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I have been blessed to work with such a loving and caring group. In the past 10 years, I have been allowed to move about in functions and roles I have loved and enjoyed.
As a skinny poor farm girl almost 50 years ago when I did not receive responses from job applications to become a secretary after high school, a sweet Methodist minister drove me to Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing to take the required ACT exam and apply for entry into nursing school all in the same day. One week later I was packing to go off to the big city. The rest is history. This giant plan of a career was laid out for me and I didn't know it! As I end this fulfilling career I can think of no better place to do so then at Bluegrass Hospice. I love the assignments I have had but most I love the people I have met and grown to love as family. I appreciate the opportunities I have been given to learn, grow, and give. Thank you!
Eugenia Smither and the CQI Team that I worked with most of the years have taught me what a real team is all about and how to truly serve. They are on a pedestal as my heroes and I admire their talents, dedication and contributions. Thank you!
The Bluegrass Hospice leadership team has been more that supportive, accepting, and encouraging. Cheerleaders are so important to an organization. Thank you!
As my spirit screams no, do more, care more, service more; my body and mind clue me to let go and relax. As I enter retirement, I know I will miss everyone and the satisfaction of working and contributing. I am not done. I will just learn to do care and serve simpler and closer to home. I am excited about the direction Bluegrass Hospice is going with the future as Bluegrass Care Navigators. I will be watching and always supporting from a distance. Thank you again and again!
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As an employee who just completed my first year at Bluegrass Care Navigators, I would recommend Bluegrass Care Navigators as a great place to work for anyone who is looking for a welcoming, professional, and challenging workplace. New to the health care industry, I didn’t fully know what to expect, but was eager for the opportunities that lay ahead. When people ask me where I work, I am proud to say that I work for Bluegrass Care Navigators, our reputation in the community is one of respect and excellence of care.
While it’s the clinicians who are out in the community and the face of the company, the supporting staff behind the scenes are just as dedicated.
As a member of the Human Resources team I am able to meet every new employee, be a part of their orientation, and let them know that we will be here to support them. Our clinicians have a reputation for being exceptionally kind to their patients. I have found everyone at Bluegrass Care Navigators to be that way. Friendliness, kind words, patience, eagerness to help, and gratitude aren’t afterthoughts; they are a normal part of the workday.
Anyone looking for a positive and challenging environment with great co-workers should consider a career at Bluegrass Care Navigators.
HR Benefits Specialist
I've been employed at Bluegrass Care Navigators (formerly Hospice of the Bluegrass) for 14 months as the Coordinator of Volunteer Services in Fayette County and Jessamine County. I am thankful every day to be employed in this role at this great organization. In my 32 years of life, I have never witnessed love and selflessness to the degree that I see demonstrated on a daily basis here at this organization. So how did I get here?
My full-time employment journey began in the higher education field in college admissions and residence life. I had the pleasure of coordinating student volunteers as tour guides and overnight hosts. That was my first foray into working with volunteers! My second career began in 2012 when I went to work in the nonprofit world. I worked with volunteers of all ages - from college students to retirees. When it was time to leave my first job in the nonprofit sector in order to grow professionally, I knew that I wanted to continue to work with volunteers. During my job search in October 2016, I searched for a place of employment that would value me and would give me opportunities to feel successful in my career path. I wanted a supervisor that was kindhearted, understanding, supportive and who would ultimately help me grow in my position. I remember my phone interview with mbrajuha Mandy Brajuha clear as day - we laughed and chatted as though we had been friends for years! It was a great first impression of the type of people Bluegrass Care Navigators employs and as they say, the rest is history!
Fourteen months later, I've had opportunities in my position to work with colleagues and volunteers that have touched my life in ways that were unimaginable before coming to work here. It's so easy to see the negative things in the world and to feel bogged down by the stresses of everyday life, yet interacting with my colleagues and volunteers has given me a refreshed outlook and new hope for humanity. I have volunteers who will cancel their evening plans at a moment's notice to go sit with a dying patient or who will sit hours on end with a patient so that the caregiver can go to a doctor's appointment. I see clinicians and administrative staff bending over backward to provide excellent care to our patients and support for caregivers. I could go on and on about the selfless acts of love that I see on a daily basis from Bluegrass Care Navigators employees and volunteers.
From the bright blue walls in my office to the bright smiles on the faces of my volunteers, I feel love and cared for in this work environment. I'm thankful that my job allows me to see the beauty and grace in the human race as we strive to provide comfort and care to our patients and their loved ones. What a blessing!
Coordinator of Volunteer Services (Fayette/Jessamine)
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