Fund for Nursing Excellence

Nurses are at the center of our healthcare experience. Time and time again, nurses serve as an example of compassion, collaboration and joy, caring and advocating for patients and their loved ones. Here at Baptist Health Lexington, we’ve received recognition of nursing excellence for over 16 years. Awards are not won by institutions—they’re won by people. The Fund for Nursing Excellence supports these nurses through funding for their education, research and equipment. In-turn, they can provide world-class experiences for us all.

Nursing Professional Development

Donations to this fund will enable nurses to attend professional development programs, pursue professional certification, provide funding for speakers to bring education on site, and other activities to advance the knowledge of the Baptist Health Lexington nursing staff and leaders.

Recognition of Nurses for Exemplary Practice

Donations to this fund will be used to acknowledge and recognize nurses and nursing teams with awards and recognition. Throughout the year, patients and their loved ones send messages recognizing nurses and teams for exemplary care. Frequently, nursing teams work hard and achieve outcomes above and beyond expectations in patient safety, patient clinical outcomes and patient experience. Funds donated will provide hospital leadership with new ways to recognize these accomplishments.

Grants and Funding for Nursing-led Research Efforts

Evidence-based practices are guiding the best care. Baptist Health Lexington has been recognized as a national and international leader in conducting nurse-led and interdisciplinary research. Some projects need additional financial support for statistical support, software to support data analysis, supplies for research initiatives, the development of scholarly manuscripts, and funding to attend and participate in national meetings to disseminate our findings to benefit others.

“As a nurse leader, I appreciate philanthropy in the support of nursing at Baptist Health Lexington. The community recognizes the professionalism, compassion and competence our nurses reflect every day in their care of others.”

Dee Beckman, DNP, MBA, MSN, RN, NE-BC Chief Nursing Officer | Baptist Health Lexington