BARDSTOWN, Ky. (October 17, 2022) – Flaget Memorial Hospital recently reopened its Skilled Nursing Unit, a 12-bed unit that serves patients who need skilled nursing care after a hospital stay. The unit temporarily paused its services in September 2020 due to regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) related to COVID-19.
The Skilled Nursing Unit staff members were reassigned within the hospital during the temporary closure of the unit.
“We are thrilled to once again be able to offer this important service to our community,” said Jennifer Nolan, president, Flaget Memorial Hospital. “While the unit was temporarily closed, we worked with our community partners to ensure those who needed skilled nursing care could receive it. We all felt the effects of the pandemic, and we’re so glad to experience some normalcy again as the unit reopens.”
Flaget Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Unit has been recognized in past years for the quality care it provides to patients, including being among a select group of facilities nationwide and in Kentucky to receive an overall five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as part of its 2020 Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating System.
For more information on services offered at Flaget Memorial Hospital, visit www.chisaintjosephhealth.org/flaget-memorial-hospital-bardstown.
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.