When anchor institutions like hospitals invest in ambitious projects, the impact they make for their communities is immeasurable. This impact is economic — they create jobs. The impact is cultural — they ensure a quality and way of life today and far into the future. The impact is personal — projects like this change and save lives unlike anywhere else. Under combined leadership, Baptist Health Louisville and Baptist Health La Grange are coming together with their communities to transform healthcare.
PILLARS OF THE CAMPAIGN
As not-for-profit community hospitals, the needs of our community come first. This project is a direct result of analyzing those needs and prioritizing the most efficient and effective road forward.
- Cardiology: These programs are a response to the growing demands of both the complexity and volume in heart procedures in our area.
- Oncology: Treating the whole patient, not just the disease requires constant investment in both technology and people.
- Orthopedics: Advancements in orthopedics provide quality of life for young and old alike. Investments in the Orthopedic Center will contribute to a much needed expansion project.
- Nursing: Investment in this Center for Nursing Excellence will ensure our nurses are trained and supported to handle growing complexities in our community.
- Neurosciences: Investments here enable patients to be diagnosed and treated in a single location. The benefits include: convenience, improved safety and reduced costs.
New Baptist Health campus in Oldham County
The Crestwood campus, located off Exit 14 at Interstate 71 and Kentucky 329 in the Clore Station development, will include a hospital with inpatient and surgical services and a healthcare community focused on bringing wellness services to Oldham County. Clore Station is a walkable retail, commercial, hospitality and residential area developed by the Clore and Jones families of Oldham County, who have owned the property since 1808.
Baptist Health's commitment to the region
Baptist Health currently operates the only hospital in Oldham County, Baptist Health La Grange, which serves residents in Oldham, Henry, Trimble, Carroll and Shelby counties. In addition to the new hospital and healthcare community in the Crestwood area, Baptist Health will also reimagine services for the future of the La Grange campus. Investing in both locations allows for growth and increased access to healthcare for all patients along the Interstate 71 corridor.
Baptist Health was started as an act of philanthropic good will in 1924. Donors, volunteers, and churches organized to raise money and bring our work to life, so that in turn, we could give life back to people in need. The goal was to see the very best healthcare available to residents of the Kentuckiana region.
Almost a century later, we are returning to our roots, asking the community to come alongside us, and join us in taking healthcare to a new level of excellence. As the decades have passed, our services have grown, our buildings have expanded and our technology has advanced to meet the changing health needs of this region. We are now planning a new level of investment within our facilities, making access to the best care available to those whom we serve.
With all that has changed, we have remained true to our original mission: to demonstrate the love of Christ in a very real and personal way. Through it all, you have trusted us with your most precious asset – your health. We are grateful for that.
Jonathan Velez, MD
President, Baptist Health Louisville
Healthcare is a noble calling; an opportunity to provide for our neighbors, friends and loved-ones a truly remarkable, life-changing experience. Baptist Health La Grange, with our faith-based, community-driven mission, has long been counted on to provide access to excellent care in a time of crisis. Recent events have highlighted the importance of this mission and the need for outstanding care, right here in Oldham County.
But to serve our community in the way it deserves, we must increasingly rely on local partnerships and community support to grow and advance our service lines. The campaign discussed here entrusts all of us with the mission of making the very best care available where we call home.
The campaign that we are embarking on will revitalize, renovate and reimagine what the next decade of healthcare will bring to Oldham, Trimble, Carroll and Henry counties. We hope that you will join us in this work.
President, Baptist Health La Grange
Something special happens inside of us when we pause and recognize human kindness. Our faith returns stronger than ever. Courage and determination find new ways to inspire others and even ourselves. Memories are awoken. Belief turns to action and through giving back, a sense of irreplaceable satisfaction and connectedness makes us whole again. Healthcare philanthropy is truly special. Here, gifts change lives. Here, we change the future.
Experiences are PersonalPerhaps nothing is as personal as our health. Here we wrestle with all that we believe. We face emotional extremes, doubts, fears and even joy. When loved ones are facing a health crisis—action is taken to soothe and comfort their experience. It’s what makes us human. Healthcare is as much mental and spiritual as it is physical. Healing environments change experiences and they change outcomes.
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Onward as One: Reimagining Health Together
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