Archive for Saint Joseph Hospital

What Really Matters

April 17, 2012 No Comments

There are two things that have been near and dear to my heart for most of my adult life: access to quality health care and the Spanish language and culture. I have been blessed to have found a ministry with Saint Joseph Health System that enables me to combine those two passions. In my 10 […]

My Angel

November 28, 2011 No Comments

Late one afternoon I received a call from HR asking me if I had time to interview an applicant. The HR rep said she had a walk-in interested in my vacant position. I agreed and she walked the applicant to my office. As my assistant, Roberta, and I talked with the applicant we learned she […]

The Face of God

June 28, 2011 No Comments

A homeless man we’ll call “Charlie” started coming to the Saint Joseph Free Health Clinic 10 years ago, when it was still a mobile service in Lexington. Samantha Todd, family nurse practitioner and advanced registered nurse practitioner, was one of the first people he met. “He told us that he was homeless, and homeless by […]

Not Lost in Translation

June 8, 2011 No Comments

Mary Martin doesn’t speak Russian. Despite that fact, the licensed practical nurse was able to provide home health care for a Russian immigrant recovering from heart surgery. Paul Sheftel was born and lived most of his 80-some years in Moscow, a world away from Kentucky. His son, who had always dreamed of living in the […]