Business briefs, Jan. 24

Published 9:58 am Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Nurse recognized for extraordinary service

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center is pleased to recognize and honor one of its nurses for her extraordinary patient care. Angie Ellis, RN, a nurse in the Medical/Surgical Unit, was one of many nurses nominated for the DAISY Award. A resident of Taylor County, Angie has been caring for patients at EMRMC for nearly three years.

She was nominated by a patient’s daughter who said, “I was in the hospital with my mother who has dementia and Parkinson’s. Angie was very kind and professional from the beginning. She made us feel her genuine care and concern for not only my mother, but also for myself. She was always asking if we need anything and was willing to try whatever possible to make my mom comfortable. She was a great advocate for her to the doctor when he failed to understand our goals. She even came around the desk to hug me when I had a breakdown while talking to her. She made all the difference in the world.”

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Ephraim McDowell is proud to recognize nurses with the DAISY Award, a national program that honors the compassionate care and clinical excellence that nurses bring to their patients every day.  Nomination forms for the DAISY Award are available at various locations throughout EMRMC and Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital. 

Coleman speaks at Kiwanis
The Kiwanis program this past week was by Jack Coleman, Director of Outreach with Blue Grass Community Action Partnership. Jack shared excellent information about the organization’s mission and activities:
• Community Action Kentucky (CAK) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
• They represent the 23 Kentucky community action agencies that provide social services throughout the 120 counties in Kentucky.
• The agency has dedicated resources to enable low income, disadvantaged and disabled families and individuals of all ages and ethnic backgrounds to attain skills, knowledge and motivation to become fully self-sufficient.
• Blue Grass Community Action Partnership currently serves nine counties: Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, Garrard, Jessamine, Lincoln, Mercer, Scott and Woodford counties.
• They offer a variety of programs to enhance the quality of life of our participants. By helping out with basic needs like food and clothing, they can help people move out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.
 For more information about Blue Grass Community Action Partnership, email Jack Coleman at Further information can be found at or
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