Saint Joseph East


Patients that would definitely recommend
2% lower than the national average

Saint Joseph East is a medical facility located in Lexington, KY. This hospital has been recognized for Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™.


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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

3 ratings were worse than expected

1 rating was better than expected

  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery

9 ratings were as expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
2% lower than the national average


Would definitely recommend
2% lower than the national average

Saint Joseph East

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well


Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well


Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients


Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home


Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital


Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff


Saint Joseph East

National Average


Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night



Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean



Provider Reviews

Dr McGonigle listened to my concerns, went over options and we mutually decided on best course of treatment. He did not pass judgment and his concern was for me to feel better. No unwanted course of treatment was pushed on me.

KYBLUE Jun 20 2021

Review for Dr. McGonigle

Dr. Svetich and his team are impeccably astute, empathetic to the patient's unique care needs, professional, has an awesome bedside manner, compassionate, and clearly communicates his concerns and answers to your care needs.

Rev T. L. Jones MSSW Jun 18 2021

Review for Dr. Svetich

Exceptional!! Listens and explains thoroughly what questions I might have.

Frances sumner Jun 18 2021

Review for Dr. Rice

Dr. McGonigle has people skills, which is rare for a doctor. I was very pleased with the results of my surgery. Highly recommend.

Julie Jun 18 2021

Review for Dr. McGonigle

Dr. Harrod is amazing. He explains things so that you understand. He will explain all your options so you can be sure you are making an informed decision.

Angela G Taylor Jun 17 2021

Review for Dr. Harrod


Saint Joseph East

150 N Eagle Creek Dr, Lexington, KY 40509

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