Flaget Memorial Hospital Hosts Luncheon to Support Bruce Klockars Employee Education Fund
Bardstown, Ky. (August 27, 2014)—Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host a luncheon to support the Bruce Klockars Employee Education Fund, which provides scholarships to hospital employees to continue their education. The event is planned for Friday, September 5, 2014 at noon at Bardstown Country Club at Maywood (130 Maywood Avenue).
Bill Samuels, Jr., chairman emeritus at Maker’s Mark Distillery, will be the featured speaker at the event. Samuels is a seventh generation bourbon distiller. He oversaw the tremendous growth of the Maker’s Mark brand for more than forty years, while serving as a leader of many charitable causes and service organizations.
The Bruce Klockars Employee Education Fund was established in 2011 and since then, has provided more than $17,000 in scholarships to Flaget Memorial Hospital employees. The fund is designed to enable the hospital to further enhance nursing and other health care professions by supporting continued education and other professional growth for the staff who show financial hardship to obtain education on their own. Funds may be used to obtain or further a degree, obtain certification, books and study guides, exams, etc.
The goals of the programs and initiatives supported by the fund are to promote the development of enhanced caregiving expertise, elevate the practice of health care to the highest standards, and enable the hospital to continue recruiting and retaining the best and the brightest among personnel at all levels.
Individual tickets to the luncheon are $100 and sponsorships are available. For more information, contact Heidi Wilhelm at [email protected] or call 502.350.5058.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana.