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KCHI Saint Joseph Health, Based in Lexington, Kentucky Named One of Nation’s 15 Top Health Systems™ by Fortune and PINC AI™

Ministry is among the top six medium-sized systems in the country

MOUNT STERLING, KY ─ CHI Saint Joseph Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems™ according to an independent quality analysis based on a scorecard provided by PINC AI™, the technology and services brand of Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), and reported by Fortune. By category, the Lexington-based system is recognized in the top five medium-sized health systems in the nation; due to a tie, there are six systems in this category.

To create the list, PINC AI™ conducted an objective, quantitative analysis of publicly available data to identify the top health systems in the U.S. The primary purpose of the PINC AI™ 15 Top Health Systems™ study is to inspire hospital and health system leaders to pursue higher performance and deliver added value to their patients and communities. The quantitative study is based on a balanced scorecard which consists of a variety of measurements distributed across four pillars: clinical, financial, operational and patient experience.

“This recognition among the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems™, and among the six best medium-sized systems in the country, is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence in providing health care services,” said Anthony Houston, Ed.D., FACHE, market president, CHI Saint Joseph Health. “This honor is a reflection of the dedication to excellence and humankindness of our exceptional caregivers across Kentucky. Each and every day, they are fulfilling our mission, living our values and achieving excellence. We are honored to be recognized as one of the top six medium-sized health systems in the country as part of the nation’s PINC AI™ 15 Top Health Systems™.”

15 Top Health Systems™ program performance

This year, based on comparisons between the study winners and a peer group of similar health systems, the analysis found that the winners of the 15 Top Health Systems™ program delivered better outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost. Compared to non-winning health systems, this year’s winners had:

  • 21 percent fewer deaths. 
  • 5 percent fewer patients with complications. 
  • 21 percent fewer health care-associated infections (HAIs).
  • 0.5-day shorter average length of stay.
  • Better reported patient experience scores, with a top-box Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score of 74 percent versus 69.6 percent for non-winning hospitals.

“Health system leaders are continuously focused on quality, excellence and patient-centered care,” said Leigh Anderson, Premier’s chief operating officer and the leader of PINC AI™. “A selection as one of the 15 Top Health Systems™ is a great honor and demonstrates the importance of health system leadership and proven strategies for improvement. As one of the 15 Top Health Systems™, CHI Saint Joseph Health has achieved high-quality health care and the implementation of key strategies that have directly led to significantly improved patient outcomes, with fewer readmissions and complications.”

About the Study

The 15 Top Health Systems™ quantitative study is based on clinical, operational, financial and patient perception-of-care measures that form a balanced scorecard. The scorecard results are divided into two separate sections that graphically illustrate:

  • A health system’s performance and improvement versus other peer health systems.
  • Cross-system performance alignment of system hospitals.

The study is designed to provide a view of health system performance across multiple dimensions: how they stand compared to peers and high performers (whole-system performance), where they stand in the evolution of their own cultures of performance improvement (relative long-term improvement and rate of improvement), and the achievement of cross-system performance alignment (system hospital performance). For complete methodology details, please review the complete study here.

Eligible health systems are determined based on final scorecard performance. To account for differences in scale among health systems, the study categorizes health systems into three groups: large, medium and small health systems.About CHI Saint Joseph HealthCHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.?About the PINC AI™ PlatformPINC AI™ is the technology and services platform of Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC). With more than 20 years’ worth of cost, quality and operational data gleaned from 45 percent of U.S. hospital discharges, 2.7 billion hospital outpatient and clinic encounters and 177 million physician office visits, the PINC AI™ platform provides actionable intelligence to help improve outcomes, support improved financial performance and enable success in new, alternative payment models. PINC AI™incorporates the 100 Top Hospitals ® Program that inspires hospital and health system leaders to pursue higher performance and deliver added value to their patients and communities. PINC AI™ offerings rely on advanced analytics to identify improvement opportunities; support award-winning Strategic Collaboratives for value-based care, maternal and infant health, workforce innovation, and health equity; and consulting services for clinical and operational design, and workflow solutions to hardwire sustainable change. The PINC AI™ platform is also the data engine powering Premier’s newest brands – Remitra® and Contigo Health®. With a leading network of provider organizations, the PINC AI™ platform accelerates ingenuity and serves as a large-scale innovation catalyst in healthcare. PINC AI™ offerings and capabilities can be followed on Twitter and LinkedIn

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