A Community Advocate

Growing up in a family of nurses, Ricky Reiter, BSN, RN, CAPA, outpatient surgery charge nurse with Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of CHI Saint Joseph Health, has always been drawn to the idea of improving the lives of those around him. “In school, I always liked biology and anatomy, and nursing clicked with me,” said […]

Homework From the Heart

Community health advocate Jessica Hoskins does whatever she can to help families in need find solutions to the problems they face. For one family, that meant finding a new home where their children could thrive. Connecting families with helpful community resources is more than Hoskins’ job — it’s her passion. She spends her workdays meeting […]

The Greatest Gifts

For more than 15 years, Barbara Baumgardner, MS, RD, LD, CDE, MLDE, has worked with fellow CHI Saint Joseph Health employees to make Christmas memorable for dozens of families and individuals in central and eastern Kentucky. Christmas Partners Project Baumgardner is CHI Saint Joseph Health’s project coordinator for Healthy Communities, but she has another role […]

Detecting and Treating Diabetes Early Helps Prevent Serious Complications

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a good opportunity to raise awareness of the disease. New cases of diabetes have more than tripled in the past 20 years in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This has increased the need to provide information and education to the 30 million […]