March/April 2007

Flaget and St. Gabriel's Rank high for Pneumonia Care


Flaget Memorial Hospital, Bardstown, Ky., and St. Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Minn., ace among the top 136 hospitals in the nation for the quality of care provided to patients with pneumonia. The hospitals were honored as Select Practice National Quality Leaders in pneumonia care by CareScience, a firm that analyzes Medicare and Medicaid statistics. CareScience analyzed 2006 Medicare and Medicaid data from 4,500 acute care hospitals in the U.S. Of those, 1,579 hospitals had a sufficient number of pneumonia cases to be considered for ranking, and Flaget and St. Gabriel's ranked in the top 136.