Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington’s first hospital, remains the first choice for health care today. Founded in 1877, it has grown into a 433-bed medical center, with a full range of services, including the national award-winning Heart Institute and leading edge da Vinci robotic surgery.
Also known as Lexington’s “heart hospital,” Saint Joseph has pioneered many firsts in the health care community. Saint Joseph has also been nationally recognized for treatment in the areas of cardiology, orthopedics and stroke, by Thomson Reuters and U.S. News and World Report.
The Heart Institute at Saint Joseph Hospital is Central Kentucky’s pioneering heart and vascular care center. It is home to an innovative new Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Electrophysiology Lab and the first fully accredited Noninvasive Services department including both adult echocardiography and vascular ultrasound testing in a private hospital, demonstrating our commitment to the latest in state-of-the-art technology. The Institute’s primary focus is the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with heart and vascular disease.
Saint Joseph 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 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.