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Saint Joseph London Receives $40,000 Grant to Improve Labor and Delivery Care

LONDON, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2021) – The Saint Joseph London Foundation, on behalf of Saint Joseph London, has received a $40,000 grant from WHAS Crusade for Children that will help improve the hospital’s labor and delivery services – ensuring newborns in the London area receive the highest quality care.

The grant will help the facility purchase innovative technology to provide specialized care to mothers and babies during labor as they may face diverse medical challenges.

“The WHAS Crusade for Children grant last year will help us to establish a Level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Saint Joseph London. This grant will help us to ensure we have the latest technology to care for our community’s smallest patients,” said Leslie Smart, CFRE, president, Saint Joseph London Foundation. “With the addition of new monitors and carts, we can improve birthing experiences for our patients and their newborns. Thank you to WHAS Crusade for Children for making this possible.”

The new cutting-edge technology includes fetal monitors and equipment that allow medical staff to closely monitor both the mother and the newborn’s heart rates, ensuring staff can quickly respond to the smallest changes in each of their overall health.

“We are proud to help Saint Joseph London continue to grow and support mothers and newborns in their community,” said Dawn Lee, president and CEO, WHAS Crusade for Children. “When we heard that the hospital was in need of new equipment to help infants, we knew we needed to help make this possible. We’re looking forward to seeing the number of infants that will benefit from this new equipment in the London area.” 

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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, 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 68 years, the Crusade has raised $200 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: 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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