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Serving Our Communities in Challenging Times


December 23, 2020 Posted in: Patients & Providers

This year has been challenging for our communities, our state, our nation and our world. The global pandemic has impacted the way we all live, work, and how our health care system has operated during 2020. However, our call to serve our communities remains our focus and purpose within the ministry of CHI Saint Joseph Health.

We live by our mission dedicated to building healthier communities throughout Kentucky. As part of CommonSpirit Health, we have adopted updated mission, vision and values – all with an eye toward improving the health of all people. You can learn more about our mission, vision and values here in these pages. You can also learn about them through our call to serve our communities.

The CHI Saint Joseph Health facilities – Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, Saint Joseph London, Flaget Memorial Hospital and Continuing Care Hospital – have partnered with other agencies to address specific needs in their communities, even while dealing with COVID-19.

We are truly integrated within our communities, not just an office or hospital there to care for patients. Our reach goes beyond the walls of our facilities to address the holistic needs of the community.

  • Food insecurity has been found to be a prevalent cause for poor health outcomes. Through a partnership with God’s Pantry Food Bank, community health workers in three communities have been able to address hunger issues with some of our patients.
  • Our Community Health Needs Assessment in Mount Sterling revealed a need for more education about health issues. The team at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling partnered with other health agencies and the local radio station to prepare ongoing messaging and education on important health topics.
  • Parental education through a program at Saint Joseph London serves to empower parents with skills to reduce the incidence of abuse or neglect.

 

You can read more about how CHI Saint Joseph Health has served our communities by visiting our 2020 Community Benefit Report. We are honored to work across Kentucky to demonstrate our mission of improving the health of the people we serve, especially those who are vulnerable. It is a calling to serve our patients, and our communities, every day.

 

 


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