Compassionate Louisville: Compassionate Acts Make Our City Sparkle

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Louisville has its red carpet rolled out for Kentucky Derby visitors, who may or may not realize the thousands of compassionate acts that have gone into making the city sparkle.

A record 205,000 acts of compassion and volunteerism took place as part of Mayor Greg Fischer’s Give a Day Week. That number includes more than 19,000 people who joined the Brightside and Passport Health Plan Spring Community Wide Cleanups, removing litter and debris from neighborhoods, parks and schools.

Nowhere is the need for compassion more pronounced than in the healthcare field. Compassionate Louisville’s Healthcare Constellation co-sponsors a special program, along with Passport and Insider Louisville, to recognize and honor those who have shown a sincere commitment to compassion in their daily lives. Dozens of people from throughout the city’s health care sector were nominated for awards, and seven were recognized as winners at the Third Annual Commitment to Compassion Luncheon at the Frazier History Museum in February. Click here to read more about two of them.


Passport Health Plan Names Don Kupper as New Vice President

Kupper3Passport Health Plan has officially named Don Kupper as its Vice President of Clinical Operations. Prior to joining Passport, Don was an executive with the Baptist Health System in Memphis and also previously served as Vice President of Pharmacy and Supply Chain for the University of Louisville Medical Center. Don is a pharmacist by training and has extensive background in business management and clinical operations. “Don will work closely with our Medical and Clinical Directors to bring increasing focus to quality and health outcomes efforts,” said Dr. Stephen Houghland, Passport’s Chief Medical Officer. “Passport expects Don to be a key contributor in the pursuit of our vision and the achievement of our mission to improve the health and quality of life of our members.” For more, please click here.