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Saint Joseph Jessamine Recognized on the 2023 “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” List


NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (March 16, 2023) –Saint Joseph Jessamine has been recognized as a top employer for the second time, landing on the 19th Annual “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” list.  Each year, the list identifies and awards Kentucky's best employers. Saint Joseph Jessamine has been acknowledged as one of the 30 top small-sized employers, which includes businesses with 15-149 employees.

“We are honored to be named one the Best Places to Work in Kentucky for the second time,” said Kelly Toponak, MBA, BSN, RN, director, Saint Joseph Jessamine. “At Saint Joseph Jessamine, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for our patients and creating an excellent workplace for all our caregivers. This award illustrates our commitment to our community and the work we do each day to fulfill it. We are excited to be accepting this honor once again.”

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) host the annual Best Places to Work initiative. This is the 19th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky program – a multi-year initiative designed to motivate and inspire companies throughout the commonwealth to focus, measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence.

Companies are selected based on an assessment of their employee policies, procedures, and the results of an internal employee survey. Saint Joseph Jessamine is one of six facilities or groups from CHI Saint Joseph Health to earn recognition on the list. The others are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph London, CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners and the CHI Saint Joseph Health – Outpatient Surgery Center in Lexington.

The winners and their final rankings will be announced at an awards dinner on Thursday, June 8, at the Central Bank Center in Lexington. For more details about Best Places to Work in Kentucky, visit


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 Jessamine

Saint Joseph Jessamine is located in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Established in 2009, the Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center serves residents of Jessamine, Boyle, Fayette and Garrard counties. The facility is Jessamine County’s first and only full-service, 24/7 emergency room, and also offers primary care and a full range of services.




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Thursday, March 16, 2023

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