health Lexington and Baptist Health Louisville consistently provide high quality, excellent patient care,” said CEO Gerard Colman. “We celebrate the hard work of our physicians and staff who do their best every day to provide the compassionate care for which Baptist Health is known.”
For the 2022-23 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. Added this year were ratings for ovarian cancer surgery and uterine cancer surgery.
Baptist Health hospitals also earned high performing rankings in several adult procedures and conditions:
- Baptist Health Lexington was listed as high performing in 11 areas: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, back surgery (spinal fusion), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart attack, heart failure, hip fracture, hip replacement, kidney failure, stroke and uterine cancer surgery.
- Baptist Health Louisville notched high performing ratings in 10 areas: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, COPD, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, and stroke.
- Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, Indiana had six areas listed: COPD, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery and stroke.
- Baptist Health Paducah was rated as high performing in COPD, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure and stroke.
- Baptist Health Hardin was recognized as high performing in COPD, heart failure, kidney failure and stroke.
- Baptist Health Corbin was recognized for COPD care.
- Baptist Health Richmond was recognized for hip fracture.
“The hospitals named to the U.S. News Honor Roll excel across numerous specialties and service lines,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “When patients and their medical professionals are considering their options for care, the rankings are designed to help them identify hospitals that are superior in the kind of care they may need.”
The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as survival rates, patient experience, and how successfully each hospital helps patients get back home.