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Saint Joseph London Foundation Awarded $100,000 Grant from WHAS Crusade for Children - Archived

London, Ky. (August 27, 2019) – Saint Joseph London Foundation has been awarded a grant of $100,000 from WHAS Crusade for Children to establish a Level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Saint Joseph London. The NICU at Saint Joseph London will be one of only two Level II NICUs within the southeastern Appalachian region of Kentucky.

Funds will be used for capital expenses and will help to make this highly anticipated and much needed NICU a reality.

“With this generous funding from WHAS Crusade for Children, the NICU at Saint Joseph London will be equipped to continue providing the best care to infants affected by premature birth, neonatal abstinence syndrome, fetal anomaly and respiratory disease,” said Leslie Buddeke Smart, CFRE, president, Saint Joseph London 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 London
Saint Joseph London is a 150-bed full service hospital located in London, KY. Established in 1926, the facility serves patients from southeastern Kentucky, including those from Clay, Laurel, Jackson, Whitley, Knox and Pulaski counties. The current $152 million regional hospital opened in 2010, and offers all private patient rooms, with most overlooking a small lake and garden on the 52-acre healing environment.

About Saint Joseph London Foundation
Saint Joseph London 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.



For More Information:
Mary Branham, Director, Communications
P: 859.313.2642
[email protected] 

Publish date: 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019