St. Elizabeth Healthcare
This hospital carries the Women’s Choice Award seal to support the empowerment of women.
1 Medical Village Drive
Edgewood, KY 41017
“We are proud that women selected St. Elizabeth as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals. This distinction serves as a testament to St. Elizabeth’s reputation of excellence and its commitment to quality – just another reason why St. Elizabeth Edgewood was recognized as the #1 hospital in Kentucky by U.S. News & World Report.”
John S. Dubis, FACHE, President and CEO St. Elizabeth Healthcare
This hospital earned the award in the following categories:
Why St. Elizabeth Healthcare ranks as one of the top 100 hospitals in America:
The America’s 100 Best Hospitals scoring process begins with scores derived from each hospital’s Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) database. The score takes a subset of the questions HCAHPS uses that research and experience shows are more important to women than to men. Weight is applied to each of those questions to adjust for relative importance to arrive at a numerical score. The scoring is totally objective and uniform. The best 100 scores in each of the 4 size categories has determined that St. Elizabeth Healthcare is a Best Hospital in the U.S. for Patient Experience.
Why St. Elizabeth Healthcare is the best heart care hospital:
St. Elizabeth Healthcare qualified to be an America’s Best Hospital for Heart Care because it offers comprehensive cardiac and vascular services. Only hospitals that perform well clinically with regard to heart care measures, and also have a high recommendation rate, a measure that is very important to women in choosing a hospital, are selected. Data, made available by Medicare is then utilized in a method that is totally objective and uniform. No subjective considerations are used to determine the award winners. The process resulted in 290 hospitals receiving the award out of a population of over 4,600 facilities.
This method uses data released by Medicare in July 2013 that covers the four quarters ended September 30, 2012. Only those hospitals that supplied data regarding the Outcome of Care Measures were considered. The Outcome of Care Measures used were:
Death within 30 days of admission for heart attack
b) Death within 30 days of admission for heart failure
c) Readmission within 30 days for heart attack
d) Readmission within 30 days for heart failure
The top 25% of those hospitals are then identified based on an average ranking over those four measures. The resulting hospitals were screened based on their recommendation score from HCAHPS* data for the same period. As this is the single most important consideration used by women in selecting a hospital for themselves and their family, the only hospitals included were recommended by four out of five patients surveyed. A final screening was done to eliminate any hospital that had an abnormal CLABSI** rate as reported by Medicare.
* HCAHPS – Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
** CLABSI – Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection
Why St. Elizabeth Healthcare is the best hospital for cancer care:
The Women’s Choice Award has identified St. Elizabeth Healthcare as one of the very best hospitals for cancer treatment that is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, and has received high recommendation ratings for patient satisfaction from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This hospital was also recognized for having chemotherapy, radiation and hospice services and/or major research programs. This prestigious hospital is highly rated and recommended by women.
Why St. Elizabeth Healthcare was rated the highest for their emergency services:
St. Elizabeth Healthcare earned the America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care award because it consistently ranks among the best of the 3,600 hospitals reporting on their emergency department’s performance to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The seven measures CMS publicly reports are weighted according to the priorities of women we surveyed. Hospitals that fall within the top 25% for most or all of the most important measures can earn the award. Awards are limited to hospitals with a solid HCAHPS recommendation rating.
Why St. Elizabeth Healthcare was named the best hospital to have a baby:
The America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics scoring process is unique in that it is the ONLY national list that focuses on female patient satisfaction. Only the best hospitals selected provide obstetric services based on their exceptional scores for patient recommendation in HCAHPS surveys. Hospitals are then filtered to eliminate those with abnormal results for certain important clinical considerations, such as rates of infection or serious complications. The resulting list of over 300 award winners represents hospitals, including St. Elizabeth Healthcare, that women can feel confident in choosing for their maternity needs.