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Kentucky Colonels Awards $10,300 Grant to Support Installation of C.A.R.E. Channel at Saint Joseph Hospital Program
Program will create relaxing environment for patients
Lexington, Ky. (November 18, 2016) – The Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels has awarded $10,300 to the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, to support the installation of its Continuous Ambient Relaxation Environment (C.A.R.E.) Channel.
To improve patient outcomes, the hospital’s C.A.R.E. Channel will provide patients with 24-hour relaxation TV programming, including nature imagery and soothing music.
According to C.A.R.E. Channel developer Healing Healthcare Systems, hospitals across the country, including nationally renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, have conducted case studies that provide compelling evidence for C.A.R.E. Channel effectiveness. Studies show the C.A.R.E. Channel helps reduce hospital stays and reliance on pain medication. C.A.R.E. programming has been shown to support circadian rhythms, enhance sleep and reduce the impact of hospital noise.
For more information about the C.A.R.E. Channel, visit www.healinghealth.com/care-channel-relaxation-programming.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved. The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.
About the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization made up of talented men and women appointed by the governor because of their service to the state. The organization acts as the governor’s ambassadors of Kentucky’s rich history of arts and entertainment. The Kentucky Colonels’ primary objective is to support needy Kentucky charities by raising money from its membership and presenting grants through its annual Good Works program. In 2016, $1.5 million in grants were awarded to 174 Kentucky nonprofits serving nearly 3 million Kentucky residents.