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CHI Saint Joseph Health | Lexington, Kentucky

Saint Joseph Hospital

Saint Joseph Hospital, part of CHI Saint Joseph Health, is a 433-bed hospital located in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1877, Saint Joseph Hospital was Lexington’s first hospital and serves residents of central and eastern Kentucky.

Welcome to Saint Joseph Hospital

Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433-bed facility located in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1877, a small group of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky, led by Sister Euphrasia Stafford, began their health ministry. Their mission was to provide compassionate care to the poor and underserved – a tradition still carried out today. Saint Joseph Hospital primarily serves central and eastern Kentucky with a full range of services, including distinguished awards for cardiology, orthopedics and stroke care.

Services & Specialties

Primary Care

Our primary care providers are here to listen, to lean on and to provide the expert care to keep you and you family well.

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Express Care

Sick or injured? Just walk in. For life's non-threatening ailments and injuries, from stitchest to sprains, Express Care is right around the corner.

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Cancer Care

The cancer care center at Saint Joseph Hospital combines advanced technology with personalized, compassionate care. 

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Heart & Vascular Care

Learn more about diagnostic testing services and treatment for heart and vascular conditions.

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Orthopedic Care

We treat a full range of orthopedic conditions affecting the hips, knees, spine, shoulders, hands, wrists, feet and ankles.

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Women's Care & Maternity

Our providers are attuned to the unique aspects of caring for women of all ages, from puberty and pregnancy through menopause and advanced age.

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Latest News

Dr. Franklin De La Cruz Joins CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group in Bardstown

JUL 21, 2021

Franklin De La Cruz, MD, has joined CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group in Bardstown as an obstetrician and gynecologist. As a physician who has worked in the field for decades, he’s now treating the second generation of mothers in the Bardstown area.

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Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Hospital First in Lexington to be Recognized for Excellence in Robotic Surgery

JUL 19, 2021

Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Hospital are the first hospitals in Lexington to be accredited as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).

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Dr. George Dimeling Joins CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group in Lexington

JUL 12, 2021

George Dimeling, MD, has joined CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group in Lexington as a cardiac surgeon – a field he has been passionate about since high school when he had the opportunity to observe a heart transplant.

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Virtual Care Visits

New and existing patients can now schedule a virtual care appointment with a CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group provider. After hours? Connect virtually with a provider on an urgent care visit after hours and on weekends through Virtual Care After Hours.