Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, both part of KentuckyOne Health, were awarded the Central Region Hospital of the Year award at the National Mended Hearts Conference in Orlando.
The local chapter of Mended Hearts nominated Saint Joseph Hospital and the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation to recognize the support of the of the organization and its members.
Mended Hearts is the largest heart patient support network in the world, with 20,000 members and 300 chapters. Recognized for its role in facilitating a positive patient-care experience, Mended Hearts partners with hospitals and cardiac rehab clinics to offer support through visiting programs, group meetings and educational forums. Mended Hearts inspires hope and improves quality of life for heart patients and their families through ongoing peer-to-peer support.
The central region of Mended Hearts covers Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia and the western part of Pennsylvania and contains 27 different chapters.
Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation have supported the local chapter of Mended Hearts with funding for pillows, meeting space, refreshments, speakers and additional general support.