MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2021) – The Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation, on behalf of Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, has received a $47,000 grant from WHAS Crusade for Children to help improve care for the facility’s most vulnerable patients – newborns.
“Ensuring our newborns receive the care they need when timing matters most is crucial,” said Leslie Smart, CFRE, president, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation. “We are thankful for the help WHAS Crusade for Children is providing not only our medical staff but also our community.”
With this grant, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling will purchase Panda™ Warmers to provide safe, quality care and treatment for an anticipated 300 infants in its Birthing Center. The advanced technology of the Panda™ Warmer helps to keep newborns’ bodies warm through temperature regulation during possible resuscitation, which ensures the medical staff at the Saint Joseph Mount Sterling can quickly respond to the smallest changes in infants’ health and needs. This funding will allow the replacement of outdated, end-of-life equipment and accommodate the increasing number of infants in the Montgomery County area that require a high level of specialized care.
“We are proud to help fund this new equipment for Saint Joseph Mount Sterling’s Birthing Center,” said Dawn Lee, president and CEO, WHAS Crusade for Children. “The health and well-being of children are so important to us, and we believe that they deserve the best care possible. This grant will help support the hospital’s efforts to bring high-quality care closer to home for patients.”
To learn more about how you can support Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, visit https://www.chisaintjosephhealth.org/saint-joseph-mount-sterling-foundation.
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 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.