Where we need help

We need your help to make the future brighter, one life at a time. With the rising tide of the uninsured and under-insured, coupled with staggering technology costs and faltering reimbursement, philanthropy is critical in our quest to give our best. As we look to the future, we are embarking on a comprehensive development campaign and calling on you to help us achieve the vision to:

Create 21st Century Hospitals

Patients and families deserve private rooms equipped with the latest technology. We will invest in our existing hospitals to create a healing environment that allows our caregivers to deliver the safest, most high-quality, and responsive care. We will also work to extend critical services to communities with unmet health care needs, including Bullitt County.

Expand the Neuroscience Center of Excellence

Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare provides world-renowned care for some of the most debilitating accidents and illnesses: stroke, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and Parkinson’s Disease. We are building on this center of excellence with critically needed expansion of space and equipment, particularly at Frazier Rehab Institute, to meet an ever-growing demand. Click here to read more.

Advance the Heart Care Frontier

Jewish Hospital has long been known for its groundbreaking work in heart disease, Kentucky’s leading cause of death. That pioneering spirit will continue under the next generation of leadership with exciting clinical research to treat heart failure through new drugs, devices, and therapies – often through new procedures that allow remarkably speedy recovery. Funding is needed to support the expert staff, education, and facilities that will retain Louisville’s place as a national destination of choice for leading heart care.

Strengthen Care for Vulnerable Children

Our Lady of Peace is the largest children’s hospital in Kentucky serving more than 1,800 kids each year—most of them victims of abuse or neglect. Built in 1954, the hospital is in great need of capital improvements so the physical facilities better support the excellent care provided to some of our community’s most challenged and challenging children.

Provide Seamless Cancer Care

Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare is a leading provider of cancer care. Exciting plans are underway to develop a new delivery model that will leverage the power of technology to provide patients with seamless care, whether in a doctor’s office, hospital, or outpatient center. Services are also being expanded to new and convenient locations to ensure our patients can easily access the best oncology care in the country.

Educate Tomorrow’s Health Caregivers

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, by 2020, the United States will need 2.8 million nurses—1 million short of the projected supply. To address this looming gap, we provide educational funding to students interested in degrees in nursing and other professions where there is a shortage. Upon graduation, these bright students begin their careers with Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare. Our goal over the next three years is to double the number of educational awards the Foundation gives annually. Click here to read more.

Break Down Barriers to Care

Our mission is simple: “In consonance with our Jewish & Catholic beliefs, traditions, and heritage of service, it is the mission of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare to provide services of world-class quality to all people.”  Unrestricted gifts are critical to meet this goal, particularly our efforts to serve those who lack access to care due to poverty and other significant social and economic barriers.

Foundation Team



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Last Updated: 7/16/2014