We believe in building healthier individuals, families, and communities. We put our beliefs into action by utilizing our resources to create asset-based community development initiatives, rooted in faith.

Those initiatives include: 

Faith Based Initiatives

Health Ministries/Faith Community Nursing - HCS works with the approximately 50 current CHWP congregational partnerships. HCS coordinates with volunteer liaisons in its partner churches and organizations to meet the health care needs of congregations and members. 

Van Ministry - HCS provides transportation to and from the OLBH campus for office visits and outpatient services at OLBH. The service is free to those who have no other means of transportation. Call 606-833-3366 for transportation information.

Meals on Wheels - HCS provides support to the Meals on Wheels routes with which OLBH is associated. 

Health Screenings - OLBH conducts more than 1,500 individual health screenings annually. 

Community Grants - The OLBH Foundation awards community support grants biannually. Grants are awarded based on set criteria and focus on serving the greater community good. 

Home Emergency Response/LifeLine - Senior citizens face challenges daily. OLBH's Healthy Community Services offers a home-emergency response unit that provides seniors help in an emergency with just the push of a button. The service gives individuals the confidence and freedom to live on their own. Whenever help is needed, one press of the lightweight, waterproof help button activates the small in-home unit. With the LifeLine system, a small machine is connected to the telephone allowing the use of a remote control to signal for help in the event an emergency occurs. The hospital arranges for a call center to be notified to send help upon signaling. Join those who are living independently in their own homes thanks to LifeLine, a truly personal, caring connection. For more information, please call 606-833-3777. 

For more information, contact the OLBH CareLine at 606-833-CARE (2273) or e-mail careline@bshsi.org. 

Global Ministries 

This initiative advances the healing mission of Jesus through vibrant partnerships working on sustainable public health programs, and emergency relief efforts, as well as clinical and community-based healthcare delivery.  It is empowered by the growing global awareness of the health care needs of those most in need both near and far.