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Saint Joseph London Receives $21,000 Grant to Improve Infant Care in Emergency Department and Birthing Center

LONDON, Ky. (July 27, 2022) – The Saint Joseph London Foundation, on behalf of Saint Joseph London, has received a $21,000 grant from WHAS Crusade for Children that will help improve the hospital’s infant care within the emergency department and birthing center, serving the most medically vulnerable patients in London and surrounding communities.

The grant will fund the purchase of a Giraffe Omnibed and hearing screener. This medically advanced technology will provide crucial monitoring and treatment to young infants and precise screening for newborn hearing.

“With this technology, Saint Joseph London will continue to provide high quality care to the most vulnerable patients during a crucial time when advanced screening and monitoring helps determine the safest next step in care,” said Leslie Smart, CFRE, president, Saint Joseph London Foundation. “We are grateful to WHAS Crusade for Children for this funding that will help us provide safe and personalized care for our most vulnerable patients.”

“We are proud to help Saint Joseph London continue to grow and support mothers and newborns in the communities they serve,” said Dawn Lee, president and CEO, WHAS Crusade for Children. “Our goal is to help ensure Kentucky’s children have the best start possible, and we are proud to help Saint Joseph London provide this start to new babies in southeastern Kentucky.”

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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 London

Saint Joseph London is a 150-bed full-service hospital located in London, Kentucky. 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.

About the WHAS Crusade for Children

The WHAS Crusade for Children, established by WHAS-TV in 1954, raises money for agencies, hospitals and schools that make life better for children with special needs. In its first 69 years, the Crusade has raised $205 million. Thanks to generous contributions of goods and services, the Crusade returns 100% of all donations to organizations that serve children with special needs in Kentucky and southern Indiana. Fire departments raise nearly 60% of the donations each year by staging roadblocks and hosting other fundraising events.

Millions of children have been helped by the Crusade since 1954.  The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity.  Gifts are tax-deductible as permitted by law.


Publish date: 

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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