St. Claire HealthCare (SCH) recently received the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) President’s Service Award for its dedication and perseverance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. SCH is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Notre Dame.
“While hospitals routinely prepare for emergency events, no one could have anticipated the reality of the past year,” said Nancy C. Galvagni, KHA President. “This special award of merit recognizes Kentucky hospitals who have been on the front lines leading the way in the fight against COVID-19 and the caregivers who have worked tirelessly to provide compassionate care and to ultimately save lives.”
In addition to meeting the primary, specialty, and emergency care its patients rely on in the midst of a global pandemic, SCH also began serving as a regional COVID-19 testing site in April 2020 and has been providing community vaccinations since January 2021. During that time, SCH has collected specimens for more than 30,000 COVID-19 tests and has administered at least one dose of the Moderna vaccine to more than 11,000 patients throughout the region.
“It’s an honor to accept this award on behalf of SCH’s leadership and the many men and women who have shown tremendous strength and a tireless commitment to our mission throughout the pandemic,” said Donald H. Lloyd, II, SCH President/CEO. “The work of our doctors, nurses, and frontline staff to fight this virus has been nothing short of heroic. They are truly deserving of this recognition.”
The Kentucky Hospital Association, established in 1929, represents hospitals, related health care organizations, and integrated health care systems dedicated to sustaining and improving the health status of the citizens of Kentucky.