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Saint Joseph Berea Foundation Awarded $14,000 Grant from WHAS Crusade for Children - Archived

Berea, Ky. (September 5, 2019) – The Saint Joseph Berea Foundation has been awarded a $14,000 grant from WHAS Crusade for Children to help support improvements to pediatric rehabilitation at Saint Joseph Berea. This funding will be used to purchase specialized sensory equipment and speech therapy items to help treat children with sensory processing, injury recovery and speech disorders.

The rehabilitation center is dedicated to providing comprehensive and specialized programs for children with sensory processing disorders, speech disorders and those in injury recovery. The funding from WHAS Crusade for Children will help practitioners provide specialized treatment for children with these medical issues.

“With a comprehensive set of new resources and treatment options, Saint Joseph Berea is better equipped to properly diagnose patients with sensory disorders and other conditions, along with developing evidence-based treatment plans tailored to each child’s needs,” said Leslie Buddeke Smart, CFRE, president, Saint Joseph Berea Foundation.

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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 Saint Joseph Berea
Saint Joseph Berea is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Berea, KY. Established in 1898 on the grounds of Berea College, the facility serves residents of Madison, Estill, Garrard, Jackson and Rockcastle counties. Saint Joseph Berea recognizes the importance of family, friends and familiar surroundings in the healing process and provides a breadth of services so that getting first-rate care doesn’t have to mean being far from home.

About Saint Joseph Berea Foundation
Saint Joseph Berea 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.



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Mary Branham, Director, Communications
P: 859.313.2642
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Thursday, September 05, 2019