Employee Achievements


KentuckyOne Health

Congratulations to the following employees and physicians for their recent awards, honors and recognitions! Thanks for expanding your knowledge, honing your expertise, and providing safe, quality care and exceptional service.

Pamela Elzy, System Director, Clinical Education, KentuckyOne Health
Congratulations to Pamela Elzy, MHA, MSN, RN, RN-BC, system director of clinical education for KentuckyOne Health, who was featured in December's issue of OR Today magazine. In the article, Pamela shares her personal story about how she got her start in nursing and how she fell in love with the operating room. "I learned early on it was not about what I did. It was about how I interacted with all of the people that were in this operating room to care for this patient," Pamela said. Read more here, or in OR Today.

Alice Bridges, VP, Healthy Communities, Population Health, KentuckyOne Health
Barbara Smeland, Director, Surgical Services, Medical Center Jewish East
Dr. Muhammad Babar, KentuckyOne Health Hospital Medicine Associates, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
Dr. Jason Chesney, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Dr. Darryl Kaelin
, Medical Director, Frazier Rehab Institute
Dr. Kathrin LaFaver, Director of University of Louisville Physicians Movement Disorders Clinic
Congratulations to Alice Bridges, Barbara Smeland, Dr. Muhammad Babar, Dr. Jason Chesney, Dr. Darryl Kaelin and Dr. Kathrin LaFaver for being named finalists for Business First’s 2017 Health Care Heroes awards. These awards recognize professionals who demonstrate excellence in the health care industry and work to improve lives in their communities. They will be honored at a luncheon banquet on Feb. 23. They will also be featured in a special section of Business First that will publish on Feb. 24. 

Submissions: An Employee Achievements update will be shared in the KentuckyOne This Week newsletter on the first Tuesday of the month. Submit your entries, in the format above (no more than 75 words), to news@kentuckyonehealth.org.