In July of 1946 the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky purchased what was then called Pennington General Hospital in London, Kentucky and assumed its leadership. Renamed Marymount – Our Lady of the Mountain, the mission of the sisters was to extend the healing ministry of Christ bringing quality health care to the poor and underserved of rural Kentucky. In 1997 Marymount along with seven other Kentucky facilities, became part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and in 2008 those same eight facilities formed Saint Joseph Health System. At that time the hospital name was changed to Saint Joseph – London. In January 2012 Saint Joseph London became 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 3,000 licensed beds. An 18-member volunteer board of directors governs KentuckyOne Health, its facilities and operations, including Saint Joseph London 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.