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The American Hospital Association has presented a 2017 Circle of Life Award™ to Bluegrass Care Navigators “for innovation in palliative care and for improving the care of patients near the end of life.”
Bluegrass Care Navigators, the only repeat honoree, has done “incredible work incorporating palliative and end-
“Since 1978, we have cared for thousands of families in our community and expanded our services to improve quality of life long before the final months. Through the strength and diversity of our community and provider partnerships, we are taking a strategic, thoughtful approach to the care continuum,” said Liz Fowler, President and CEO of Bluegrass Care Navigators.
The award is the agency’s third recent national honor. In June, it was named a 2017 Hospice Honors Elite recipient, placing it among the best in the nation. The award recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.
In May, Modern Healthcare named Bluegrass Care Navigators one of its prestigious “2017 Best Places to Work” award winners. Based on employees’ input, the award salutes health care workplaces that empower their employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care.
The three major national awards reflect praise from consumers, the agency’s staff and the health care community – for nearly four decades of providing expert, compassionate care.
About Bluegrass Care Navigators
Bluegrass Care Navigators is a national leader in delivering high quality end-
United Way of the Bluegrass recently elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney John Pollom to its Board of Directors. He will serve a three-
United Way of the Bluegrass is a leader and motivator of change for long-
Pollom is a Member (Partner) in Stites & Harbison’s Lexington office where he is a member of the Business Litigation Service Group. He is experienced in matters related to medical and professional malpractice litigation, product liability defense, financial institutions litigation, insurance coverage, and civil litigation defense, including toxic tort. Outside of the firm, Pollom serves as President of the Hanover College Alumni Board of Directors. He is a member of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2016.
About Stites & Harbison
Stites & Harbison, PLLC is a nationally recognized, full-
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Catholic Health Initiatives’ Mission & Ministry Fund have awarded $1,124,240 in grant funding to the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, in cooperation with the Saint Joseph Berea Foundation, both part of KentuckyOne Health. The grant will help develop an innovative model for addressing barriers created by social determinants of health, to build and sustain healthy communities. A check presentation was held today at Saint Joseph Berea to announce the grant, which will run through the end of December 2019.
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The grant is part of CHI’s “Total Health Roadmap” initiative. The funding will be used to identify and address the social and environmental issues that affect well-
In addition, the grant will also help fund the development of new services to close gaps in resources that will be determined in collaboration with other community agencies. As an “anchor organization”, KentuckyOne Health will build broad-
“The Community Health Workers will help bridge communication and cultural gaps between underserved patients and clinical staff, resulting in better health outcomes,” said Leslie Buddeke Smart, president, Saint Joseph Berea Foundation. “This will also result in an improvement in overall health for our communities receiving this grant.”
Practices selected to participate in this program include KentuckyOne Health Primary Care Associates in Berea, KentuckyOne Health Pediatric Associates in London, and KentuckyOne Health Primary Care Associates (5th Street location) in London.
“This new approach to care will ultimately eliminate barriers for patients,” said Eric Gilliam, president, Saint Joseph Berea. “This funding will give us the tools we need help improve patient health, also making our community stronger.”
This grant is part of a larger $5 million project, funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and CHI’s Mission and Ministry Fund. Similar programs are being implemented in Colorado and Iowa.
About Saint Joseph Berea Foundation
Saint Joseph Berea Foundation supports KentuckyOne Health’s drive for excellence by inspiring donors to make a tangible difference through their philanthropic investment in outstanding patient care facilities and services, the education of caregivers, advanced clinical research and improved access to quality medical care.