Saint Joseph Berea, formerly Berea Hospital, began in 1898, as an eight-bed cottage on the Berea College campus in Berea, Kentucky. Now a 25-bed facility, Saint Joseph Berea provides health care to residents in Madison, Jackson, Rockcastle and Garrard Counties. On April 1, 2003, Berea Hospital joined Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the U.S., with 69 hospitals and 43 long-term care, assisted and independent living and residential facilities in 19 states. And in November of 2005, the hospital consolidated with Saint Joseph Health System in Lexington, Kentucky, taking a new name - Saint Joseph Berea.
Saint Joseph Berea is a critical access hospital, which serves over 19,000 families. The hospital is known for providing excellence of care while utilizing advanced medical technology in a friendly, family-like atmosphere. Competence, commitment and dedication are the hallmarks of Saint Joseph Berea, which is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and licensed by the Kentucky Cabinet of Health Services. Memberships in the American and Kentucky Hospital Associations are also held. Since joining the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) system, Saint Joseph Berea has adopted CHI's mission and core values.
With a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services, Saint Joseph Berea is committed to providing the highest quality of care at a reasonable cost in a personal and compassionate family-oriented environment. Through provision of a broad range of hospital and community services Saint Joseph Berea works with an extensive medical staff of primary care physicians and specialists to deliver services and programs that embrace superior value and integrity.