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Baptist Health Care Honors 2023 Legends

Baptist Health Care honors its 2023 Legends during Hospital Week. Through careful selection, Legends of Baptist Health Care are chosen for demonstrating exemplary actions of the Baptist values of ownership, integrity, compassion, excellence and service.


The 2023 Legends of Baptist Health Care are:

  • Kim Ard, R.N., assisted a person involved in a bicycle accident. She personally made sure he received medical attention and visited and brought him gifts during his hospital stay.
  • Moira Johansen, R.N., administered CPR to a woman who had fallen unconscious in a parking lot and attended to her until EMS arrived.
  • Cheryl Locke, a registrar, helped a patient with physical limitations unpack and organize her belongings in her new home.
  • Marie Masters, a pharmacy technician, supported a family that had lost a loved one and helped one of the family members secure a Habitat Home.
  • Kathy Saldana, patient experience advisor, collaborated with members of her church to create ministries to lift up and unite others.

 A 14-person selection committee reviewed each nomination submitted by employee leaders and fellow team members. Votes were cast for the most compelling examples of Baptist values. Winners were recognized during Baptist’s 2024 National Hospital Week celebrations.

 This marks the 25th year Baptist has recognized team members as Legends. More than 224 individuals have been honored. In 2021, the entire Baptist Health Care workforce was recognized as Legends for their tremendous commitment during the pandemic to patients, the community and each other. This year’s Legend stories and a video showcasing each person can be found at eBaptistHealthCare.org/Legends.