Inaugural Humankindness Gala Raises $200,000 in Funds that will Benefit CHI Saint Joseph Health Facilities and Patients


L to R: Anthony Houston, Ed.D., FACHE, CEO, CHI Saint Joseph Health; Amanda Jumper, director, Human Resources (accepting the award for Summer Price, Employee of the Year); Crystal Thomas (Leader of the Year), Christian Kemp (Advanced Practice Provider of the Year) and Dr. Tyler Holley (Physician of the Year)

MOUNT STERLING, KY (April 20, 2023) – The CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations’ inaugural Humankindness Gala raised more than $200,000 Saturday evening, with funds helping patients and facilities in the communities served by CHI Saint Joseph Health. The gala was held Saturday, April 15, at the Central Bank Center in downtown Lexington and marked the first time that the five foundations came together­ for a unified fundraising event. It also was an opportunity to honor 33 physicians, advanced practice providers, leaders and caregivers across CHI Saint Joseph Health. 

On Saturday, the overall CHI Saint Joseph Health award winners were announced. These accolades recognize outstanding employees within the health care system who go above and beyond for their patients and team. 

  • Employee of the Year – Summer Price, charge nurse, Saint Joseph Berea
  • Leader of the Year – Crystal Thomas, practice manager, CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group in Winchester
  • Advanced Practice Provider of the Year – Christian Kemp, physician assistant, pulmonology and critical care, CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group in Lexington
  • Physician of the Year – Dr. Tyler Holley, CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Surgery at Flaget Memorial Hospital

“Thanks to the generosity of our communities and especially the sponsors of the Humankindness Gala, our foundations can continue to support the highest standard of care for patients daily,” said Meredith Herald, manager, Major Gifts, CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations. “We are thrilled to be a part of an event that recognizes the commitment of our caregivers and staff, who put humankindness into action every day.”

Sponsors for the Humankindess Gala, presented by Bloomfield Farms, included: Presenting sponsor Bloomfield Farms; Spirit sponsor Beam Suntory; Reception sponsor Boone’s Butcher Shop; Mission Moment sponsor Central Kentucky Radiology; Awards sponsor CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group; Parting Gift sponsor Sound Physicians; Grateful Patient sponsor Pathology and Cytology Labs; Valet sponsor Hillenmeyer Landscape Services; Coffee Bar sponsor Davis H. Elliot and Studio 46; Compassion sponsors Ivey Mechanical Co., LLC and Sisters of Charity of Nazareth; Inclusion sponsors Albert & Leona Haydon Family Foundation, Beam Suntory, Continuing Care Hospital, LBX, Co., McCarthy Strategic Solutions and Physicians Realty Trust; Integrity sponsor Cull & Hayden, PSC; Excellence sponsors Clark Materials Handling, Davis H. Elliot and Studio 46, Fizz Facial Bar, Flaget Memorial Hospital medical staff, Kentucky Hospital Association, Provations Group, Ruggles Signs and University of the Cumberlands; Collaboration sponsors Craig Loftis Insurance Agency, Aware Recovery Care of Kentucky, LLC, Congleton-Hacker Company, Dennison Tombras, Town and Country Bank, Traditional Bank, Ward, Hocker, Thornton, PLLC and BIM Group; In-Kind sponsors MD Update, Studio 46 and Wildcat Moving Group.

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About CHI Saint Joseph Health

CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

About the CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations

The CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations support CHI Saint Joseph Health by inspiring donors to make a difference through their philanthropic investment in our care facilities and services, the education of caregivers, advanced clinical research and programs that improve access to quality medical care. The foundations serving their individual communities are Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Saint Joseph Berea Foundation, the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, the Saint Joseph London Foundation and the Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation.



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