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Flaget Memorial Hospital Honors Employees with DAISY and BEE Awards

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (March 16, 2021) – Flaget Memorial Hospital has named its DAISY Award and BEE Award winners for the fourth quarter of 2020. Vanessa Blankenship, RN, Med-Surg, of Bardstown, received the DAISY Award for extraordinary patient care. James Hite, Environmental Services, of Bardstown, received the BEE Award for exceptional service. 

The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that celebrates the extraordinary clinical skills and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Flaget Memorial Hospital is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing a nurse with this special honor every quarter. Vanessa Blankenship was nominated for the DAISY Award by a Flaget Memorial Hospital patient.

“She is always there when you need her,” the patient said about Blankenship. “We call her our guardian angel.”

Similar to the DAISY Award, the BEE Award is a program that honors Flaget Memorial Hospital’s nursing support staff – patient care assistants, health unit coordinators, transporters and other technicians – who go above and beyond in service, care and compassion. The BEE Award celebrates unsung heroes who work directly with patients in support of nurses that go Beyond Exceptional Expectations (BEE). James Hite was nominated for the BEE Award by a fellow employee.

“James is a team player who is always willing to go above and beyond to help clean rooms on the obstetrics floor,” said Brooke Dadisman, RN, Flaget Memorial Hospital. “He has even stayed past his shift to help clean rooms post-delivery. Even the patients have great things to say – they mention that he cleans rooms spectacularly.”

The DAISY Award winners receive a certificate, DAISY Award pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture. The BEE Award winners are honored with a certificate and a BEE Award pin.

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 Flaget Memorial Hospital
Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of CHI Saint Joseph Health, is a 52-bed facility located in Bardstown, Kentucky. 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 and is nationally recognized for orthopedic and surgical care, as well as inpatient satisfaction.


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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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