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CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations Launches Emergency Response Fund to Assist Patients and Caregivers

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 27, 2020) – The CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations has established an Emergency Response Fund surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic to assist patients and caregivers impacted by the virus.

Donations given to this new fund will be provided to the hospitals to assist patients as CHI Saint Joseph Health continues to do its part to serve the local community. Gifts of any size are being accepted for the Emergency Response Fund.

“This is an unprecedented time for us all, and these donations will be critical in supporting those who need the extra assistance during this time,” said Leslie Smart, CFRE, president, CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations. “The patients and caregivers affected by COVID-19 are already battling so many challenges right now, and we want to do our part to help them in any way that we can. We cannot do this work alone and are calling on the community to help if they can.”

To make a donation to this Emergency Response Fund, visit

CHI Saint Joseph Health is also encouraging the community, as well as patients and caregivers, to share messages of support for the doctors, nurses and health care workers, who are in the trenches working to take care of community members during this pandemic. These positive stories and messages can often be just as important as a financial donation. Those wishing to share a message or story can email [email protected].

For more information on how to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, visit

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 the CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations
The CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations support 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. The foundations serving their individual communities are Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Saint Joseph Berea Foundation, the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, the Saint Joseph London Foundation and the Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation.



For More Information:
Mary Branham, Director, Communications
P: 859.313.2642
[email protected] 

Publish date: 

Friday, March 27, 2020