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Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation Awarded $36,000 Grant from WHAS Crusade for Children - Archived

Mount Sterling, Ky. (August 27, 2019) – Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation has been awarded a grant for $36,000 from WHAS Crusade for Children. The foundation will contribute an additional $25,333 to purchase new GE Giraffe OmniBeds for the Birthing Center at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling.

The GE Giraffe OmniBeds are the latest, state-of-the-art birthing beds, perfectly suited to meet the needs of a busy birthing center. The new OmniBeds come with more advanced medical capabilities than previous models, which these beds will replace.

“The OmniBeds will allow Saint Joseph Mount Sterling to deliver the very best care to infants born with special needs, including Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome,” said Leslie Buddeke Smart, CFRE, president, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation. “The Birthing Center will be better equipped to care for premature newborns and those affected with a fetal anomaly and respiratory disease until they can be transferred to a NICU. We believe that equipping the Birthing Center with this much-needed, updated, valuable equipment will improve patient outcomes and save lives.”

For more information or to schedule a tour of the Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Birthing Center, visit or call 859.497.5000.

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 Mount Sterling
Saint Joseph Mount Sterling is a 42-bed community hospital located in Mount Sterling, KY. Established in 1918, the facility serves residents of Montgomery, Bath, Menifee, Powell and Rowan counties. An investment of $60 million opened the current facility in 2011.

About Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation
Saint Joseph Hospital Mount Sterling 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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Mary Branham, Director, Communications
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Publish date: 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019