Partnership Brings Exposure to Opportunities for Lexington Students

With a grant from Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, violence prevention coordinator Hannah Woggon teamed up with the Consolidated Summer Enrichment Program during the past two summers to provide educational enrichment and activities to more than 100 students in Lexington. “Our grant focuses on creating healthy, safe communities in Lexington,” Woggon said. “With a concentration on […]

Nurturing Children Program Teaches Healthier Parenting Skills

For Laurel County parents Dakota Mullins and Brittany Baker Mullins, receiving full custody of their 2-year-old daughter, Reighlee, in the same year they both were released from correctional facilities was a victory. They credit the Nurturing Children Program at Saint Joseph London for their 180-degree change. Since its inception in 2016, the hospital’s Nurturing Children […]

Know Your Risk

When you see your primary care provider, be sure to review your family history, current health concerns and overall lifestyle. This information helps you and your provider understand your risk for certain illnesses, and it gives you both an opportunity to prevent them. “An example may be the way we evaluate someone in their thirties […]

Taking the Risks to Heart

COVID-19 poses a serious threat to the heart and lungs.  Coronary artery disease, heart failure and high blood pressure are just a few of the long-term health conditions that increase your risk of serious complications due to COVID-19.  “COVID-19 can lead to viral cardiomyopathy, which weakens the heart and reduces its ability to pump blood,” said Robert […]

Celebrating Our People – Meet Kathy

Serving patients, mentees, her country and God sums up Kathy Perkins. Kathy, who has been a physical therapist at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling since 2008, said her calling to serve others has always been part of her life. But her journey to become a physical therapist began in her undergraduate years as a chemistry major […]