Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington’s first hospital, remains the first choice for health care today. Founded in 1877, it has grown into a 433-bed medical center, with a full range of services, including the national award-winning Heart Institute and leading edge da Vinci robotic surgery.
Also known as Lexington’s “heart hospital,” Saint Joseph has pioneered many firsts in the health care community. Saint Joseph has also been nationally recognized for treatment in the areas of cardiology, orthopedics and stroke, by Thomson Reuters and U.S. News and World Report.
The Heart Institute at Saint Joseph Hospital is Central Kentucky’s pioneering heart and vascular care center. It is home to an innovative new Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Electrophysiology Lab and the first fully accredited Noninvasive Services department including both adult echocardiography and vascular ultrasound testing in a private hospital, demonstrating our commitment to the latest in state-of-the-art technology. The Institute’s primary focus is the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with heart and vascular disease.
Saint Joseph Hospital is part of CHI Saint Joseph Health. An 18-member volunteer board of directors governs CHI Saint Joseph Health, its facilities and operations, including Saint Joseph Hospital, with this mission:
The mission of Catholic Health Initiatives is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.
As a ministry of the Catholic Church, we will lead the transformation of health care to achieve optimal health and well-being for the individuals and communities we serve, especially those that are poor and vulnerable.