MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (Dec. 6, 2021) – Saint Joseph Mount Sterling has announced its 2021 Employee of the Year and Leader of the Year award recipients. Leah Pharris, house manager, of Mount Sterling, was awarded the Employee of the Year award, and Jarrett Robinson, manager, Respiratory Care, of Winchester, received the Leader of the Year award.
Saint Joseph Mount Sterling annually recognizes one outstanding Employee of the Year who demonstrates the core values of compassion, inclusion, integrity, excellence and collaboration.
“Leah truly lives all of our core values,” said Pharris’s colleague. “She never leaves or passes by anyone in need. Co-workers and patients are never passed off or receive an ‘I don't know’ from Leah. She will find someone who can help or go through the proper channels to make sure the workflow or patient service is not interrupted.”
Similarly, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling 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.
“Through the past year, Jarrett has accepted many additional duties,” said Robinson’s colleague. “One of the biggest duties was coordinating the front door screeners. Even though that duty was reassigned many times, Jarrett did not hesitate to help with any challenges that it went through.”
Both award winners were recognized during a virtual ceremony in mid-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 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.