LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 27, 2022) – The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, on behalf of the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East, has received a $100,000 grant from WHAS Crusade for Children that will be used to purchase equipment to benefit newborns in the Lexington area.
This gift will help fund a refresh of the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East, the only freestanding Kentucky hospital dedicated to Women’s and Neonatal Health Services. The grant will fund replacement of vital equipment to continue ensuring the hospital is able to provide the highest level of care to patients 28 weeks or older, while also providing infants suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome and other special needs with the highest quality of medical tools to monitor their fragile state.
“Last year, more than 14% of the births at the Women’s Hospital were admitted to the NICU,” said Leslie Smart, CFRE, president, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation. “We know that babies born prematurely and those born with special needs require close monitoring and specialized medical care. We are able to update this critical equipment in the NICU thanks to the generosity of the WHAS Crusade for Children.”
"Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East provides vital care for the tiniest patients,” said Dawn Lee, president and CEO, WHAS Crusade for Children. “We are proud to help the hospital make critical updates to equipment to continue providing the very best care to newborns in the Lexington area who are experiencing medical challenges.”
To learn more about how you can support Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East, visit www.chisaintjosephhealth.org/saint-joseph-hospital-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 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 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.