Saint Joseph - London received a Congestive Heart Failure Outreach Project grant from Catholic Health Initiatives in the amount of $170,819. The grant will allow the hospital
to provide education, church-based outreach clinics and in-home outreach nursing care for the poorer community of Laurel County. The goal for the project is to educate and assist patients with congestive heart failure by monitoring and assisting them in the control of their disease process. This is a new ministry to the London area and one
greatly needed for patients in the “coronary valley” of Kentucky.
Phase one of the project includes establishing a coalition and hiring an outreach nurse.
Phase two includes beginning church-based programs and hiring clerical staff to establish an indigent pharmacy program. In the upcoming months, more information on the project will be shared.