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Saint Joseph Berea Honors Outstanding Staff with Employee, Leader of the Year Awards

BEREA, Ky. (Dec. 6, 2021) – Saint Joseph Berea has announced its 2021 Employee of the Year and Leader of the Year award recipients. Gearldine Stallsworth, tech lead, Environmental Services, of Berea, was presented the Employee of the Year Award, and Darcy Maupin, RN, manager, Nursing, of Berea, earned the Leader of the Year award. 

Saint Joseph Berea annually recognizes one outstanding Employee of the Year who demonstrates the core values of compassion, inclusion, integrity, excellence and collaboration. 

“Gearldine is very respectful to her fellow employees and our patients,” said Stallsworth’s colleague. “She always greets you with a smile, and even though she may be busy working, she never fails to say, ‘Good morning.’”

Stallsworth’s colleagues describe her as a hard worker whose work is always on time and completed correctly. 

Similarly, Saint Joseph Berea 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 CHI Saint Joseph Health’s core values of compassion, inclusion, integrity, excellence and collaboration. 

“Darcy exhibits compassion by caring for the patients in the emergency department – both COVID and non-COVID patients,” said Maupin’s colleague. “She exhibits integrity and excellence, as she is certified in emergency patient care in nursing, as well as leadership certifications for emergency management in disaster situations.”

Maupin’s colleagues say she is well-respected for her knowledge in many different areas, and has led Saint Joseph Berea through multiple Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) drills after successfully preparing employees through teaching hazardous materials (HAZMAT) courses. Maupin collaborates with all departments to delegate appropriate members to represent each area in emergency preparedness drills. Her colleagues say she has also led Saint Joseph Berea to achieve Chest Pain Accreditation.

Both award winners were recognized during a virtual ceremony in November. 


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 Saint Joseph Berea

Saint Joseph Berea is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Berea, Kentucky. Established in 1898 on the grounds of Berea College, the facility serves residents of Madison, Estill, Garrard, Jackson and Rockcastle counties. Saint Joseph Berea recognizes the importance of family, friends and familiar surroundings in the healing process and provides a breadth of services so that getting first-rate care doesn’t have to mean being far from home.


Publish date: 

Monday, December 06, 2021