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King’s Daughters Medical Center has been ranked No. 1 in Kentucky in medical excellence for major cardiac surgery, cardiac care, pneumonia care and pulmonary care by CareChex, a division of The Delta Group, an independent quality ratings group.

In addition, KDMC was ranked in the Top 100 in the nation in medical excellence for overall medical care, major cardiac surgery, coronary bypass surgery, heart failure treatment, interventional coronary care, pneumonia care, pulmonary care and stroke care. 

Top 10 percent in Kentucky

CareChex ranked KDMC in the top 10 percent in the state in medical excellence in the following 15 specialty areas:

  • Overall medical care
  • Cardiac care
  • Major cardiac surgery
  • Coronary bypass surgery
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Gastrointestinal care
  • Heart failure treatment
  • Interventional coronary care
  • Joint replacement
  • Orthopaedic care
  • Major orthopedic surgery
  • Pneumonia care
  • Pulmonary care
  • Stroke care
  • Trauma care

CareChex calculates its rating based on a number of clinical processes and outcomes, including overall mortality and complications, inpatient quality, patient safety, core processes and patient satisfaction.

Patient Safety

KDMC also received patient safety recognitions for:

  • Overall Medical Care (Top 100 in U.S.; Top 10 percent in U.S.; Top 10% in State, No. 1 in Market)
  • Cardiac Care (Top 100 in U.S.; Top 10 percent in U.S.; No. 1 in State; Top 10% in State, No. 1 in Market)
  • Major cardiac surgery (No. 1 in market)
  • Coronary Bypass Surgery (No. 1 in market)
  • Gallbladder removal (Top 10% in U.S., Top 10% in State)
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage (Top 100 in U.S., Top 10% in U.S.; Top 10% in State; No. 1 in market)
  • Heart Attack Treatment (Top 10% in U.S.; Top 10% in State; No. 1 in market)
  • Heart Failure Treatment (Top 10% in U.S.; Top 10% in State; No. 1 in market)
  • Interventional Coronary Care (Top 100 in U.S.; Top 10% in U.S., No. 1 in State; Top 10% in State; No. 1 in market)
  • Pneumonia Care (Top 10% in U.S.; Top 10% in State)
  • Pulmonary Care (Top 10% in U.S.; Top 10% in State; No. 1 in market)
  • Stroke Care (Top 10% in U.S.; Top 10% in State; No. 1 in market)
CareChex is a hospital quality rating service of The Delta Group, a national healthcare information services company that provides clinical, financial and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers, and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available hospital quality ratings, CareChex provides a comprehensive evaluation of all components of medical quality.

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