Saint Joseph East, part of KentuckyOne Health, officially opened its newly expanded breast care services center following a $1 million expansion and renovation project recently completed. The project was funded in part by the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation. It includes new technology that makes Saint Joseph East one of the first hospitals in Kentucky to offer the Affirm 3D-guided stereotactic breast biopsy.
Recently, the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation held a naming ceremony for four of the dressing rooms in the newly renovated breast care service center. Whitley City resident Kathleen Marnhout was among the honorees.
The beautiful room was named in honor of Marnhout by her son Mike Marnhout, the owner of Bluegrass Oxygen and long-time board member and supporter of Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation.
During the event, Kimberly Stigers, MD, radiologist at the hospital said of Kathleen, “Mike made this gift to honor your amazing nursing career, your extraordinary call to serve as a hospital administrator in West Virginia, long before many women held such important and powerful roles in health care.”
Kathleen is a graduate of Good Samaritan nursing program. Her career includes work in public health, as director of nursing and a hospital administrator. She is also a licensed funeral director.
Mike Marnhout also added how proud he is of his mother and remarked that he attributes his success to her since she helped him to start his successful business 33 years ago. Also attending the event were Mike’s brothers, Gary and Randy Marnhout.
In 2014, Mike Marnhout also honored his father, the late William H. Marnhout at the breast center as well.
KentuckyOne Health Breast Care now has 5,900 total square feet of expanded and renovated space conveniently housed in the medical office building adjacent to the hospital and allows for the separation of the screening and diagnostic areas to increase efficiency and comfort for patients and their families.
KentuckyOne Health Breast Care at Saint Joseph East currently sees 15,000 patients annually. With new technology and space, that number is expected to increase by an estimated 2,500 each year.
The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation provided $250,000 for the project through private donors and dollars raised from its annual gala and golf events.
“This project will have tremendous impact for patients and it was made possible because of the generous support of our donors, like Mike Marnhout,” said Di Boyer, director of major gifts for the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation. “Honoring people like Kathleen Marnhout is at the heart of the foundation’s mission.”
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved. The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.
About Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation
The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, a part of KentuckyOne Health, raises and administers funds to support the core values and mission of Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center. One of the Foundation’s goals is to bridge the gap between medicine and compassion. The Foundation is always looking for ways to assist those in need and is funded solely by the generous contributions. For more information, please call 859.313.1705 or visit saintjosephfoundation.org.