Community Mass Celebrates 140th Anniversary of Saint Joseph


Founded in 1877, Saint Joseph Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, is celebrating 140 years in Lexington. The hospital, which was the first in Lexington, has pioneered many other health care “firsts” in the community: the first school of nursing in central Kentucky (1921); the first local blood bank (1939); and the state’s first post-anesthesia recovery room (1951), kidney machine (1956), CAT scan (1974), and more. To commemorate the anniversary, the hospital held an Anniversary Mass, open to the community, on Jan. 24 at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Lexington.

Advancing Health Care Together
Advancing Health Care Together JUL 18, 2018

We are pleased to share that Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, based in California, plan to create a new, nonprofit Catholic health system focused on creating healthier communities.

Catholic Health Initiatives Helps Lead Campaign to Create New ICD-10 Codes on Human Trafficking JUL 17, 2018

Catholic Health initiatives helped spearhead an 18-month-long effort to create a diagnostic code that will allow medical professionals to identify victims of human trafficking when they arrive at facilities seeking health care.

Catholic Health Initiatives Provides $5.2 Million for New Grants to Innovative Projects that Build Healthy Communities JUL 16, 2018

Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, has awarded new grants totaling $5.2 million this year to innovative programs designed to build healthy communities. In addition, CHI’s Mission and Ministry Fund will provide $4.1 million this year to earlier grantees supported through multi-year funding, including a


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