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Kentuckiana Medical Center receives top ranking for patient safety

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A consumer report ranks Kentuckiana Medical Center as the top hospital in the Louisville area for patient safety, according to a press release.

The announcement was made jointly by Galichia Hospital Group's Chairman and CEO Joseph P. Galichia and Michael Phillips, CEO of KMC.

The ranking was first released last week in a report quoting Dr. John Santa, Medical Director for Consumer Reports Consumer Health Choices.

"Although this data is from people 65 and older, it's a good indication of a hospital's attention to safety. And we find the chance of dying is much higher in some hospitals than others," he said.

Phillips attributes KMC's better patient survival rate to its outstanding heart doctors: Drs. Chris Stavens, John Rumisek, Rob Dowling and all the other clinicians that care for patients at KMC.

According to Dr. Rumasek, KMC's Chief of Surgery, "Physicians and clinical staff enjoy practicing at KMC because in this environment and culture patient care comes first. Physicians tell administration what is needed to care for patients at KMC, not the other way around."

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