Best Hospitals in Kentucky

Kentucky has 130 hospitals, one of which is nationally ranked. Seven other hospitals met standards for strong performance within the state. U.S. News also ranks hospitals in the Louisville metro area.

How We Rank Hospitals

Rankings in Metro Areas

Best Hospitals by Metro Area

Louisville

Best Hospitals by Region

Bluegrass Region, Eastern Coal Fields, Jackson Purchase, Pennyroyal, Western Coal Fields

State Rank Hospital No. of Specialties Nationally Ranked No. of Specialties High-Performing
#1

St. Elizabeth Edgewood

Edgewood, KY

Ranked #4 in Cincinnati metro area

Recognized in Bluegrass Region

11 High-Performing Specialties
#2

Baptist Health Louisville

Louisville, KY

Ranked #1 in Louisville metro area

Recognized in Bluegrass Region

10 High-Performing Specialties
#2

University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital

Lexington, KY

Recognized in Bluegrass Region

10 High-Performing Specialties
#4

Baptist Health Lexington

Lexington, KY

Recognized in Bluegrass Region

8 High-Performing Specialties

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#5

Jewish Hospital

Louisville, KY

Ranked #2 in Louisville metro area

Recognized in Bluegrass Region

7 High-Performing Specialties
#6

Norton Hospital

Louisville, KY

Ranked #3 in Louisville metro area

Recognized in Bluegrass Region

5 High-Performing Specialties
#7

University of Louisville Hospital

Louisville, KY

Ranked #4 in Louisville metro area

Recognized in Bluegrass Region

2 High-Performing Specialties
#8

King's Daughters Medical Center

Ashland, KY

Recognized in Eastern Coal Fields

1 High-Performing Specialty
#8

St. Elizabeth Florence

Florence, KY

Ranked #8 in Cincinnati metro area

Recognized in Bluegrass Region

1 High-Performing Specialty
#8

St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas

Fort Thomas, KY

Ranked #8 in Cincinnati metro area

Recognized in Bluegrass Region

1 High-Performing Specialty

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The Methodology & Awards

Gold — Nationally Ranked: hospitals that excel in difficult cases in one or more specialties.

Silver — High-Performing: hospitals in the tier just below nationally ranked Best Hospitals.

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