Peace Hospital is one of the largest private, nonprofit psychiatric hospitals in the country. It treats patients with emotional, as well as behavioral, psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. The facility offers an array of specialized units and programs including short-term acute/sub-acute inpatient care and innovative alternatives such as partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs for children, adolescents and adults. The hospital was founded as an adult hospital in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and currently operates 261 inpatient beds. In 1989, its mission expanded to meet an overwhelming need for quality pediatric care. As a result, Peace Hospital is now the largest private provider of youth behavioral health services in the country and has more inpatient beds for children than any hospital in Kentucky. It offers specialty programs for children and adolescents who have complex treatment needs, such as intellectual or developmental disabilities, forensic issues and/or mental illness and cooccurring mental health and substance use disorders.
Peace Hospital is part of KentuckyOne Health, the largest health system in Kentucky with more than 200 locations including hospitals, outpatient facilities and physician offices, and more than 3,100 licensed beds. An 18-member volunteer board of directors governs KentuckyOne Health, its facilities and operations, including Peace Hospital, with this mission:
To bring wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.
To transform the health of communities, care delivery and health care professions so that individuals and families can enjoy the best of health and wellbeing.
Reverence: Respecting those we serve and those who serve.
Integrity: Doing the right things in the right way for the right reason.
Compassion: Sharing in others’ joys and sorrows.
Excellence: Living up to the highest standards.