Partners for Life

CHI Saint Joseph Health and the American Heart Association (AHA) Lexington are dedicated to improving the cardiac health of people in central and eastern Kentucky. Heart Disease does not discriminate, impacting men and women and sometimes even babies—and it is the leading cause of death in the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. “It […]

A Profession of Faith

Growing up the daughter of a Disciples of Christ minister, Rev. Holmes knew she would never pursue a career in ministry. “My dad experienced the ups and downs that go along with taking care of other people,” Rev. Holmes said. “I saw how that affected his family life, and I did not want anything to […]

Addressing Mental Health

Prioritize Your Psychological Well-being Mental illness, such as depression or anxiety, affects one in five adults in the U.S. every year. While it can be tempting to put your mental health on the backburner, this can often cause symptoms to worsen and/or manifest in other ways. “Your mental health and physical health are intrinsically linked,” […]

A Good Steward

For Haley Busch, PharmD, her first-of-its-kind job combines personal and professional passions with one goal: saving lives. In June 2019, Dr. Busch made history: She became CHI Saint Joseph Health’s first clinical pharmacist specialist in opioid stewardship and pain management, and the first at a community health system in Kentucky. Her job places her in […]

Overcome Pain and Depression from Fibromyalgia with Treatment

Many people are currently suffering from a chronic pain disorder called Fibromyalgia, which causes those affected to feel unnatural pain and an increased sensitivity to pain. Fibromyalgia affects more than 4 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although it is clear that Fibromyalgia is not an inflammatory or autoimmune […]

Putting Community Center Stage

When it comes to serving her community, Vickie Heierman, PT, plays many parts. Heierman, the longtime rehabilitation director at Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph Jessamine, caught the theater bug when her son was in the drama club in middle and high school. “I was a drama club mom,” Heierman said. “I traveled to festivals […]