Dr. Ziad Sara, MD

NephrologyMaleAge 52

Dr. Sara
Accepting new patients

Blue Grass Renal Care

3229 Summit Square Pl Ste 240 Lexington, KY 40509

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(859) 263-1717

Dr. Ziad Sara, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Lexington, KY. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bourbon Community Hospital and Clark Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sara to book an appointment.

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Affiliated with Clark Regional Medical Center Winchester, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
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Dr. Sara's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sara treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Sara treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Anemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sara treats Anemia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Sara treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
  • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
  • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
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Mineral Metabolism Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sara treats Mineral Metabolism Disorders more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Sara treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Sara's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blastomycosis
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folic Acid Deficiency
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Living Kidney Donor Evaluation
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Renal Scan
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Small Kidney
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ultrasound, Renal
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Sara accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Bluegrass Family Health
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Medicare
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
Mutual of Omaha
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
WellCare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Dr. Sara's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sara

4.5

Based on 61 ratings

5 Stars
85.24590163934427%
(52)
4 Stars
1.639344262295082%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
13.114754098360656%
(8)
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I am pleased with Dr Sara and the staff.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 11, 2021
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Very satisfied patient. The physician was very informative. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 24, 2020
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Dr. Sara has been my Nephrologist since 2011. Excellent kidney doctor who preserved my kidney function over years so I do not get on dialysis. He sincerely cares about his patients. I would recommend Dr. Sara and BlueGrass Renal to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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James T – Feb 21, 2020
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Hi
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Feb 18, 2020
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Thanks Dr Sara for the exemplary care you provided to my dad. Your professionalism and honesty were greatly appreciated. The time you provided to explain to me and the family dad’s condition is unmatched in today’s standards.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Joyce Cole – Feb 04, 2020
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Dr Sara is skilled physician who is upfront with his patient and takes time to listen and address their needs. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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PT – Feb 03, 2020
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Dr.Sara is rude and rushes Patient out the door. I have waited 4hours in his office before being Seen.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Oct 06, 2019
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Very pleased with Dr Sara and staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Aug 14, 2019
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Dr. Sara provided my dad with an exemplary. He saved his life. Any word of thanks is not enough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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J Coy – Mar 07, 2019
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Dr Sara is very skilled physician with great work ethics. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Nov 02, 2018
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I went to Dr. Sara for he also does cosmetic procedures. However, he does not list this on his sign outside his office or in his office which I found very odd. I found him on Groupon listed as Advanced Skin and Vein Care. I went for a spider vein consultation and was told it was free. At the time of my visit, I waited 1.5 hours. I felt like this was because my consult was free. Well, free doesn't mean free with these people. They filed a claim with my insurance and sent me a bill for $60.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Very pleased with my varicose vein treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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GS in Lexington – Mar 07, 2018
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Outstanding care!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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PN – Feb 23, 2018
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This how true physician should be! Dr. Sara provided my father with great care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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GC in Winchester KY – Jan 23, 2018
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The care I recieved by Dr Sara was exemplary. He saved my life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Dec 27, 2017
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Caring physician. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Nicholasville, KY – Sep 22, 2017
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As dialysis patient under care of Dr. Sara for almost five years I can say that what set him far from other kidney doctors is his full dedication to his patients. I never felt as a number under his care or never left behind as he is always there for me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Lexington, KY – May 13, 2017
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The care Dr. Sara provided me with was really unmatched. Cannot be happy more as a patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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Georgetown, KY – May 11, 2017
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Dr Sara performed laser ablation on my leg veins. The results are stunning and cannot be happy more.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Grayson, KY – Apr 15, 2017
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Dr Sara has been my nephrologist for 7 years and he kept me away from dialysis since then. I was stage 4 kidney disease when I started seeing him. I cannot speak more good words of him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Northport, AL – Apr 10, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The mission of BlueGrass Renal Care is to enhance the quality of care of renal patients in our communities. Our vision is based upon fundamental values:...Read more

Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Phlebology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Phlebology

Education

2003
University Of Kentucky-Nephrology
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Internal Medicine, Univ Of Illinois At Chicago
Residency Hospital
1999
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1986
Christian Orthodox College Homs-Syria
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

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What are Dr. Ziad Sara, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sara frequently treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations, Anemia, and Mineral Metabolism Disorders. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sara treats.

Where is Dr. Ziad Sara, MD's office located?

Dr. Sara's office is located at 3229 Summit Square Pl Ste 240, Lexington, KY 40509. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ziad Sara, MD speak?

Dr. Sara speaks Arabic and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Blue Grass Renal Care

Blue Grass Renal Care3229 Summit Square Pl Ste 240 Lexington, KY 40509
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Blue Grass Renal Care208 Bevins Ln Ste B Georgetown, KY 40324
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Sara is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Bourbon Community Hospital

Paris, KY

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

Clark Regional Medical Center

Winchester, KY

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Georgetown Community Hospital

Georgetown, KY

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital

Irvine, KY

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

Saint Joseph Hospital

Lexington, KY

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling

Mount Sterling, KY

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital Pavilion H

Lexington, KY

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

UK Good Samaritan Hospital

Lexington, KY

3 Awards Received