Baptist Health Corbin, Lexington and Richmond have earned platinum level recognition for their efforts to increase organ, eye, and tissue donor registrations across the state, through the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. The WPFL is a national initiative that unites the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the organ donation community with workplaces across the nation in spreading the word about the importance of donation.

Between October 2018 and April 2019, Baptist Health Corbin, Lexington and Richmond participated in HRSA's WPFL Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. The program challenges hospitals and healthcare organizations to "let life bloom" by educating their staff, patients, visitors, and communities about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donation and by offering them opportunities to register as donors. Hospitals earned points for completing awareness and registry activities and prompting new donor registrations during the campaign period.

More than 1,480 organizations participated in the 2019 campaign. The Baptist Health sister hospitals are three of 638 organizations to earn platinum recognition.

White House Clinics Celebrates National Health Center Week 2019

White House Clinics is hosting several events throughout its communities to mark National Health Center Week 2019 from Aug. 4-10. The events are part of a national campaign to increase awareness about ways health centers are providing affordable health care in their communities. Many NHCW events celebrating the ways health centers are rooted in communities are scheduled across the country, including health fairs, visits by Members of Congress and state officials to local health centers, press conferences, back-to-school drives, community breakfasts, patient appreciation events, free health screenings and much more.

White House Clinics is raising awareness in our communities through: a community pool party at Paradise Cove; hosting the Berea Chamber of Commerce for coffee at its Berea clinic; a reception for community partners at Arlington Country Club; Patient Appreciation Day activities; and Employee Appreciation Day activities.White House Clinics is part of a nationwide network of locally-run health centers that serve more than 28 million people nationwide. White House Clinics is a comprehensive preventative and primary care provider with services in Jackson, Madison, Estill, Rockcastle and Garrard counties. Services include medical, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health and radiology. White House Clinics has been in practice since 1973.

United Way of the Bluegrass Selects New President and CEO

The United Way of the Bluegrass (UWBG) Board of Directors announced the unanimous approval and selection of Timothy Johnson as the new President and CEO for the organization recently following an extensive five-month search.

"We received over 60 applications from candidates in Central Kentucky and throughout the country," said Dr. Don Tharpe, chair of the executive search committee and member of the Board of Directors. "There were many excellent candidates, but Timothy stood out during a very thorough search and rigorous evaluation process. He was unanimously selected by both the committee and board."

Johnson will join the organization as a veteran nonprofit and public sector professional, and currently serves as the Chief Strategy and Impact Officer at United Way of the National Capital Area. In his role there he managed community engagement, volunteerism, capacity building, public policy, marketing and communications, grantmaking and over $12 million in programmatic investments across two states and 11 counties in the Greater Washington D.C. area. Johnson said that the position in Lexington was appealing, in part because of the community itself.

Johnson will assume the role of President and CEO with United Way of the Bluegrass in early September, when he and his wife Opa will relocate to the Central Kentucky area.

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