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Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Opens New Medical Office Suite
Mount Sterling, Ky. (May 29, 2015) – Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, part of KentuckyOne Health, held a ribbon cutting ceremony today for a recently opened medical suite located in the medical office building adjacent to the hospital.
The nearly $460,000 project was completely funded by donations to the Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation—a non-profit organization whose purpose is to raise and administer funds to support Saint Joseph Mount Sterling.
“As a foundation, we seek to support the hospital’s mission of providing compassionate, curative and spiritual care to all who seek it,” said Granetta Blevins, vice chair of the Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation Board of Directors. “We look forward to seeing the tangible impact our donation has on the overall well-being of our community.”
The new suite is 3,800 square feet, has nine exam rooms, and provides space for gastroenterology and general surgery clinics. Gastroenterology procedures like colonoscopies, esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGDs), and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographies (ERCPs) will be performed at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling. These procedures are vital to cancer prevention.
The practices of Matthew Miller, MD, gastroenterologist, and Ryan Sutherland, MD, general surgeon, will be located in the new space. Each provider will occupy roughly 1,900 square feet of new office space.
The addition of the gastroenterology and general surgery service lines to the medical office building will allow further collaboration between gastroenterology, general surgery, pulmonology and oncology. This will specifically benefit oncology patients, as all of these services are now housed in the medical office building.
“The addition of the new suite will not only positively impact our patients, but also heighten the potential for a healthier Mount Sterling,” said Saint Joseph Mount Sterling President, Benny Nolen. “Both Dr. Miller and Dr. Sutherland are well-regarded physicians and this new space will have a tremendous benefit for their patients. We are incredibly grateful for the foundation’s continual support and dedication to the future of Saint Joseph Mount Sterling.”
The Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation was also able to purchase local art for the new physician suites and waiting room thanks to Arthur and Marsha Walker of Mount Sterling. The Walkers, who are long known for their hospital philanthropy, made a gift so that art could be purchased from the Gateway Regional Arts Center in Mount Sterling. Foundation Board members helped select the pieces from a number of works by talented local artists.
“KentuckyOne Health understands that adding art has been proven to create surroundings that are calm and restful, as well as comforting and optimistic, for patients,” said Blevins. “The Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation is so proud that through philanthropy we have created a space that was needed and is beautiful and healing for our caregivers, patients and their families.”
About Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation
The primary purpose of the Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, is to raise and administer funds to support the core values and mission of Saint Joseph Mount Sterling. 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. It is funded solely by the generous contributions of those wishing to assist its efforts. For more information, please call 859.313.1705 or www.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 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.