July/August 2006

Saint Joseph in Lexington Receives AHA NOVA Award


Saint Joseph HealthCare, Inc., Lexington, Ky., received the 2006 AHA NOVA Award from the American Hospital Association (AHA). Established in 1993, the award recognizes hospitals and health systems for collaborative efforts toward improving community health. Saint Joseph is one of five award winners selected from more than 62 applicants. Saint Joseph received the award for Saint Joseph Mobile Health Services (MHS), a free clinic that uses two 40-foot buses to take needed care to persons who are medically underserved, most of whom are uninsured. In serving several rural counties, including some in Appalachia, Saint Joseph provides care to those most in need using telemedicine and a network of community leaders, volunteers and public/private partnerships. “The AHA NOVA Award demonstrates how hospitals can and do make communities healthier and better places to live,” said Dick Davidson, president of the AHA. For more information, contact Jeff Murphy of Saint Joseph at jmurphy@sjhlex.org.