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Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation Awarded $35,000 Grant from WHAS Crusade for Children - Archived

Bardstown, Ky. (August 27, 2019) – Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation has been awarded a $35,000 grant from WHAS Crusade for Children to make the Emergency Department and operating rooms at Flaget Memorial Hospital more accommodating for young children.

With more than 4,000 visits from children each year, Flaget Memorial Hospital will greatly benefit from making the Emergency Department and operating suites more child-friendly. This grant will also allow the facility to continue providing safe, quality care when timing matters most. The addition of defibrillators and Broselow carts will ensure we are equipped with properly sized medical supplies for children.

“Making the Emergency Department and operating rooms friendlier for the youngest and sometimes most anxious patients will improve outcomes and satisfaction,” said Leslie Buddeke Smart, CFRE, president, Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation.

For more information, visit or call 502.3350.5000.

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 Flaget Memorial Hospital
Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of CHI Saint Joseph Health, is a 52-bed facility located in Bardstown, KY. 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.

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.



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

Publish date: 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019