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Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East Announces $125,000 Grant to Improve Labor and Delivery Care

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July XX, 2023) – The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, on behalf of the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East, has received a $125,000 grant from WHAS Crusade for Children that will be used to purchase new equipment to enhance care for babies born prematurely and those with special needs.

“We are so grateful for the support of WHAS Crusade for Children,” said Delaine Thiel, CFRE, vice president of philanthropy, CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations. “This grant will allow us to purchase needed equipment that will enhance our ability to provide the best care for our tiniest patients.”

The grant will fund the replacement of vital monitors and warmers within the Birthing Center to ensure that the hospital can continue to provide the highest level of care to patients 28 weeks or older in the Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The new equipment will also help to improve the care of infants suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome and other special needs.

“Nearly 1,700 babies are born at Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East each year, and last year, more than 14% of those babies needed specialized care in a NICU,” said Jennifer Nolan, president, Saint Joseph East. “Thanks to support from the WHAS Crusade for Children, we will have the most up-to-date equipment to care for them.”

“We are proud to assist the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East in its mission to provide the absolute best care for newborns,” said Dawn Lee, President, and CEO of the WHAS Crusade for Children. “This funding will help ensure that the hospital has the resources to provide the best available care for the most vulnerable patients in the NICU.”

The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East is the only freestanding Kentucky hospital dedicated to women’s and neonatal health services and provides a full range of services, including labor and delivery, gynecology, and neonatal intensive care.

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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 Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East

The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East is a 16-bed Level III NICU located in Lexington, Kentucky. Established in 2010, the facility serves residents of central and eastern Kentucky and is a state-of-the-art hospital dedicated exclusively to the health and well-being of women. The facility features patient- and family-centered design and amenities.

About Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation

Saint Joseph Hospital 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 70 years, the Crusade has raised $211 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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Monday, July 24, 2023

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