Baptist Health Lexington ranked among Kentucky’s ‘Best Hospitals’ by U.S. News & World Report
Baptist Health Lexington is tied for #3 in Kentucky in the prestigious 2023-24 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list.
(LOUISVILLE, KY) July 1, 2023 – For the seventh consecutive year, Baptist Health Lexington has been ranked among the top five in Kentucky, tying the #3 spot in the 2023-24 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals listings.
Only 12% of evaluated hospitals earned a Best Hospitals ranking. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience. Baptist Health Lexington was also listed as being “Recognized in the Bluegrass Region.” In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized best regional hospitals based on high performing rankings across multiple areas of care.
“This ranking confirms what our patients have known all along – that Baptist Health provides high quality care,” said Baptist Health CEO Gerard Colman. “Hats off to our staff and physicians who do their best every day to uphold this standard.”
For the 2023-24 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions. Added this year was a rating for the blood cancers leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Baptist Health hospitals also earned high performing rankings in several adult procedures and conditions:
- Baptist Health Lexington was listed as high performing in seven areas: back surgery (spinal fusion), colon cancer surgery, heart attack, hip replacement, knee replacement, stroke and leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
- Baptist Health Louisville notched high performing ratings in five areas: aortic valve surgery, colon cancer surgery, heart attack, heart bypass surgery and knee replacement.
- Baptist Health Hardin was recognized as high performing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, heart failure and stroke.
- Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, Indiana had two areas listed: heart attack and stroke.
- Baptist Health Paducah was rated as high performing in heart failure.
“For 34 years, U.S. News has provided data-informed rankings to help patients and their doctors find the best hospital to treat their illness or condition,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “Fewer than half of evaluated hospitals earned any High Performing rating. Hospitals that are High Performing have excelled in providing high quality care in specific procedures and/or conditions.”
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.