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Humankindness Gala Celebrates Building Healthier Communities

LEXINGTON The inaugural Humankindness Gala benefitting the CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations was held Saturday April 15, 2023 at the Central Bank Center in Lexington.

This was the first time that all five of the Kentucky CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations held a joint celebration.

By all accounts it was a success. There were 615 guests in attendance, including 33 physicians, advanced practice providers, leaders, and caregivers who were honored for their dedication to the CHI Saint Joseph Health ministry. Guests enjoyed an evening filled with dancing to the music of City Heat from Atlanta, a silent auction, and Mission Moment raising funds for each CHI Saint Joseph Health facility. Over $100,000 was raised to support the physicians and caregivers at CHI Saint Joseph Health.

“It was an exciting night to have the opportunity to bring all of our foundations together to celebrate our caregivers, who strive each day to improve the health of all patients we serve,” said Meredith Herald, MBA, manager of major gifts and event lead, CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations. “Our caregivers show human kindness every day, and it is only fitting that they were recognized at the Humankindness Gala.”

Doctors who were named Physician of the Year included: Dale Absher, MD, Saint Joseph Hospital; Lynda Newman, MD, Saint Joseph East; Daniel Gaspar, MD, Saint Joseph Berea; Rebekah Boulanger, Saint Joseph London; Tyler Holley, MD, Flaget Memorial Hospital; John Sanders, MD, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling; and Lucia Hardi, MD, CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group.