Nazareth Home’s Highlands Campus received a Best of Kentucky Nursing and Rehabilitation Award at the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities/Kentucky Center for Assisted Living’s (KAHCF/KCAL) quality awards banquet on Nov. 17. Long-term care facilities must possess a CMS star rating of four or higher to apply for the recognition, among other requirements.
Along with a 2022 Best of Kentucky Award, two Nazareth Home employees were recognized at the event:
- Briana Beard, LPN Staff Nurse – KHCF Scholarship, which is awarded to employees in the long-term care profession based on their academic achievements and commitment to quality care.
- Jenny Dison, LPN Charge Nurse – Nursing Care Award, a professional achievement award that honors individuals who have excelled at providing outstanding care in a cooperative spirit of teamwork.
“It’s an honor to once again receive the Best of Kentucky award and be recognized for the high-quality care we provide,” said Nazareth Home President/CEO Mary Haynes. “We are also grateful to have Jenny and Briana recognized as key members of our competent and compassionate caregiving team. It is because of team members like them we can provide the quality environment our community expects and counts on from Nazareth Home.”
“There has never been a more important time to honor our nursing facilities and their staff. The dedicated providers and staff have been the picture of strength and compassion this past year. As we struggled with the pandemic, threatening viruses, workforce shortages, and natural disasters, they confronted these struggles with a positive spirit and their residents at the forefront,” said KAHCF/KCAL President Betsy Johnson. “We are honored to recognize these providers as the top of their class.”
The awards banquet was part of KAHCF/KCAL’s Annual Meeting & Expo for long-term care providers. The event included general sessions on how to cope with stress on the job, hiring and retaining quality staff and regulatory issues. More than 100 vendors exhibited during the expo showcasing the latest innovations in providing quality care.
About Nazareth Home
Nazareth Home was established in 1976 as a healthcare ministry sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Today, Nazareth Home is an award-winning, 5-star rated long-term care and rehabilitation organization that provides person-centered health and wellness services for adults and families. With two campuses in Louisville, Ky., Nazareth Home enriches the lives of its patients through personal care, memory care, recovery to home and long-term care programs. To learn more, visit www.nazhome.org.
Established in 1954, the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities (KAHCF) is the trade association that represents the proprietary and nonproprietary nursing facilities and personal care homes across the Commonwealth. Kentucky Center for Assisted Living (KCAL) was established in 2018. One of the state affiliates of the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living, KAHCF/KCAL provides a wide variety of services to member facilities including legislative and regulatory activities, professional development, statewide recognition programs, publications, media relations, research, and advocacy relations.