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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Pick out the perfect gift for all your family members and friends. Are your loved ones looking to shed some weight, enhance their spiritual health or just in need of a little self-care? The CHI Saint Joseph Health team came together to share their gift recommendations for everyone on your holiday list. The Exercise Enthusiast […]
Pictured: Wayne and Martha Spalding When Jackie Spalding’s husband Wayne chose CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care Center at Flaget Memorial Hospital for his treatment, she knew that opened the door to high quality medicine and fast appointments. She also knew that would give Wayne, who had late-stage gallbladder cancer, a sense of normalcy. […]
The couple started Maggie’s Light, a nonprofit that raises funds for bereavement kits that include comforting books, a handmade blanket, journals and more for families who have lost a child.
Twyman Clements of Bardstown had just graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2009. He was beginning to plan the next steps in his career when a regular physical for his Type I diabetes changed his world.
In August 2017, Dr. Robert Smotherman and his wife Janice were eating breakfast when Dr. Smotherman realized something was wrong.