The Heart of Saint Joseph Awards

The Heart of Saint Joseph Award is designed to recognize individuals for outstanding performance in exemplifying one or more of the four values on which KentuckyOne Health’s philosophy is based.

REVERENCE - Respecting those we serve and those who serve

  • Ensure clear expectations, meet deadlines and follow through with commitments
  • Provide and accept feedback including diverse opinions and celebrate good work
  • Create a welcoming atmosphere for everyone
  • Keep workplace clean and safe

INTEGRITY - Doing the right things in the right way for the right reason

  • Demonstrate the highest standard of ethical and professional conduct
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility and accountability
  • Work with others in a straightforward and honest manner
  • Openly raise questions and talk about mistakes in a non-judgmental manner

COMPASSION - Sharing in others' joys and sorrows

  • Actively  promote  care  of body,  mind  and  spirit  among  patients/family  and  encourage  work/life balance among staff and physicians
  • Foster an environment of patient/family engagement and accountability in their care/treatment
  • Positively engage persons and issues through change and adversity
  • Anticipate and resolve conflicts with a goal of achieving positive solutions

EXCELLENCE - Living up to the highest standards

  • Continually expand professional knowledge and skills and share them with others
  • Promote and practice evidence-based care that meets the highest standards of quality, safety and service
  • Support a team environment including collaboration across departments/facilities
  • Maintain a high standard of performance which positively motivates co-workers and volunteers and develops new staff

A selection committee made up of employees meet once a month to consider all nominations from the previous month. The committee may choose one winner each month from each facility or award no winners in a given month.