Several Kentucky hospitals have made the list of the 100 top hospitals nationwide as compiled this week by Thomson Reuters.
Lexington's Saint Joseph East is listed among the medium community hospitals, and Saint Joseph's hospital in London is included in the small community hospital category.
Also, King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland and Baptist Hospital East in Louisville are listed among large community hospitals. St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood is among the top teaching hospitals.
The study evaluated 3,000 hospitals in nine areas: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, expenses, profitability, cash-to-debt ratio, patient satisfaction, and adherence to clinical standards of care
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Saint Joseph said it is the third time that Saint Joseph East, off Man o' War Boulevard near Eagle Creek, has been included.
The list is used for benchmarking purposes, according to Thomson Reuters. The full list can be found at www.100tophospitals.com.