Partnership Brings Exposure to Opportunities for Lexington Students

With a grant from Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, violence prevention coordinator Hannah Woggon teamed up with the Consolidated Summer Enrichment Program during the past two summers to provide educational enrichment and activities to more than 100 students in Lexington. “Our grant focuses on creating healthy, safe communities in Lexington,” Woggon said. “With a concentration on […]

Nurturing Children Program Teaches Healthier Parenting Skills

For Laurel County parents Dakota Mullins and Brittany Baker Mullins, receiving full custody of their 2-year-old daughter, Reighlee, in the same year they both were released from correctional facilities was a victory. They credit the Nurturing Children Program at Saint Joseph London for their 180-degree change. Since its inception in 2016, the hospital’s Nurturing Children […]

Giving and Receiving

The manager of oncology services at the CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care Center, Maggie Smith, RN, has worked at the cancer center at Flaget Memorial Hospital since it opened in 2010. She started her career in emergency nursing before realizing she wanted a change. “I was interested in cancer care, and as I […]

Generosity That Goes a Long Way

All throughout the spring, donors to the foundations met so many needs, both financial and physical, for hospital patients and front-line workers. There are so many examples. Willett Distillery in Bardstown provided 100 brown bag lunches to Flaget Memorial Hospital every day for three weeks. The Kentucky Castle in Versailles cranked out roughly 300 meals […]

Celebrating Gratitude, Philanthropy and a Unified Call to Serve

March through May represented National Doctors’ Day, Administrative Professionals Day, National Volunteer Week, National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week celebrations — a time to honor and celebrate so many talented and compassionate people. This year’s celebrations were overshadowed by a higher priority: a pandemic of proportions never seen in our lifetime. Our health care […]

A Profession of Faith

Growing up the daughter of a Disciples of Christ minister, Rev. Holmes knew she would never pursue a career in ministry. “My dad experienced the ups and downs that go along with taking care of other people,” Rev. Holmes said. “I saw how that affected his family life, and I did not want anything to […]

Putting Community Center Stage

When it comes to serving her community, Vickie Heierman, PT, plays many parts. Heierman, the longtime rehabilitation director at Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph Jessamine, caught the theater bug when her son was in the drama club in middle and high school. “I was a drama club mom,” Heierman said. “I traveled to festivals […]

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 […]