Business Awards

Bluegrass Community Hospital, a 25-bed community hospital in Versailles, has been awarded the 2009 High Five Award by LifePoint Hospitals. Bluegrass, a subsidiary of LifePoint Hospitals, has been recognized for its 2008 performance in patient care, employee satisfaction, physician satisfaction, community contribution and financial accountability. The High Five Award, the company's highest honor, is awarded annually to one hospital to recognize achievement in demonstrating the company's High Five guiding principles. For more information about BCH, visit

Jackson Kelly has been named one of the 10 busiest product liability practices in the United States by Law360. The law firm ranks No. 5 on Law360's Web site and in the 2009 Law360 Litigation Almanac. It is the only Kentucky firm to be ranked. The ranking indicates the number of non-asbestos related cases for which firms were retained as of counsel over a recent one-year period.

The Lexington Surgery Center, 1451 Harrodsburg Road, has been honored by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program for following ASGE guidelines on physician privileging, quality assurance, endoscopy reprocessing and CDC infection control guidelines and for completing specialized training on principles in quality and safety in endoscopy. Lexington Surgery Center, an affiliate of Surgical Care Affiliates, is one of 56 endoscopy units in the United States to be granted recognition in 2009. The Lexington Surgery Center opened in 1981 as the first free-standing ambulatory surgery center in Central Kentucky. In 2008, the center performed approximately 4,400 gastrointestinal procedures.