LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 13, 2023) – CHI Saint Joseph Health and Lexington Clinic today announced a partnership in which Lexington Clinic will provide physician staffing for the emergency departments at seven hospitals and an ambulatory care center in the CHI Saint Joseph Health system. The change takes effect April 17.
“We are excited about this new opportunity to create an even stronger emergency medicine program in our hospitals to serve our patients and our communities with excellence and compassion,” said Anthony Houston, Ed.D., FACHE, CEO, CHI Saint Joseph Health. “This new partnership builds upon a century-long relationship with the Lexington Clinic where we share a strong track record of providing the highest quality of care to our communities.”
CHI Saint Joseph Health and Lexington Clinic have long standing partnerships in several clinical areas across the service area, including orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery and urological care.
“Being the oldest and largest physician-owned multi-specialty group in Central Kentucky, we are pleased to partner with CHI Saint Joseph Health and feel that the integration of emergency medicine services will be value added from a patient care perspective. We are committed to delivering collaborative, efficient and high-quality care coordination for the patients and families we are privileged to serve,” said Stephen J. Behnke, MD, MBA, CEO, Lexington Clinic.
Lexington Clinic physicians will serve the emergency department needs at Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East in Lexington, Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown, Saint Joseph Jessamine in Nicholasville, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph London and Saint Joseph Mount Sterling.