About 30 medical professionals provided free colonoscopies to 12 patients on Sunday, Aug. 18, at Jewish Hospital during the facility’s first Surgery on Sunday event.
Jewish Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, is the fourth hospital in the nation to join the Surgery on Sunday program, a non-profit organization that provides outpatient surgical services for those in need.
The surgeries are conducted by medical professionals — including physicians and nursing staff — who donate their time. It’s available to low-income patients who lack health insurance. Medical care related to the procedure also is provided for free.
The hospital plans to hold Surgery on Sunday events periodically throughout the year.