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About Saint Joseph East

Saint Joseph East, part of CHI Saint Joseph Health, is a 217-bed community hospital located in Lexington, Kentucky. Our facility also includes the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East, which is dedicated to the health and well-being of women in central and eastern Kentucky with a 16-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

At Saint Joseph East, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care and are guided by our Mission and Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.

Our key services include:

  • 24/7 Emergency Care
  • Breast Care
  • Cancer Care
  • Diabetes Care
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Care
  • Digestive Health
  • General Surgery
  • Heart and Vascular Care
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
  • Lung Care
  • Sleep Care
  • Weight Loss Surgery
  • Women's Care
  • Orthopedic Care

See a complete list of our services and specialties.

Hospital Events and Classes

Saint Joseph East offers a variety of learning opportunities, community health events, senior citizen programs and health screenings throughout the year. View the event calendar for upcoming events in our Lexington community.

See Childbirth and Education Classes

Get Involved and Give Back

If you are looking for ways to help your local community, learn more about the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation and our Volunteer program.

Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation

The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation is focused on the needs of CHI Saint Joseph Health's programs and services in the Lexington area. A gift to the foundation is a meaningful way for you to share in our mission, or perhaps to say thanks for special care received.

Learn more about the foundation and how you can show your support.  


Our Saint Joseph East volunteers provide services to our patients and families to help ensure everyone who comes through our doors feels welcome and supported. If you are looking for a unique opportunity to serve others, consider /volunteering at the hospital.

See our list of volunteer opportunities.

Awards and Recognition

Saint Joseph East has received the following recognition:

  • GO2 for Lung Cancer Center of Excellence for Lung Cancer Care
  • GO2 for Lung Cancer Center of Excellence for Lung Cancer Screening



  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure from Healthgrades for Three Years in a Row (2022-2024) 
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke from Healthgrades in 2024 
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award
  • Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Gastrointestinal Surgery from Healthgrades in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction from Healthgrades in 2024 
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery from Healthgrades in 2024 
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis from Healthgrades for 10 Years in a Row (2015-2024)
  • Ranked Second for Gastrointestinal Care and Third for Gastrointestinal Surgery in Kentucky from Healthgrades (2024)


US News & World Report

  • High Performing in Hip Replacement and Pneumonia from U.S. News and World Report (2023-2024)



  • Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation (American College of Surgeons)

Contact Information

Saint Joseph East
150 N. Eagle Creek Drive
Lexington, KY 40509