Five CHI hospitals received a 5-Star Overall Hospital Rating, the highest possible, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality of care. Only 337 hospitals nationwide received a 5-Star rating, which is based on hospital inpatient and outpatient quality program data.
Catholic Health Initiatives operated essentially on a break-even basis in the second quarter of the 2018 fiscal year, posting an operating loss of just $1.5 million after recording a deficit of approximately $146 million in the same three-month period of the previous fiscal year, the organization announced today.
More than 150 lives were saved in 2017 thanks to a record-breaking number of organs transplanted at the Jewish Hospital Trager Transplant Center, a joint program of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and KentuckyOne Health.
The Surgical Review Corporation named Saint Joseph East, Lexington, part of KentuckyOne Health, a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery. Saint Joseph East is the only hospital in central Kentucky to receive this designation, which is based on patient volume, outcomes and the types of procedures offered.
A recent retreat attended by nursing leaders from three KentuckyOne Health hospitals in the Lexington area – Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine – included a surprise visit to 320 Linden Walk in Lexington, where the original Saint Joseph Hospital opened in 1876.
Xavier University and TriHealth, Cincinnati, OH – two long-time, faith-based organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for all – broke ground on the Health United Building (HUB) on the Xavier campus.
CHI Memoria, Chattanooga, TN, and Rob Headrick, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon, announced the opening of the Chest and Lung Cancer Center at the Rees Skillern Cancer Institute. “Lung cancer affects so many in our community,” said Helen Kuroki, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer for CHI Memorial.
VNA Health at Home, part of KentuckyOne Health, received a grant for $516,095 to help fund its Personal Care Attendant Program (PCAP). The program serves Kentucky adults with severe physical challenges who wish to live independently, but need financial assistance and the help of a personal care attendant.
The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East, Lexington, part of KentuckyOne Health, welcomed its first baby of 2018 at 5:48 a.m. on Jan. 1. Bryce Barron and Jaleigha York of Berea, KY, welcomed Letty Jae Barron. She weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.