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Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Receives $1,213,204 in Funding to Serve Underserved Patients

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 6, 2023) – The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation has received $1,213,204 in funding from CommonSpirit Health’s Mission and Ministry Fund to continue to serve underserved patients in central and eastern Kentucky. The grant, part of the Community Health & Wellbeing program, will support the continuation of the foundation’s Total Health Roadmap Initiative, which integrates screenings for basic human needs into primary care settings.

With this funding, the Total Health Roadmap Initiative will continue to benefit Fayette, Madison and Laurel counties.

“CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to spreading humankindness throughout our communities and serving underserved patients, but that doesn’t stop at physical health,” said Delaine Thiel, vice president, philanthropy, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation. “Social and psychological care are integral to basic human needs, which is why we work diligently through the Total Health Roadmap Initiative to address all human needs, and we are thankful to continue expanding these important efforts.”

The initiative addresses “total health” by integrating a universal screening tool and community health workers into the systems of care. These screenings focus on social determinants of health, such as food insecurity, transportation and safe housing access, dental and eye care, quality child care, and access to behavioral health services and social support. CHI Saint Joseph Health connects these patients to vital community resources to address their total health needs and help improve their health outcomes.

To learn more about the Total Health Roadmap, visit

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 Saint Joseph Hospital 

Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433-bed hospital located in Lexington, Kentucky. Established in 1877 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky, the facility serves residents of central and eastern Kentucky and is a nationally recognized tertiary medical center. Saint Joseph Hospital is Lexington’s first hospital. The hospital’s original mission was to provide compassionate care to the poor and underserved – a tradition still carried out today.

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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Wednesday, September 06, 2023

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