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Birth Center at Flaget Memorial Hospital Receives $38,000 Grant to Enhance Newborn Care and Safety

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (July 24, 2023) – The Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation, on behalf of Flaget Memorial Hospital, has received a $38,000 grant from the WHAS Crusade for Children that will be used to purchase vital equipment that will enhance newborn care and safety.

The grant will help acquire Panda Warmers, Vapotherm high-velocity therapy devices, and bili lights that are equipped with the latest technology and innovative capabilities. The new equipment will provide temperature regulation to at-risk newborns, oxygen therapy, and light therapy for those experiencing jaundice.

“Our unwavering goal is to ensure that Flaget Memorial Hospital remains at the forefront of delivering exceptional care to every patient,” said Delaine Thiel, vice president of philanthropy, Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation. “We are committed to the health and well-being of our communities, and this grant provides the necessary resources for equipment to meet the needs of our tiniest patients.” 

Jennifer Nolan, president of Flaget Memorial Hospital, said the new equipment enhances the care provided to newborns at the hospital. “These tools are indispensable for our patients and will help our caregivers to monitor, treat and provide comfort to newborns during a critical period,” Nolan said. “We are committed to providing the highest quality care in these early days of life and appreciate the commitment WHAS Crusade for Children has provided for Flaget patients over the years.” 

“We are honored to support Flaget Memorial Hospital in their ongoing efforts to continually improve services for at-risk newborns,” said Dawn Lee, president and CEO, WHAS Crusade for Children. “The provision of quality care for newborns is paramount, and we take great pride in contributing to the realization of a bright and healthy future for these children.”

To learn more about how you can support the Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation, visit www.chisaintjosephhealth.org/saint-joseph-hospital-foundation.

About CHI Saint Joseph Health

CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. 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

Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of CHI Saint Joseph Health, is a 52-bed facility located in Bardstown, Kentucky. Established in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the facility serves residents of Nelson, Hardin, Marion, Washington, Spencer, Bullitt and LaRue counties. The facility is also home to Nelson County’s first full-service cancer center and is nationally recognized for orthopedic and surgical care, as well as inpatient satisfaction.

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 the WHAS Crusade for Children

The WHAS Crusade for Children, established by WHAS-TV in 1954, raises money for agencies, hospitals and schools that make life better for children with special needs. In its first 70 years, the Crusade has raised $211 million. Thanks to generous contributions of goods and services, the Crusade returns 100% of all donations to organizations that serve children with special needs in Kentucky and southern Indiana. Fire departments raise nearly 60% of the donations each year by staging roadblocks and hosting other fundraising events.

Millions of children have been helped by the Crusade since 1954.  The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity.  Gifts are tax-deductible as permitted by law.

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Publish date: 

Monday, July 24, 2023

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