Employee Achievements & Accolades


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

Torey Benjamin, RN, Saint Joseph Hospital
Congratulations to Torey Benjamin, a registered nurse, for being a recipient of the DAISY Award. A patient said: “The care I received was above the call of duty. She advocated for me, always adequately went above the level of care I needed. She always made sure I was not in pain and made my experience positive while here.”

Jennifer Burba, Patient Access, Flaget Memorial Hospital
Congratulations to Jennifer Burba, patient access representative, for being a recipient of the ROSE Award. A patient who nominated her said: “When I had to go to the ER after a motorcycle accident, Jennifer was very helpful and friendly. Made me feel at ease.”

Paige Holt Cissell, RN, Flaget Memorial Hospital
Congratulations to Paige Cissell, a registered nurse in ICU/TCU, for being a recipient of the DAISY Award. A fellow nurse said: “I recently was on the other side and had to be the patient. I was fortunate to have had Paige as my nurse ... She was attentive, caring and provided exceptional care. I could not have asked for better care.”

Rohitkumar “Raj” Joshi, Food & Nutrition Services, Jewish Hospital
Congratulations to “Raj” Rohitkumar Joshi, a supervisor in food & nutrition services, for being a recipient of the BEE Award. Raj received 99 nominations! He was recognized for being kind, patient, thorough, detail-oriented and flexible. Raj is known to sing to patients, always brightening their day, and overall just making food fun.

Dana Keys, SWAN, Saint Joseph Hospital
Congratulations to Dana Keys, a SWAN, for being a recipient of the BEE Award. A colleague said: “Dana is one of the best SWANS I have worked with as a nurse. I never have to worry about my patients' care when she is at work. I personally love her positive attitude. The patients love her and we love working with her.”

Lisa Prewitt, Behavioral Health, Our Lady of Peace
Congratulations to Lisa Prewitt, lead behavioral health outreach coordinator, who was awarded the “2017 Partner of the Year Award.” Lisa was recognized by the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention Coalition for her work representing Our Lady of Peace toward a drug-free Bullitt County.

Wende Skillman, RN, Jewish Hospital
Congratulations to Wende Skillman, a registered nurse in the emergency department, for being a recipient of the DAISY Award. A colleague said: “Wende had a patient that had trouble leaving their home because they were wheelchair-bound and did not have a ramp. Wende asked if her church could help. So, Wende, the church and John Snider (a fellow colleague) built the ramp on a Saturday for the patient! What a selfless, wonderful thing they did to better the patient’s life.”

Marie Small, PCA, Jewish Hospital
Congratulations to Marie Small, a patient care assistant on 5 West, for being a recipient of the BEE Award. A comment on her nomination form reads: “Ms. Marie may be small in stature, but she is ten times great in spirit and truth. She is an individual that truly provides compassionate care to all she takes care of. She is an individual who can truly reach those who we sometimes label ‘unreachable.’”

Preston Watkins, Patient Transporter, Jewish Hospital
Congratulations to Preston Watkins, a patient transporter, for being a recipient of the BEE Award. A patient's family member said: “Preston is such a kind and gentle man, treating my wife with such concern and kindness. Jewish Hospital is so fortunate to have this fine fellow as an employee.”

Jennifer Nolan, Charlie Powell, Dr. Laman Gray and Dr. Wayne Tuckson
Congratulations to our KentuckyOne employees/physicians who were featured in Business First's 20 People to Know in Health Care: Jennifer Nolan, president of Flaget Memorial Hospital and Our Lady of Peace; Charlie Powell, president of KentuckyOne Health Medical Group and Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital; Dr. Laman Gray, Jr., Jewish Hospital distinguished chair in cardiothoracic surgery; and Dr. Wayne Tuckson, colon and rectal surgeon. Read More

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.