Flaget Memorial Hospital

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 offering a full range of services including cancer care, orthopedics, women’s care, weight loss surgery and outpatient 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, compassio-nate physicians and full support team. To continue the hospital’s mission, new primary care offices are being opened in medically-underserved areas such as New Haven, in Nelson County, and Hodgenville, in neighboring Larue County. Additionally, the hospital’s second and newest medical office building is be-ing built on its ever-expanding campus and will house 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 facili-ties and operations, including Flaget Memorial Hospital, with this mission:


Our mission

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.


Our vision

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.

Our core values

Nearly 700 employees, physicians, participating congregation members and board members from throughout Catholic Health Initiatives participated in the process of naming our core values. These values define CHI and serve as our guiding principles. They are the roots from which all of our activities, decisions and behaviors grow.



Profound respect and awe for all of creation, the foundation that shapes spirituality, our relationships with others and our journey to God.



Moral wholeness, soundness, fidelity, trust, truthfulness in all we do.



Solidarity with one another, capacity to enter into another’s joy and sorrow.



Demonstrating preeminent performance, becoming the benchmark, putting forth our personal and professional best.​