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Three CHI Saint Joseph Health Facilities and Groups in Lexington Recognized on “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” List

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 15, 2024)Saint Joseph HospitalCHI Saint Joseph Health Partners and Continuing Care Hospital in Lexington have all earned a place on the “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” list. Each year, the list identifies and honors Kentucky's best employers. They are among six facilities or groups within CHI Saint Joseph Health to make the list this year.

“This recognition reflects our commitment to fostering an inclusive and collaborative work environment for our caregivers and an atmosphere of humankindness for our patients,” said Anthony Houston, Ed.D., FACHE, market president, CHI Saint Joseph Health. “Being named to the 2024 ‘Best Places to Work in Kentucky’ list is an honor that would not be possible without the dedicated caregivers who live our values of compassion, inclusion, integrity, excellence and collaboration each and every day.”

CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners and Continuing Care Hospital have been recognized as one of the 43 top small-sized employers, which includes businesses with 15-149 employees. This is the third consecutive year that CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners has been recognized as a Best Place to Work. This is the first time Continuing Care Hospital has made the list. Saint Joseph Hospital has also been recognized for the first time as one of the 26 top large-sized employers, which includes businesses with more than 500 employees.

“We are thrilled to once again be recognized on the ‘Best Places to Work in Kentucky’ list,” said Dorothy Lockhart, MBA, MSN, market vice president, CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners. “Building a fantastic workplace for our team members is integral to our organizational culture, and we’re thrilled that our dedication to this endeavor is being recognized.”

“We’re honored to receive this recognition, which shows our dedication to fostering a welcoming and compassionate workplace for our caregivers at Continuing Care Hospital,” said Bob Desotelle, president, Continuing Care Hospital. “Thank you to our team for committing to creating a great place to work.”

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) host the annual Best Places to Work initiative. This is the 20th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky program – a multi-year initiative designed to motivate and inspire companies throughout the commonwealth to focus, measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence. 

Companies are selected based on an assessment of their employee policies, procedures, and the results of an internal employee survey. CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners, Continuing Care Hospital and Saint Joseph Hospital are three of six facilities or groups from CHI Saint Joseph Health to earn recognition on the list. The others are Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph London and Saint Joseph Mount Sterling.

The winners and their final rankings will be announced at an awards dinner on Thursday, June 13, at the Central Bank Center in Lexington. For more details about Best Places to Work in Kentucky, visit https://www.bestplacestoworkkentucky.com/.

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 CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners 

CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners is a care management company with a network of primary care providers, specialists, hospitals, ancillary services, skilled nursing facilities and agencies that collaborate to ensure that their patients conveniently receive the highest quality of care and value. Nearly 3,000 providers across Kentucky participate in the network. The company’s compassionate care management team, leveraging state-of-the-art information systems, coordinate care for patients of all ages, regardless of their location or the provider. In addition, CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners is the most advanced Medicare-certified Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in Kentucky, and recognized in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners has been recognized four times among “100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review, and has been cited in several national reports and publications. 

About Continuing Care Hospital

Continuing Care Hospital is a 57-bed, long-term acute care hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, located within Saint Joseph Hospital. Established in 2002, the facility is licensed as a general acute care hospital that serves residents of central and eastern Kentucky, and addresses the unique and complicated physical, emotional, spiritual, nursing and rehabilitation needs of long-term patients.

About Saint Joseph Hospital 

Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433-bed hospital located in Lexington, Kentucky. Established in 1877 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky, the facility serves residents of central and eastern Kentucky and is a nationally recognized tertiary medical center. Saint Joseph Hospital is Lexington’s first hospital. The hospital’s original mission was to provide compassionate care to the poor and underserved – a tradition still carried out today.

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Best Places to Work

Saint Joseph Hospital, CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners and Continuing Care Hospital in Lexington have all earned a place on the “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” list.

Publish date: 

Friday, March 15, 2024

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