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Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Receives $40,000 Grant to Purchase Equipment for Hospital’s Birth Center

MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (July 27, 2022) – The Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation, on behalf of Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, has received a $40,000 grant from WHAS Crusade for Children to help improve comfort and care of the facility’s newborn patients.

With this grant, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling will purchase bassinets and monitors to replace outdated equipment with state-of-the-art medical technology for newborn care. Around 250 babies are born at the hospital’s birth center each year.

“Timing is often critical for babies born with special needs,” said Leslie Smart, CFRE, president, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation. “We are thankful for the funding from WHAS Crusade for children that will allow the hospital’s birth center to better serve the growing number of newborns in our community who require a high level of monitoring and specialized care.”

“We believe all babies deserve the best care possible, especially in their critical early days after birth,” said Dawn Lee, president and CEO, WHAS Crusade for Children. “We are proud to help fund this new equipment for Saint Joseph Mount Sterling’s birthing center to support the hospital’s efforts to bring high-quality care closer to home for patients.”

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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 Mount Sterling

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling is a 42-bed community hospital located in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. 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.

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.


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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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