Purpose & Values Tour Interviews Illuminate KentuckyOne’s Culture of Caring


Saint Joseph East

Lillia Ridgell, left, of environmental services, chatted with Amy Coop, RN, right, on the medical-surgical unit, during the Purpose & Values Tour video interview at Saint Joseph East.

I love taking care of people to help them know they are not alone. – Amy Coop, RN, Saint Joseph East

For KentuckyOne employees, taking care of patients is priority one. This inspiring comment, taken from one of the video interviews conducted as part of the KentuckyOne Purpose & Values Tour at Saint Joseph East, truly shines a light on the core values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence. (Watch the videos below.) 

It’s all part of the Purpose & Values Tour, a systemwide celebration of the Purpose & Values that unite KentuckyOne. The tour gives employee-volunteers the chance to talk with one another about what is meaningful to them about their work.

The Purpose & Values Tour’s recent stops have included Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph Martin, Saint Joseph London and Flaget Memorial Hospital.

Next on the tour for early November is Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, Jewish Hospital Medical Center South/Southwest and Jewish Hospital Medical Center East/Northeast. Mission leaders are seeking employee-volunteers to star in the short videos recorded at every stop.

Facilities are using the Purpose & Values Tour as a springboard for planning other events and activities celebrating employees and focusing on our commitment to “bring wellness, healing and hope to all.” 

Stay tuned to KentuckyOne This Week and KentuckyOne Online for more stories and videos from across the state. 


More Purpose & Values Tour Videos

Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
I Want to Be There for People
It Feels so Much Like Family 
Treating Persons – Not Just Symptoms 

Saint Joseph Berea
Not a Job
How You Made Them Feel 
As if They Were Family

University of Louisville Hospital
You Give Every Single Thing You Have 
This Work Fills Every Hole In My Heart
Every Day We Impact Someone’s Life
We Took Away Her Pain – It Was Like Watching Magic


Purpose & Values Tour Dates

Aug. 16   Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
Sept. 4    Saint Joseph Jessamine
Sept. 5    Saint Joseph Berea
Sept. 6    University of Louisville Hospital
Sept. 9    Saint Joseph East
Sept. 23  Saint Joseph Hospital
Sept. 30  Saint Joseph Martin
Oct. 8      Saint Joseph London
Oct. 18    Saint Joseph Mount Sterling
Oct. 29    Flaget Memorial Hospital
Nov. 5     Jewish Hospital Shelbyville
Nov. 7     Jewish Hospital South/Southwest
Nov. 8     Jewish Hospital East/Northeast

To be determined: Jewish Hospital, Frazier Rehab, Our Lady of Peace, Saint Joseph Cardiology Associates, Saint Joseph Pediatric Associates, Saint Joseph Primary Care Associates 


KentuckyOne Purpose & Values

Our Identity
We are a comprehensive health system strengthened by our Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages and inspired by our shared values.

Our Purpose
To bring wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.

Our Future
To transform the health of communities, care delivery and health care professions so that individuals and families can enjoy the best of health and wellbeing.

Our Values

Reverence
Respecting those we serve and those who serve

Integrity
Doing the right things in the right way for the right reason

Compassion
Sharing others’ joys and sorrows

Excellence 
Living up to the highest standards

Click here to download a Purpose & Values flyer for posting/reference.
Click here to download the Purpose & Values video