Saint Joseph Berea, formerly Berea Hospital, began in 1898, as an eight-bed cottage on the Berea College campus in Berea, Kentucky. Now, Saint Joseph Berea is a 25-bed 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. The hospital includes Berea Family Medicine, Breast Center, Berea Specialty Clinic, Diabetes and Nutrition Center, Cardiovascular Services, Senior Renewal Center, Sleep Wellness Center, Surgical Services, and Wound Care Center.
True to its mission, Saint Joseph Berea is dedicated to the healing mission of the Church, emphasizing human dignity, social justice and the creation of healthier communities. 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.
Saint Joseph Berea Hospital is part of KentuckyOne Health, the largest health system 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 Saint Joseph Berea Hospital, with this mission:
To bring wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.
To transform the health of communities, care delivery and health care professions so that individuals and families can enjoy the best of health and wellbeing.
Reverence: Respecting those we serve and those who serve.
Integrity: Doing the right things in the right way for the right reason.
Compassion: Sharing in others’ joys and sorrows.
Excellence: Living up to the highest standards.