Saint Joseph Hospital (Lexington, Kentucky)

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St Joseph Hospital
Catholic Health Initiatives
Location 1 Saint Joseph Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Coordinates 38°01′57″N 84°31′25″W / 38.0324°N 84.5236°W / 38.0324; -84.5236Coordinates: 38°01′57″N 84°31′25″W / 38.0324°N 84.5236°W / 38.0324; -84.5236
Affiliated university University of Louisville
Emergency department Level 2 Trauma Chest Pain Center
Beds 468
Founded 1877

Saint Joseph Hospital is 468 bed medical center located 2 miles southwest of Downtown Lexington, Kentucky, United States. Founded in 1877, it is Lexington's oldest still existing hospital. It is part of Catholic Health Initiatives.


Saint Joseph Hospital was founded on October 2, 1877 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, a Bardstown, Kentucky-based group who managed schools and orphanages around the state, as well as the St Joseph Infirmary hospital in Louisville. The Lexington branch of the St Joseph Infirmary was started in October 1877 by Sister Euphrasia Stafford.

In 1998 Saint Joseph acquired Jewish Hospital Lexington, which was renamed Saint Joseph East.[1] In 2003, Berea Hospital joined Catholic Health Initiatives.[2] Mary Chiles Hospital in Mount Stirling joined in 2007.[3] In 2008, Saint Joseph HealthCare and three other hospitals owned by Catholic Health Initiatives joined together to create the Saint Joseph Health System.[4] In 2012, the health system merged with Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services/UofL Health to form KentuckyOne Health.[5]

Saint Joseph Health System hospitals[edit]

  • Saint Joseph Hospital - Lexington, Kentucky
  • Saint Joseph East (formerly Jewish Hospital Lexington) - Lexington, Kentucky
  • Saint Joseph Berea (formerly Berea Hospital) - Berea, Kentucky
  • Saint Joseph London (formerly Marymount Hospital) - London, Kentucky
  • Saint Joseph Martin (formerly Our Lady of the Way Hospital) - Martin, Kentucky
  • Saint Joseph Mount Sterling (formerly Mary Chiles Hospital) - Mount Sterling, Kentucky
  • Flaget Memorial Hospital - Bardstown, Kentucky


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