In 2008, seven of Kentucky's leading hospitals came together to share expertise, ideas and resources, so we could do more, for more people, than we ever could individually.
It is with this same spirit and focus, that Saint Joseph Health System is defining our future direction.
We have spent the first year of our formation integrating seven individual facilities into one comprehensive system. We spread best practices and knowledge and leverage our individual core competencies to create a system that delivers quality care close to home.
As we look ahead to the future, we must focus on creating a vision that transcends the traditional model of medical care to a forward thinking contemporary expression of our healing ministry. The legacy of the foundresses of Catholic Health Initiatives and our mission is to build healthier communities by confronting the basic social problems which contribute to ill health, whether it is poverty, violence or access to care.
Like those courageous women on whose shoulders we now stand, we respond to the call to ministry today. As leaders in Catholic health care, we know our purpose and chart our course. Because this vision and legacy has been passed on to us, we must keep the flame of hope and vision alive for the millions of people who put their
ives in our hands.
The first Saint Joseph Health System Strategic Plan: 2011-2015 is a critical step in our journey to achieve the Mission and Vision of Catholic Health Initiatives and Saint Joseph Health System. It is a contemporary expression of ministry that charts the course for the next decade. It is our future.