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Our Lady of Peace Honored by the Kentucky Hospital Association Facility recognized for outstanding work with 2018 Quality Award
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05/29/2018
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Lexington, Ky. (May 29, 2018) – Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health, received top honors from the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA), demonstrating dedication to patient safety and care. On May 11, select hospitals were recognized with KHA Quality Awards at the 89th Annual KHA Convention in Lexington, including Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health. The KHA Quality Awards honor hospital leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment to patient care.

Our Lady of Peace received a Quality Award for its Long-Acting Injection (LAI) Clinic. The LAI Clinic is the first pharmacist operated long acting injection clinic at a behavioral healthcare center in the United States. The LAI Clinic helps provide easy access for patients to receive their long-acting injection on an outpatient basis with flexible scheduling and little wait time.

“We are honored to once again receive an award from the Kentucky Hospital Association, which recognizes our commitment to quality patient care and patient safety,” said Jennifer Nolan, president, Our Lady of Peace. “Our patients benefit daily from the Long-Acting Injection Clinic at Our Lady of Peace. We are thrilled to have our hospital and staff recognized for these efforts.”

This is the fourth time Our Lady of Peace has received this award. The hospital also received the KHA Quality Award in 2012, 2014 and 2017.

Our Lady of Peace is a private, non-profit hospital that offers the most comprehensive array of behavioral health and substance use treatment services in the state. This includes specialized programs and services along the full continuum of care, including inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programming for children, adolescents and adults.

To learn more about programs offered at Our Lady of Peace, visit http://www.kentuckyonehealth.org/our-lady-of-peace.

About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth, and includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.

About Our Lady of Peace
Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health, is a private, non-profit psychiatric hospital. Founded in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the 220-bed hospital is one of the largest behavioral health facilities in the nation, providing care for children, adolescents and adults. Its Children’s Peace Center is the largest and most comprehensive private provider of youth inpatient behavioral health services in the country. Peace operates a full continuum of behavioral health and substance use services for patients, including specialty programs for children and adolescents who have complex treatment needs, such as intellectual or developmental disabilities, forensic issues for females, and/or co-occurring substance use issues. The hospital was the nation’s first behavioral health care center to open a long-acting injection clinic operated by retail pharmacists. The clinic was established to help people adhere to prescribed medications for behavioral health conditions, such as substance use and psychotic disorders.