Employee Achievements & Accolades

KentuckyOne Health

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.

Recent Chaplain Certifications
Congratulations to the following KentuckyOne Health chaplains who recently became board certified either through the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) or the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC). Thank you for providing a healing ministry at KentuckyOne Health and for making a difference in the lives of those who are often experiencing life’s most challenging and painful moments.

· Anne Alexandra, Jewish Hospital (APC)
· Matthew Arlyck, James Graham Brown Cancer Center (APC)
· Renee Chase, Saint Joseph Hospital (APC)
· Kristine (Kristy) Ehlert, Saint Joseph Hospital (APC)
· Alicia Head, Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East (APC)
· Stephenie Maddox Hill, University of Louisville Hospital (APC)
· Kathy Lesch, Jewish Hospital (NACC)

The certification process is lengthy and rigorous. In addition to successfully interviewing with the board committee, the minimal certification requirements are: a master's degree in theology, successful completion of several clinical pastoral education courses, numerous hours of clinical practice, endorsement/support from a recognized faith group, and extensive reflection and written work to evidence integration of theology, clinical pastoral competencies, and personal self-awareness into clinical practice.

Susan G. Komen Kentucky Grant Funds
Five KentuckyOne Health facilities will receive Susan G. Komen Kentucky grant funds for breast cancer services and programs, thanks to our grants team members in the Foundation:

· Janell Oliver
· Ellie Hodapp

Their thoughtful grant requests enabled a total of $213,881 in support. Here’s a breakdown of what this support will provide:

· $49,984 for reducing health disparities through outreach, screening and diagnosis at James Graham Brown Cancer Center.
· $48,000 for the Breast Center at Saint Joseph East’s Yes, Mamm! program
· $55,502 for the James Graham Brown Cancer Center’s resources and support for breast cancer patients
· $27,895 for Flaget Memorial Hospital’s Flaget Breast HOPE (Health Outreach, Prevention and Education) program
· $25,000 for breast cancer related lymphedema care for uninsured and underinsured women and men at the University of Louisville Outpatient Lymphedema Clinic
· $7,500 for Saint Joseph Berea’s Yes, Mamm! program

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.