Hospital News

8/26/19

Bardstown, Ky. (August 26, 2019) – Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation, Saint Joseph Berea Foundation and Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation have been granted a total of $26,778 from the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP). Each foundation received $8,926 to support its beneficiary facility. Funds will be used to implement activities aimed at improving efficiencies and patient satisfaction, and providing quality care.

“The American Hospital Association estimates that 51 million Americans depend on their rural hospital as an important source of care, and this includes many Kentuckians,” said Leslie Buddeke Smart, CFRE, president, CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations. “These SHIP grants will help us continue providing patients with high quality care that’s close to home.”

Flaget Memorial Hospital will use the funds to purchase a mobile point-of-care workstation for providers to complete order entry by a patient’s bedside. This will improve engagement and directly impact patient satisfaction in the Bardstown community.

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling and Saint Joseph Berea will use the funds to continue offering Advanced Stroke Life Support training to staff in their emergency departments and intensive care units. In addition, funds will be used to add tele-stroke carts at these facilities. This new equipment will improve access to the stroke center at Saint Joseph Hospital for patients in the Mount Sterling and Berea communities.

Funding for the SHIP grants was administered by the Kentucky Office of Rural Health and given by the Kentucky Hospital Research and Education Foundation.

To learn more about these grants, as well as rural health care options in your area, visit www.CHISaintJosephHealth.org.

About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 135 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to building healthier communities by elevating patient care through an integrated physical and behavioral health delivery system. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

About Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation
Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation supports CHI Saint Joseph Health’s drive for excellence by inspiring donors to make a tangible difference through their philanthropic investment in outstanding patient care facilities and services, the education of caregivers, advanced clinical research and improved access to quality medical care.

About Saint Joseph Berea Foundation
Saint Joseph Berea Foundation supports CHI Saint Joseph Health’s drive for excellence by inspiring donors to make a tangible difference through their philanthropic investment in outstanding patient care facilities and services, the education of caregivers, advanced clinical research and improved access to quality medical care.

About Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation
Saint Joseph Hospital Mount Sterling Foundation supports CHI Saint Joseph Health’s drive for excellence by inspiring donors to make a tangible difference through their philanthropic investment in outstanding patient care facilities and services, the education of caregivers, advanced clinical research and improved access to quality medical care.

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