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Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation Recognizes 2019 Bruce A. Klockars Employee Scholarship Award Recipients - Archived

Bardstown, Ky. (September 23, 2019) — Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation recognized the recipients of this year’s Bruce A. Klockars Employee Scholarship Awards with a ceremony and check presentations at Flaget Memorial Hospital on Monday, September 16. These scholarships provide financial assistance for continued education to hospital employees who demonstrate exceptional career potential and a drive to achieve personal and academic goals.

The 2019 recipients include: Marlene Hardin, Ashley Hughes, Katie Jackson, Melissa Johnson, Emily Lanham Butts, Katy Marcum, Janelle Mattingly, Savannah Nash, Melinda Obryan, Jan Ostbloom, Janet Simpson and Wendy Welch.

“We are proud to help our dedicated and hard-working employees continue their education in the medical field with these scholarships, made possible by the Bruce Klockars Education Fund,” said Leslie Smart, CFRE, President, Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation. “Scholarship funding may be used to further a degree or obtain accreditation, as well as to purchase such things as books, study guides and exams.”

The Bruce Klockars Education Fund was established in 2011 by Flaget Memorial Hospital employees to honor Bruce Klockars for his 11 years of service as president of the hospital. The initiatives supported by the fund promote the development of enhanced caregiving, advance the practice of health care to the highest standards, and enable the hospital to continue recruiting and retaining the best and brightest personnel at every level.

To learn more about the work of Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation or to donate, visit

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 Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation
Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation supports CHI Saint Joseph Health’s drive for excellence by inspiring donors to make a tangible difference through their philanthropic investment in outstanding patient care facilities and services, the education of caregivers, advanced clinical research and improved access to quality medical care.

About Flaget Memorial Hospital
Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of CHI Saint Joseph Health, is a 52-bed facility located in Bardstown, KY. Established in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the facility serves residents of Nelson, Hardin, Marion, Washington, Spencer, Bullitt and LaRue counties. The facility is also home to Nelson County’s first full-service cancer center.



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Publish date: 

Monday, September 23, 2019