CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group Honors Outstanding Staff With Employee, Leader of the Year Awards


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 10, 2021) – CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group has announced its 2021 Employee of the Year and Leader of the Year award recipients. Marilyn Lawson, clerk, Health Information Management, of Lexington, received the Employee of the Year award, and Melony Douglas, manager, Clinic Practice, of London, was presented with the Leader of the Year award.

CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group annually recognizes one outstanding Employee of the Year who demonstrates the CHI Saint Joseph Health’s core values of compassion, inclusion, integrity, excellence and collaboration.

“Marilyn is always on the lookout for patients who need help,” said Lawson’s colleague. “She could see someone struggling in the parking lot, and she will immediately run out to help them inside and to their destination.”

Similarly, CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group annually presents one employee serving in a managerial position with the Leader of the Year award. Selection criteria include an outstanding demonstration of leadership led by core values of compassion, inclusion, integrity, excellence and collaboration.

“Melony always has such a great attitude,” said Douglas’s colleague. “She shows compassion to the employees that are under her, and to the patients that she comes into contact with. She makes working under her such a joy!”

Both award winners were recognized during a special virtual ceremony.

About CHI Saint Joseph Health

CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. 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 the CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group

CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group is the employed provider network of CHI Saint Joseph Health with 88 locations in 17 communities throughout central and eastern Kentucky.

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Publish Date: 

Friday, December 10, 2021