Flaget Memorial Hospital opened in 1951 as a result of the determination of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth who pioneered the development of health care institutions in Kentucky. In 2005, Flaget Memorial Hospital moved into its current facility on a large campus so as to allow its expansion for many years to come. Today, it is a 52-bed hospital located in Bardstown, KY offering a full range of services including cancer care, orthopedics, women’s care, weight loss surgery and primary care.
In 2010, the hospital opened the Flaget Cancer Center to better serve local residents. The center offers state-of-the-art radiation and medical oncology from professional, compassionate physicians and full support team. Additionally, the hospital’s second and newest medical office building is houses Flaget Center for Orthopedics, Frazier Rehab at Flaget Memorial and primary care offices.
Flaget Memorial Hospital is part of CHI Saint Joseph Health. An 18-member volunteer board of directors governs CHI Saint Joseph Health, its facilities and operations, including Flaget Memorial Hospital, with this purpose:
The mission of Catholic Health Initiatives is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.
As a ministry of the Catholic Church, we will lead the transformation of health care to achieve optimal health and well-being for the individuals and communities we serve, especially those that are poor and vulnerable.
During 2015-2016, Flaget Memorial Hospital conducted a community health needs assessment (CHNA) to support its mission to enhance the health of people in the communities it serves by identifying health needs in these communities and prioritizing the allocation of hospital resources to meet those needs. Additionally, the completion of this report and subsequent approval and adoption by the CHI Saint Joseph Health Board of Directors complies with CHNA requirements mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and federal tax-exemption requirements. This report will be made public and widely-available on or before June 30, 2016 and will cover July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.
To easily share the information in this CHNA, we have created a one-page infographic to communicate the needs we identified. Please see the links below for the full report and the infographic flier.
Flaget Memorial Hospital will use the findings in the community health needs assessment to guide the coordinated efforts in addressing the identified health priorities. The efforts to address these identified health priorities will be described in an accompaniment to this document known as Flaget Memorial Hospital’s Implementation Strategies. This will be made public and widely available no later than November 15, 2016 and will guide work through June 30, 2019.