Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington's first hospital, remains the first choice for health care today. Founded in 1877, it has grown into a 433-bed medical center, with a full range of services, including the national award-winning Heart Institute and leading edge da Vinci robotic surgery.
Also known as Lexington's "heart hospital,” Saint Joseph has pioneered many firsts in the health care community. Saint Joseph has also been nationally recognized for treatment in the areas of cardiology, orthopedics and stroke. The Heart Institute at Saint Joseph Hospital is Central Kentucky’s pioneering heart and vascular care center. It is home to an innovative Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Electrophysiology Lab and the first fully accredited Noninvasive Services department including both adult echocardiography and vascular ultrasound testing in a private hospital, demonstrating a commitment to the latest in state-of-the-art technology. The Institute’s primary focus is the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with heart and vascular disease.
Saint Joseph 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 Saint Joseph 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, Saint Joseph 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.
Saint Joseph 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 Saint Joseph 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.