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Saint Joseph Berea Foundation Receives Grant from Kentucky Colonels Good Works Program
Berea, Ky. (October 2, 2015)—Kentucky Colonels from all over the world are partnering with Saint Joseph Berea Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, to provide tools and technology for patients in Madison County and beyond.
On September 9, 2015, Saint Joseph Berea Foundation received a grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels during a ceremony at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville. The $13,961 grant will be used to purchase a number of pieces of exercise equipment for Saint Joseph Berea’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Center to assist patients in physical and occupational therapies.
The equipment will enable strength building and endurance for Saint Joseph Berea’s orthopedic and neurologically impaired patients. Accessory tools will also be purchased for patients too weak to independently position themselves on machines.
“The new exercise equipment will help us provide our patients with top notch care and services,” said Leslie Buddeke Smart, Vice President, Development, Saint Joseph Berea Foundation. “The Kentucky Colonels are a generous partner and we are grateful for their support of Saint Joseph Berea and our patients. Gifts like this ensure that we’re able to continue in our mission of bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.”
Saint Joseph Berea is a critical access hospital serving over 19,000 families in Madison, Jackson, Rockcastle, Estill and Garrard counties in Kentucky. Saint Joseph Berea offers a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services and is committed to providing the highest quality of care at a reasonable cost, in a compassionate, family-oriented environment.
The Kentucky Colonels, through their Good Works Program, will distribute nearly $1.5 million this year to support over 143 worthy causes. In addition to Saint Joseph Berea, two other KentuckyOne Health facilities received support from the Kentucky Colonels this year.
The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation received $22,980 to fund art for the Orthopedic and Spine Unit Meditation Room at Saint Joseph Hospital, which will be named after Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels. Frazier Rehab Institute received a grant, which will be matched by the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation, to help replace the robotic arm in Frazier Rehab’s Robotic Therapy Program and to fund the purchase of a new passenger vehicle with removable hand break for the facility’s driver education and training program.
Members of The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels include some of the greatest achievers and people of influence in the world. Each member has received the title of “Kentucky Colonel.” That is the highest civilian honor the Governor of the Commonwealth can bestow.
About Saint Joseph Berea Foundation
The primary purpose of the Saint Joseph Berea Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, is to raise and administer funds to support the core values and mission of Saint Joseph Berea. One of the Foundation’s goals is to bridge the gap between medicine and compassion. The Foundation is always looking for ways to bring wellness, healing and hope to those in Madison and surrounding counties. It is funded solely by the generous contributions of those wishing to assist its efforts. For more information, please call 859.313.1705 orwww.kentuckyonehealth.org/give-to-saint-joseph-berea
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.