June 2002

Rapier of Flaget in Bardstown honored by Kentucky Hospital Association

Norma Rapier, chair of the Board of Directors of Flaget Memorial Hospital, Bardstown, Ky., received the 2002 Health Care Governance Leadership Award from the Kentucky Hospital Association. "Norma demonstrates a deep caring in her civic work," said Bruce Klockars, president and chief executive officer for Flaget. "I have great admiration for the way she conducts herself with the board and the community, and for her ability to deal with difficult and complex issues." During her tenure on the board, Rapier has seen the hospital through two major building addition/renovations, the construction of a physician office building, the recruitment of a variety of specialists and mergers with Hospice of Nelson County, Bardstown Physical Therapy and Catholic Health Initiatives.