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Mary Branham, Director, Communications
Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation Receives Grant for More Than $300,000
Funding Will Continue Nelson County Green Dot Violence Prevention Program
Bardstown, Ky. (July 17, 2018) — The Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, has received a grant for $327,741 from the Catholic Health Initiatives Mission and Ministry Fund for continued funding of the Green Dot Program in Nelson County. The mission of the Green Dot Program is to reduce school-age bullying, sexual assault and dating violence within our schools and community.
“The Green Dot Program engages both students and community members in order to establish intolerance of violence as the norm in local schools through learned behaviors and actions,” said Jennifer Nolan, president of Flaget Memorial Hospital. “We are so thankful for this gift that will allow us to continue providing Green Dot participants in Nelson County with violence prevention awareness, education and skills.”
When it began, the Green Dot Program leaders set a goal of training 15 percent of the student population in Nelson County.
“Thanks to the cooperation and partnership of the Nelson County School District, Bardstown School District, Bethlehem High School and the Community Violence Prevention Coalition, this initiative has already exceeded that goal by 80 percent,” said Raffo Wimsett, Chair of the Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation board. “We are proud to be a part of such an important program aimed at making our students safer.”
In its next phase, the program hopes to inspire high school students to pass along their learning and commitment to safety to the next generation of students. The overall goal of the initiative is to reduce the incidence of violence, specifically school-age bullying, by 15 percent by 2021.
This funding initiative was led by Jennifer Nolan, President of Flaget Memorial Hospital; Jennifer Fowler, Project Coordinator of Flaget Memorial Hospital’s Green Dot Program; and Janell Samuels, Director of Proposal Development for KentuckyOne Health Foundations.
About Flaget Memorial Hospital
Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, is located in Bardstown, KY. The 52-bed facility provides care for patients from Nelson, Hardin, Marion, Washington, Spencer, Bullitt and LaRue counties. The award-winning hospital was founded in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Nationally recognized for orthopedic care, surgical care and inpatient satisfaction, the hospital offers a complete array of services, including cancer care, weight loss surgery, cosmetic care, pain management, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and maternity care. The Cancer Center is proud to be able to provide full support and cancer care to patients through its medical and radiation oncology programs.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth, and includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.