Hospital News

7/17/19

Berea, Ky. (July 17, 2019) — Saint Joseph Berea recently named two winners of the Daisy Award, recognizing nurses for exceptional patient care. Award winners include Natasha Davis, RN, Medical Surgery Unit, and Ruth Prewitt, RN, Emergency Department.

The Daisy Award is a nationwide program that celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses. Saint Joseph Berea is proud to be a Daisy Award Partner.

Davis was nominated for the award by a patient for her accommodating nature and willingness to assist with any of the patient’s needs.

“Natasha is an excellent nurse,” said the patient. “She always has an empathetic and caring attitude.”

Prewitt was nominated by a patient’s daughter. When the patient was in the Intensive Care Unit, Prewitt came to visit the family several times during her busy shift to ask if they needed anything. After the patient passed away, Prewitt attended her visitation after working her shift.

“When I walked in and out of the hospital, I always stopped and acknowledged the crosses,” said the patient’s daughter. “I thought of Ruth and how she epitomized the hospital’s core values of reverence, integrity, compassion and excellence.”

Both award winners were presented with Daisy Award certificates and bouquets of daisies to display in their departments.

About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 135 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to building healthier communities by elevating patient care through an integrated physical and behavioral health delivery system. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

About Saint Joseph Berea
Saint Joseph Berea is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Berea, KY. Established in 1898 on the grounds of Berea College, the facility serves residents of Madison, Estill, Garrard, Jackson and Rockcastle counties. Saint Joseph Berea recognizes the importance of family, friends and familiar surroundings in the healing process and provides a breadth of services so that getting first-rate care doesn’t have to mean being far from home.

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