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Holly Husband, Director, Public Relations
Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation Announces New Board Member
Bardstown, Ky. (June 26, 2015) — The Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, has appointed Kevin D. Smith, vice president, Kentucky Beam Bourbon Affairs at Beam Suntory, to its board of directors.
Smith is a 27-year veteran of Kentucky’s bourbon industry having worked with the top distilleries in the state. Currently, he works with legislative and civic leaders—both statewide and locally—and charities throughout the region. Smith has promoted and represented the bourbon industry around the world conducting seminars, tastings and media interviews.
Smith joins the board officially on July 1, 2015 for a three-year term, which is renewable for another three years in 2019. He has lived in Kentucky for 17 years—moving to Fort Knox where his father was stationed in 1975. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology from University of Indiana in Bloomington. He and his wife, Gretchen, have a son and daughter who are both currently enrolled at Asbury University.
The Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation also recognizes Jim Rogers, Jr., senior director for clinical financial systems at Kindred Healthcare, for his two-year service as board chair. With his leadership, the foundation has been able to provide matching funding of $400,000 to purchase an 80-slice CT-Scan for the hospital, as well as other new technology to better care for patients. In addition, the foundation has funded patient programs to provide much needed health outreach and care to underserved populations.
Raffo Wimsett, regional president for Town & Country Bank & Trust Co., will serve as chair of the foundation board beginning July 1. The remainder of the executive committee is as follows: vice chair—Tink Guthrie, director of mission advancement at Archdioceses of Louisville & founder of Southeast Reimbursement Group; secretary—Sr. Carol Rogers, SCN, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth; and treasurer—John Bradford, director of finance for Flaget Memorial Hospital.
“The foundation is fortunate to have such engaged community leaders to help us fulfill our mission of bringing wellness, healing and hope to the community,” said Sherri Craig, president, Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to raise and administer funds to support the core values and strategic plan of Flaget Memorial Hospital.
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