KentuckyOne Health Employees, Funds Help Young Man Get Habitat House
Thanks to KentuckyOne Health employees who volunteered their help, a low-income man now has a brand new Habitat house. Dr. Rob Farrell and the rest of the staff members from KentuckyOne Health Weight Loss & Surgery Associates in Bardstown were all part of the March Habitat for Humanity “build” in Louisville, according to Susan Brown, RN, bariatric practice office manager.
“I appreciate the opportunity that KentuckyOne provided by sponsoring this house and allowing employees to take time out to do mission work,” the practice manager said. “It was a great team-building effort for our staff, and I was proud of how hard they all worked. It doesn’t feel like work when you’re doing something for someone else.”
For Billing Specialist Gayle Sweeney, it was inspiring to work alongside Ghazwan Nooh, the recipient of the house. “He’s a young man from Iraq who has been here almost six years,” Gayle said. “He’s a single man who wants to start a family. He is so nice and so respectful.” Nooh grew up a Christian in Baghdad, and his family suffered a great deal of religious persecution.
Nearly 40 KentuckyOne employees signed up to help build the Habitat house, many of them from the engineering departments of KentuckyOne’s Louisville hospitals.