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Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Named Hospital of the Year by Mended Hearts
Lexington, Ky. (July 24, 2015)— Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, both part of KentuckyOne Health, were awarded the Central Region Hospital of the Year award at the National Mended Hearts Conference in Orlando.
The local chapter of Mended Hearts nominated Saint Joseph Hospital and the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation to recognize the support of the of the organization and its members.
Mended Hearts is the largest heart patient support network in the world, with 20,000 members and 300 chapters. Recognized for its role in facilitating a positive patient-care experience, Mended Hearts partners with hospitals and cardiac rehab clinics to offer support through visiting programs, group meetings and educational forums. Mended Hearts inspires hope and improves quality of life for heart patients and their families through ongoing peer-to-peer support.
“This award is a testament to the commitment of Saint Joseph Hospital and the Foundation to providing the region’s best care and support for heart patients,” said Robert Salley, MD, executive administrator Cardiovascular Service Line, Saint Joseph Hospital. “Mended Hearts is a tremendous organization and we are honored to be a partner in the services they provide to our community.”
The central region of Mended Hearts covers Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia and the western part of Pennsylvania and contains 27 different chapters.
"This is an incredible honor. The real heroes are the dedicated Mended Hearts Volunteers who serve Saint Joseph so faithfully,” said Di Boyer, director of major gifts, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation. “Those therapeutic pillows really give our patients a sense of wellness, healing and hope. Families share many stories with us about the difference that little pillow made for their loved one. The Foundation is proud and honored to accept this award and we thank Mended Hearts for all they do."
Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation have supported the local chapter of Mended Hearts with funding for pillows, meeting space, refreshments, speakers and additional general support.
About Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation
The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, raises and administers funds to support the core values and mission of Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center. One of the Foundation’s goals is to bridge the gap between medicine and compassion. The Foundation is always looking for ways to assist those in need and is funded solely by the generous contributions. For more information, please call 859.313.1705 orwww.saintjosephfoundation.org.
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.