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Saint Joseph Hospital Receives ACE Accreditation for
Cardiovascular and Endovascular Care
Facility accredited for cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention
Lexington, Ky. (May 2, 2018) – Saint Joseph Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, has been accredited for cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention by the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE), an organization dedicated to ensuring adherence to the highest quality standards for cardiovascular and endovascular care.
ACE accreditation is a professional review of an organization’s structure, internal processes, patient safety practices, and clinical outcomes to determine if it meets the standards established by experts in cardiac and endovascular care.
“This ACE accreditation reaffirms the safe and high-quality cardiac care provided at Saint Joseph Hospital each day,” said Paula Fox, director, heart and vascular services, Saint Joseph Hospital. “Credit for this achievement goes to the entire team including our nurses, physicians and all those that care for our patients. The ACE accreditation demonstrates that Saint Joseph Hospital is the gold standard in quality cardiac care.”
ACE is committed to helping facilities that deliver interventional cardiovascular care to provide gold- standard healthcare by measuring the facility’s practices, personnel, processes and outcomes against nationally-accepted best-practice standards. Implemented to supplement existing quality-improvement programs, the ACE outcomes-based accreditation promotes uniform benchmarks, and improves appropriate utilization via an independent, third-party evaluation of facilities and practices.
The ACE evaluation process involves an in-depth independent review of personnel, quality-assurance processes, facility equipment, and outcomes information. All data collected is measured against nationally-accepted standards for the highest-quality cardiovascular care. Facilities that undergo this voluntary and rigorous process demonstrate an exceptional commitment to providing the best possible care to patients.
Saint Joseph Hospital is one of five KentuckyOne Health hospitals with the same ACE accreditations. Others include Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph London, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital and Jewish Hospital.
About Saint Joseph Hospital
Saint Joseph Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, is a nationally recognized tertiary medical center located in Lexington, KY. The 433-bed hospital primarily serves central and eastern Kentucky with a full range of services including distinguished awards for cardiology, orthopedics and stroke care. Saint Joseph Hospital is Lexington’s first hospital. Founded in 1877, by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky, the hospital’s original mission was to provide compassionate care to the poor and underserved – a tradition still carried out today.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth, and includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.