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LONDON, Ky. (Aug.17, 2020) – Saint Joseph London is celebrating 10 years at its current location at 1001 Saint Joseph Lane. Although the $152 million regional hospital opened at its current location in 2010, the 150-bed hospital was founded in 1926 after the business community and doctors recognized the need for a hospital in the community and established Pennington General Hospital.

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth purchased the hospital in 1946 and changed its name to Marymount Hospital. Marymount Hospital became Marymount Medical Center in 1992 and became part of Catholic Health Initiatives in September, 1997.

“We’re proud of our long history serving London and the counties in this region,” said John Yanes, president, Saint Joseph London. “We are taking this month to celebrate our time and service from this beautiful facility that expands its healing environment beyond the hospital walls and into the 52 acres surrounding the facility.”

Events this month include a scavenger hunt and a celebratory lunch for staff, with plans to bury a time capsule to share the story of this first decade of service in the new facility for future revelation.

The hospital has grown in the past 10 years, with the expansion of services and technology, and recognitions for many parts of it.

In the past year alone, Saint Joseph London expanded the Progressive Care Unit and began offering 3D mammography. A new wound care center was recognized as a Healogics® Center of Distinction, which is a national recognition for clinical excellence given by the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky has selected Saint Joseph London as a Blue Distinction® Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

Also this year, Saint Joseph London was selected among the Best Places to Work in Kentucky. Looking forward, a new medical office building is slated to open next month on the hospital’s campus to improve access to health care for the community.

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 Saint Joseph London
Saint Joseph London is a 150-bed full service hospital located in London, KY. Established in 1926, the facility serves patients from southeastern Kentucky, including those from Clay, Laurel, Jackson, Whitley, Knox and Pulaski counties. The current $152 million regional hospital opened in 2010, and offers all private patient rooms, with most overlooking a small lake and garden on the 52-acre healing environment.



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