LONDON, Ky. (March 5, 2020) – Saint Joseph London has announced that the 2019 Employee of the Year award recipient is Leslie Hall, RN, nurse, staffing pool, Saint Joseph London. Hall was recognized posthumously, having died in a car crash in September 2019.
Saint Joseph London annually recognizes one outstanding Employee of the Year who demonstrates the core values of reverence, integrity, compassion and excellence. Hall was this year’s recipient and was nominated by the employees of Saint Joseph London.
In their nomination, the employees detailed how Hall created a welcoming and happy atmosphere and was always available to help others.
“As a nurse, she had a special way of listening to patients and their families that brought clarity, peace and comfort to all situations. Leslie carried with her an infectious, joyful spirit that was sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. Saint Joseph London was fortunate to call her family for nearly 10 years, and her presence has been missed every day since.”
While at work, Hall was always in a coaching mode to help develop employees. Staff often turned to Hall when they faced challenges because they trusted her and valued her input.
Although Hall firmly believed in an excellent work ethic, she always encouraged and supported having a healthy work/life balance. When she was not at work, she enjoyed traveling with her husband and kids.
Hall was posthumously recognized during a special event at the hospital.
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 Saint Joseph London
Saint Joseph London is a 150-bed full service hospital located in London, KY. Established in 1926, the facility serves patients from southeastern Kentucky, including those from Clay, Laurel, Jackson, Whitley, Knox and Pulaski counties. The current $152 million regional hospital opened in 2010, and offers all private patient rooms, with most overlooking a small lake and garden on the 52-acre healing environment.
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