Lexington, Ky. (August 27, 2019) – Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation has been awarded a $36,000 grant from WHAS Crusade for Children. These funds will be used to enhance patient care within the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and Birthing Center at the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East.
Funds from WHAS Crusade for Children will be used to purchase a GE Giraffe OmniBed, 16 Natus Nicview Wireless Camera Systems and 18 Medela Symphony hospital-grade breast pumps for nursing mothers of babies in the NICU.
“Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East is the only freestanding Kentucky hospital dedicated to Women’s and Neonatal Health Services, and is a leader in Central Kentucky for our neonatal intensive care services with board-certified neonatologists and nurse practitioners available 24 hours a day,” said Leslie Buddeke Smart, CFRE, president, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation.
As a Level III neonatal provider with 16 licensed beds, the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East provides a high level of care for NICU patients 28 weeks or older weighing 1,000 grams and above.
“Upgrading our NICU with this valuable equipment will improve our patient outcomes and save lives,” Smart said.
For more information, visit www.chisaintjosephhealth.org/saint-joseph-east-lexington.
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 East
Saint Joseph East is a 217-bed full service community hospital located in the southeastern section of Lexington, KY. Established in 1983, the facility serves residents of central and eastern Kentucky. At Saint Joseph East, ambulatory surgery, 24-hour emergency care and women’s health services are supported through a vast array of inpatient and outpatient programs.
About Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation
Saint Joseph 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.
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