Saint Joseph East honors employees with DAISY and BEE awards

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Release) – Saint Joseph East has named its DAISY Award

Andrew Hurt with his award and coworkers.

and BEE Award winners for the first quarter of 2021.

Andrew Hurt, RN, MedSurg, of Lexington, received the DAISY Award for extraordinary patient care. Beverly Thomas, a care assistant/health unit coordinator, of Nicholasville, 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 East is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing a nurse with this special honor every quarter. In the first quarter of 2021, Andrew Hurt was nominated for the DAISY Award by a Saint Joseph East patient.

“Andrew is truly the shining example of a nurse,” said the patient. “He was thorough and compassionate, and he always had a smile or kind word for me. He seemed like he loved his job, and I couldn’t have made it through my stay without him. He is a five-star nurse!”

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 first quarter of 2021, Beverly Thomas, who is known for picking up shifts almost weekly to ensure the best care possible to the hospital’s patients, was nominated for the BEE Award by a colleague, who describes her as an “extremely hard worker.”

“I’m not exaggerating when I say every shift that Beverly works, she provides care worthy of being recognized,” said Thomas’s coworker. “Beverly is one of the hardest working, kindest and most caring people I’ve had the pleasure to work with.”

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.

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.

Saint Joseph East is a 217-bed full service community hospital located in the southeastern section of Lexington, Ky.

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