Hamburg Health and Wellness News – Winter 2021

CHI Saint Joseph introduces new electronic system

CHI Saint Joseph Health is transitioning to an internal electronic health record (EHR) system at Lexington hospitals and clinics in January to help provide an improved experience accessing health care records.

Leader of the Year

CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group honored outstanding staff with Employee and Leader of the Year Awards. Patrick Anderson, an applications manager from Lexington, was named the 2020 Leader of the Year by CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group.

“A” Rating

Baptist Health Lexington earned the top rating of “A” for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit healthcare rating organization.

Construction begins on Baptist Health Hamburg

Pipe installation has begun at Baptist Health Lexington’s new Hamburg campus and will continue for several months. The Hamburg campus will include a multi-story hospital, an outpatient surgery center, medical offices and a cancer center. This location will provide more outpatient services to clients from Lexington and the surrounding counties.

Lexington Commissioner of Health to step down

Commissioner of Health Dr. Kraig Humbaugh announced his plans to step down from his position as leader of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department in the summer of 2021.

Mayor Linda Gorton and Dr. Kraig Humbaugh, with the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department discuss Lexington’s first case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) during a press conference March 6, 2020.
Photo by Amy Wallot

Dr. Humbaugh, who has been with LFCHD since June 2016, said he has enjoyed working with the health department team and with many partners throughout the community to fulfil the agency’s mission of helping Lexington be well, even during these challenging times.

“I’m hopeful that by the summer of 2021, we as a community will be in a much better place in terms of the pandemic,” he said. “Let’s all continue to work together to help make that a reality.”


This article also appears on page 10 of the Winter 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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