MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (April 19, 2021) – Saint Joseph Mount Sterling has named its DAISY Award and BEE Award winners for the second quarter of 2021. Leah Pharris, RN, house manager, Nursing Administration, of Mount Sterling, received the DAISY Award for extraordinary patient care. Emily Vanlandingham, a phlebotomist, of Owingsville, 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. Saint Joseph Mount Sterling is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing a nurse with this special honor every quarter. In the second quarter of 2021, Leah Pharris was nominated for the DAISY Award by a colleague.
“One specific incident occurred recently when a patient was being put in hospice care,” said Phyllis Martin, RN. “Leah had an established relationship with the family, and due to health reasons, they were unable to come be with the patient. Leah, on her day off, came in and led a video call with the family so they had an opportunity to tell their loved one goodbye. There is no one I would rather have taking care of my family or be working with than Leah. Her knowledge, experience and willingness to lend a hand makes her a huge asset to our family here at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling.”
Similar to the DAISY Award, the BEE Award is a nationwide program that honors nursing support staff – patient care assistants, housekeepers, respiratory therapists, health unit coordinators, dietary, transporters and various other team members – who go above and beyond in service, care and compassion. The BEE Award celebrates unsung heroes who make an impact outside their daily duties and go above and Beyond Exceptional Expectations (BEE). In the second quarter of 2021, Emily Vanlandingham was nominated for the BEE Award by a colleague.
“Emily is very helpful, going above and beyond every day,” said Vanlandingham’s coworker. “When a patient wasn’t doing well this past winter, she was extremely helpful and jumped right in with compassion and concern for the patient. Her help was very much appreciated, and her contribution to the team did not go unnoticed.”
The DAISY Award winner received a certificate, DAISY Award pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture. The BEE Award winner was 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 Saint Joseph Mount Sterling
Saint Joseph Mount Sterling is a 42-bed community hospital located in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. Established in 1918, the facility serves residents of Montgomery, Bath, Menifee, Powell and Rowan counties. An investment of $60 million opened the current facility in 2011.