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Saint Joseph HospitalFoundation Mourns the Loss of Benefactor RJ Corman
Nicholasville, Ky. (August 23, 2013) — Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, is mourning the loss of RJ Corman, the largest philanthropic supporter in Saint Joseph history.
Among his many contributions, RJ Corman, along with the RJ Corman Railroad Group, provided funds to establish and build Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center in 2008.
“Rick Corman and his legacy are so important to the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation and his friendship was very special for us,” said Barry A. Stumbo, President and CEO, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation. “We will always be extremely grateful to Rick for enhancing the health for thousands of our patients and families. The impact of his loss will be felt in the community for years to come. We have the Corman family in our thoughts as we mourn the loss of one of the most unique and generous individuals the Commonwealth has ever known. Rick was a true philanthropist.“
This past April, Corman bestowed a generous gift to the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation to bring digital mammography services to Saint Joseph Jessamine. The gift, made in honor of Corman’s sister, created the Sandra J. Adams Digital Mammography Suite at the facility, and marked the first time mammography services had been available at the center.
Chris Bowe, former administrator, Saint Joseph Jessamine and current Vice President of Orthopedics for KentuckyOne Health, said “Because of his generous gift to the Saint Joseph Foundation this past April, Saint Joseph Jessamine expects to perform 10,000 mammograms over the next ten years. This gift will save lives.”
Note: Pictured in Photo (left to right): Barry A. Stumbo, Sandy Adams, & RJ Corman
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies, with nearly 15,000 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky.