■ Nominations are being accepted through Aug. 14 for the Kentucky Nonprofit Network's Annual Awards, which will be presented at the Kentucky Nonprofit Leadership Forum Luncheon at noon Oct. 28 at the Lexington Convention Center. Awards will be given in the following categories: outstanding board leadership, innovative nonprofit award and the distinguished nonprofit leadership award. To nominate, go to Kynonprofits.org/node/27284.
■ Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, both part of KentuckyOne Health, have been awarded the Central Region Hospital of the Year award at the National Mended Hearts Conference in Orlando. The local chapter of Mended Hearts nominated Saint Joseph Hospital and the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation to recognize the support of the organization and its members.
Mended Hearts is the largest heart patient support network in the world, with 20,000 members and 300 chapters. Recognized for its role in facilitating a positive patient-care experience, Mended Hearts partners with hospitals and cardiac rehab clinics to offer support through visiting programs, group meetings and educational forums.
The central region of Mended Hearts covers Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia and the western part of Pennsylvania and contains 27 different chapters.
Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation have supported the local chapter of Mended Hearts with funding for pillows, meeting space, refreshments, speakers and additional general support.
■ Q-First in Quilting, a quilt shop located at 4383 Old Harrodsburg Road, has been chosen as one of the 10 featured shops across the United States for the fall/winter issue of Quilt Sampler magazine, published by Better Homes and Gardens.
Quilt Sampler, published twice a year, has been profiling North America's top quilt shops for the last 20 years. The multi-page profile of the shop, including a picture and pattern of an original quilt designed by employees specifically for the magazine, will be available on newsstands Sept. 8.
■ Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates and the Kentucky Hospital Association are among a group of organ procurement organizations and hospital associations nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for working with hospitals and transplant centers to conduct activities that promoted enrollment in state organ donor registries.
KODA and KHA recruited hospitals and transplant centers to participate in Phase IV of the campaign and worked with them to plan awareness and registry activities focused on increasing the number of organ, eye and tissue donors. Facilities earned points for each activity implemented between Aug. 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015, and were awarded gold, silver, or bronze recognition by HRSA.
Since launching in 2011, the campaign has added more than 350,000 donor enrollments to state registries around the country.
Hospitals in KODA's service area were among the highest percentage in participation nationally with 38 hospitals and two transplant centers receiving recognition, including 25 Gold, 11 Silver and four Bronze.
The following hospitals have earned Gold recognition: Baptist Health Hospital Lexington, Baptist Health Richmond, Clark Regional Medical Center, Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Fleming County Hospital, Georgetown Community Hospital, Hardin Memorial Hospital, Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital, Harrison Memorial Hospital, Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, Jewish Hospital, Kentucky River Medical Center, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Meadowview Regional Medical Center, Medical Center at Bowling Green, Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Hospital, Owensboro Medical Health Systems, Pineville Community Hospital, The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital, University of Kentucky Medical Center, University of Louisville Hospital, Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital and Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital.
The following hospitals have earned Silver recognition: Baptist Health Corbin, Baptist Health Louisville, Frankfort Regional Medical Center, King's Daughters Medical Center, Mary Breckinridge Appalachian Regional Hospital, Norton Brownsboro Hospital, Pikeville Medical Center, St. Joseph East, St. Joseph Hospital Lexington, St. Joseph Jessamine and St. Joseph Mount Sterling Hospital.
The following hospitals have earned Bronze recognition: Flaget Memorial Hospital, McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, Morgan County Appalachian Regional Hospital and St. Joseph London.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo