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Amy Taylor
Coordinator, Marketing & Communications, Flaget
Phone: 502-348-8914

Bardstown – Flaget Memorial Hospital, a part of KentuckyOne Health, will be opening a family care physician’s office in New Haven in the early part of 2013.

The decision to open the practice was made after the hospital staff did a needs assessment, said Flaget Vice President of Ambulatory Services and Projects Rick Vancise, B.S.N., M.B.A./H.C.M.

“Part of the mission of KentuckyOne Health is to bring access to health care close to home,” Vancise said. “It’s clear that New Haven is a medically-underserved area. Our intent is to do outreach to patients in this type of area.”

The building that will house the new practice will be constructed on what is currently a vacant lot on Center Street across from the Joseph L. Greenwell Funeral Home. A private developer will construct the building and provide parking spaces. The hospital will be leasing the building for its new practice, and will hire the physician and other staff members.

In the hospital’s needs assessment, Hodgenville/LaRue County was also identified as a medically-underserved area, Vancise said. That’s why Flaget Memorial is opening up a primary care practice in Hodgenville. The open house and ribbon cutting for Flaget Primary Care Associates at 908 S. Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville will be held Friday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m.

“We want to make sure there is primary medical care available for those who need it,” Vancise said.

About KentuckyOne Health

KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has nearly 200 locations, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies, with more than 13,600 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky, and has more than 2,325 licensed beds.

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