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Flaget Birth Center at Flaget Memorial Hospital Receives $35,000 Grant to Purchase Equipment for Labor and Delivery Care

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (July 27, 2022) – The Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation, on behalf of the Flaget Memorial Hospital, has received a $35,000 grant from WHAS Crusade for Children that will be used to purchase vital new equipment to better serve newborns at the hospital.

“Our goal is to ensure our hospital has the most up-to-date and advanced equipment to serve all patients,” said Leslie Smart, CFRE, president, Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation. “This grant will allow us to bring the necessary equipment to meet the unique needs for our smallest patients– newborns.”

The grant will be used to purchase advanced monitors and warmers for the Flaget birth center to serve at-risk newborns. This new equipment will increase monitoring accuracy and provide temperature regulation to at-risk babies, which is crucial to improving outcomes.

“Our goal is to make life better for children across Kentucky, and that begins with quality care for newborns.” said Dawn Lee, president and CEO, WHAS Crusade for Children.  “We are pleased to be able to help Flaget Memorial Hospital continually improve the services it provides for at-risk newborns at the facility.”

To learn more about how you can support the Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation, visit


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 69 years, the Crusade has raised $205 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.


Publish date: 

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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