Nicholasville, Ky. (January 16, 2014)—The Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center, part of KentuckyOne Health, will celebrate five years of service to Nicholasville and surrounding areas this month. An open house event featuring music, tours and refreshments will mark the occasion on Thursday, January 16 from 4-8 p.m.
Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center opened in 2009 as Jessamine County’s first and only full-service, 24/7 emergency department. The facility provides emergency care, diagnostic imaging, lab, physical rehabilitation, and occupational medicine services. With 29 stoplights separating Saint Joseph Jessamine and the nearest Lexington hospital, this facility gives Jessamine County residents access to get quality, emergent care close to home.
“Jessamine County is the proud home of Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center,” said Neal Cassity, Jessamine County Judge Executive. “We are fortunate to have a such a high level of care provided to the residents of Jessamine County, as well as continued community support. Congratulations on your fifth year anniversary.”
Saint Joseph Jessamine treats an average of 75 patients daily, providing care for residents of Jessamine County, Garrard County, Southern Fayette County and nearby Woodford County.
The facility has no inpatient beds, but does offer 24-hour emergency care with access to x-rays and lab tests. The facility also offers these services on an outpatient basis, based on physician referral.
“We are able to treat between 96 percent of patients we receive at Saint Joseph Jessamine on site and quickly transfer those needing a higher level of care,” said Greg Giles, administrator, Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center. “We average well below the benchmark of door to provider times of 30 minutes or less, meaning that we treat the majority of our patients quickly.”
Saint Joseph Jessamine and its staff of board certified or board eligible emergency physicians, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners and RNs are able to fully treat patients on site, proving the same level of quality care as a full hospital. Patients needing a more intensive level of care, including Level 1 Trauma care, are transferred to facilities in nearby Lexington.
In April 2013, a generous gift from local philanthropist RJ Corman, made in honor of his sister, created the Sandra J. Adams Digital Mammography Suite at Saint Joseph Jessamine. Thanks to the gift, more than 10,000 mammograms will performed over the next ten years.
RJ Corman and the The RJ Corman Railroad Group is the largest philanthropic supporter in Saint Joseph history and provided the funds to establish and build Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center in 2008. RJ Corman passed away in August 2013.
“We like to say that we’re able to provide big city healthcare in the small town,” said Giles. “We’re happy to serve the Jessamine County community and look forward to many years of quality health care ahead.”
Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center is located at 1250 Keene Road in Nicholasville.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies, with nearly 15,000 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky.