Kentucky Hospital Association Presents 2021 Quality Awards


The Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) presented its annual Quality Awards to six hospitals from across the state. This award honors hospital leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment to patient care.

This year, KHA presented awards to the following hospitals:

Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center – Acute Care Hospitals with fewer than 100 beds

Pictured: Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center Quality Director Traci Bullens  and Performance Improvement Director Sherry Saylor.



Frankfort Regional Medical Center – Acute Care Hospitals with 100 – 250 beds

Pictured: KHA Vice President of Quality and Health Professions presents the KHA Quality Award to Frankfort Regional Medical Center Infection Preventionist Tonya Goodin and Chief Nursing Officer Stephanie Stratton.


Baptist Health Corbin – Acute Care Hospitals with more than 250 beds

Pictured: Baptist Health Corbin Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President Sherrie Mays, CCU and ICU Director Eric Willis and Executive Director of Quality & Outcomes Heather Napier receive the KHA Quality Award from KHA’s Deb Campbell.


UofL Health – Peace Hospital – Psychiatric Units and Freestanding Psychiatric Hospitals

Pictured:Sherri Boggs (right), chief operating officer of UofL Peace Hospital, accepts a KHA Quality Award from KHA’s Deb Campbell.



Continuing Care Hospital in Lexington – Post-Acute Units and Freestanding Hospitals (including Physical Rehabilitation and Long-Term Acute Care)

Pictured: Bob Desotelle, president, Continuing Care Hospital; Regina Masters, vice president, Patient Care Services; Nancy Payne, RN; Hannah McCormick, MT Health Unit Coordinator; Ashley Phillips, RN; Chelsey Reams, RN; Jessica Feltner, RN; Diana Gross, Clinical Educator; Dan Erb, RN; and Joann Rose, RT, with the hospital’s 2021 KHA Quality Award.

These five hospitals demonstrated not only a dedication to patient safety, but their persistence to going above and beyond what is expected for providing quality care.

The goals of these awards are to:

  • Raise awareness of the need for an organization-wide commitment to highly reliable, exceptional quality, patient-centered care
  • Reward successful efforts to develop and promote improvements in quality of care
  • Inspire organizations to systematically integrate and align their quality improvement efforts throughout the organization
  • Communicate successful programs and strategies to the hospital field
  • Facilitate Kentucky hospitals’ alignment of quality initiatives with national initiatives

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