Archive for Saint Joseph Health System

What Really Matters

April 17, 2012 No Comments

There are two things that have been near and dear to my heart for most of my adult life: access to quality health care and the Spanish language and culture. I have been blessed to have found a ministry with Saint Joseph Health System that enables me to combine those two passions. In my 10 […]

A Grateful Heart

March 21, 2012 No Comments

During a frightening medical crisis in 2006, I lost my job and had to go on unemployment. After fighting my way back to health, I needed to find work. Saint Joseph Health System not only helped heal my heart, but the organization offered me a job. More than five years later, I am still with […]

God is in the Details

March 5, 2012 No Comments

On August 19, 2010, Saint Joseph London opened its new replacement hospital, located just down the road from the old hospital in London, Kentucky. Both hospitals were simultaneously operational as patients were moved one-by-one to the new hospital by ambulance. 24 hours after the move, I still could not fully absorb or describe what I […]

Miracles Come in All Sizes

October 19, 2011 1 Comment

Miracles come in all sizes. There are the big highly-publicized miracles seen by many and then there are the small no-publicity miracles seen by just a few. This story is about one of the latter. The Revenue Realization Center (Business Office) for Saint Joseph Health System in Lexington, Kentucky, started a charity fund last year […]

The Face of God

June 28, 2011 No Comments

A homeless man we’ll call “Charlie” started coming to the Saint Joseph Free Health Clinic 10 years ago, when it was still a mobile service in Lexington. Samantha Todd, family nurse practitioner and advanced registered nurse practitioner, was one of the first people he met. “He told us that he was homeless, and homeless by […]

Not Lost in Translation

June 8, 2011 No Comments

Mary Martin doesn’t speak Russian. Despite that fact, the licensed practical nurse was able to provide home health care for a Russian immigrant recovering from heart surgery. Paul Sheftel was born and lived most of his 80-some years in Moscow, a world away from Kentucky. His son, who had always dreamed of living in the […]

Health Care Heroes

March 23, 2011 No Comments

When Crystal Steele decided to attend nursing school after pushing paper in a bank for several years, she knew it was because she wanted to make more of a difference with her life. She began working as a swan in the critical care unit at Saint Joseph Hospital to see if her hunch was correct […]