Our Lady of Peace is one of the largest private, nonprofit psychiatric hospitals in the country. It treats patients with emotional, as well as behavioral, psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. The facility offers an array of specialized units and programs including short-term acute/sub-acute inpatient care and innovative alternatives such as partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs for children, adolescents and adults.
The hospital was founded as an adult hospital in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and currently operates 261 inpatient beds. In 1989, its mission expanded to meet an overwhelming need for quality pediatric care. As a result, Our Lady of Peace is now the largest private provider of youth behavioral health services in the country and has more inpatient beds for children than any hospital in Kentucky. It offers specialty programs for children and adolescents who have complex treatment needs, such as intellectual or developmental disabilities, forensic issues and/or mental illness and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
Our Lady of Peace is part of KentuckyOne Health, one of the largest health systems in Kentucky with more than 200 locations including hospitals, outpatient facilities and physician offices, and more than 3,100 licensed beds. An 18-member volunteer board of directors governs KentuckyOne Health, its facilities and operations, including Our Lady of Peace, with this purpose:
During 2015-2016, Our Lady of Peace conducted a community health needs assessment (CHNA) to support its mission to enhance the health of people in the communities it serves by identifying health needs in these communities and prioritizing the allocation of hospital resources to meet those needs. Additionally, the completion of this report and subsequent approval and adoption by the KentuckyOne Health Board of Directors complies with CHNA requirements mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and federal tax-exemption requirements. This report will be made public and widely-available on or before June 30, 2016 and will cover July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.
To easily share the information in this CHNA, we have created a one-page infographic to communicate the needs we identified. Please see the links below for the full report and the infographic flier.
Our Lady of Peace will use the findings in the community health needs assessment to guide the coordinated efforts in addressing the identified health priorities. The efforts to address these identified health priorities will be described in an accompaniment to this document known as Our Lady of Peace’s Implementation Strategies. This will be made public and widely available no later than November 15, 2016 and will guide work through June 30, 2019.