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Flaget Memorial Hospital Featured in Healthcare Design Magazine


Bardstown, Ky. (September 19, 2014) – Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, was highlighted in the September 2014 edition of Healthcare Design Magazine. KentuckyOne Health Cancer Care at Flaget Memorial was showcased for its architecture and interior design.

“We’re pleased that our beautiful cancer care area was selected to be featured,” said Sue Downs, president, Flaget Memorial Hospital. “This area of our hospital was built around providing the most comforting patient experience possible, at a time when a patient may feel very unsure of things.”

The magazine hailed the space for design techniques, light and


natural materials, evidence based design and sustainable building principals that help transform cancer treatments into an “uplifting experience.”

The space was completed November 2010 and was designed by Paul J. Thorp, architect, principal-in-charge; Daniel S. Preston, architect, project architect; Todd Clenny, PE, construction engineer; Gregg Weaver, architect, project manager and Ben Blair, assistant project manager.

KentuckyOne Health Cancer Care was recently recognized for high standards in quality cancer care from Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer. The three-year certification recognizes outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care.

With the completion of the space, Flaget Memorial Hospital became home to Nelson county’s first full service cancer care including radiation oncology. The facility includes private chemotherapy rooms, intravenous therapy treatment for patients, patient education areas and other amenities including a cancer-resource library.

The hospital recently announced an affiliation that will bring experts from the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center, also part of KentuckyOne Health, to Nelson County to collaborate with KentuckyOne Health Cancer Care physicians at Flaget Memorial Hospital.


About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center.  The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana.



Publish date: 

Friday, September 19, 2014