Happy Birthday, Saint Joseph Hospital!


Saint Joseph Hospital

The original hospital location on 320 Linden Walk (near Rose and Maxwell Streets)
This Wednesday, Oct. 2, marks the 142nd anniversary of the founding of Saint Joseph Hospital. The hospital, which was the first in Lexington, was founded on Oct. 2, 1877, by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

Pictured is the original location of the hospital on 320 Linden Walk (near Rose and Maxwell Streets) in a house that still stands today. In 1878, the Sisters moved the hospital to Second Street, where it remained until the 1959 move to our current location on Harrodsburg Road.

On this special anniversary, let’s remember our mission, which the founding Sisters began, to care for all people in need, with dignity and respect.