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Opening and Patient transfers

The staff of Saint Joseph London (SJL) transferred patients to the brand new hospital August 19. Both hospitals remained operational as patients were moved one-by-one from the former downtown hospital to the new replacement facility located off I-75 at Exit 38. The entire move took about four hours.

The new hospital opened with 97 inpatients, 129 emergency department visits and 16 outpatient cardiac caths!

Former Saint Joseph London facility

The last patient at the former Saint Joseph London facility was wheeled to an ambulance to be transported to the new hospital. Patients were moved every three minute

New Emergency Department at Saint Joseph London EMS personnel and hospital staff waited for the arrival of patients at the new emergency department at Saint Joseph London. Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, Jackson County EMS, Whitley County EMS and Knox County EMS transferred patients from the old location to the new hospital. 

Saint Joseph London staff

Saint Joseph London staff and EMS personnel began transferring patients at 6 a.m. on August 19. The entire patient transfer took about four hours 

Saint Joseph London President Virginia Dempsey

Saint Joseph London President Virginia Dempsey announced the official opening of Saint Joseph London

The first patient

The first patient arrived at the new Saint Joseph London hospital. 
Welcome to the new SJL Saint Joseph London President Virginia Dempsey (right) welcomed the first patient into the new hospital. 
The lab staff The lab staff was ready to go in their new space at Saint Joseph London.

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