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April 13, 2015 | Volume 4, Issue 14

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PCA Employee Survey Now Open 

Your voice counts! The Performance Culture Assessment (PCA) employee survey opens today. Please look for an email from insights@HealthStream.com — it will contain a link to the online survey and the unique login information you’ll need. The survey will be open through May 1. All CHI and KentuckyOne employees are taking the PCA. Your feedback will help us gauge progress since the last PCA, and make plans for future improvements. Plus, you could win recognition points! Sweepstakes will be held for facilities that reach participation milestones throughout the survey period. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. 

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Community Benefit Report Released 

KentuckyOne Health’s recently released Community Benefit Report is more than just a report of the financial commitment we have made to our communities. It’s a testament to the human compassion and energy that are the true power behind our Purpose Statement: To bring wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved. Over the next several weeks, we will be sharing some of the stories that highlight the impact of the care we offer in all of our communities, from Martin to Louisville and everywhere in between.  

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Volunteers Needed for Louisville’s ‘Give A Day’ Week of Service 

Join fellow KentuckyOne employees and participate in the 2015 Give A Day project by volunteering for two important causes: Surgery on Sunday on April 19 and Supplies Over Seas on April 20 (1 to 4 p.m.). Give A Day is part of the annual Mayor’s Volunteer Week of Service. To volunteer for the Surgery on Sunday event, sign up at SOSLouisville.org/volunteer or contact Shyla Thomas, 502.562.4377. To help sort donated medical supplies at the Supplies Over Seas warehouse, contact Chere Bartlett, 502.540.3335, by April 16. 

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Brittany Wilbert and Her Team at Frazier Southwest Embrace Culture Concepts 

Brittany Wilbert’s outpatient rehab team at Frazier Southwest consistently scores high on patient satisfaction scores. What is the secret? To what do Brittany and her team owe their success? Brittany said that despite the normal pressures of turnover and fluctuation of staff, her team rises to the occasion time and time again. She said her team has embraced the core values and behaviors of KentuckyOne, such as treating all patients with empathy and sincerity, and are adopting – and practicing – all the culture concepts, like Be Here Now and Appreciation

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Our Lady of Peace SafetyFirst Program Success  

As of April 3, Our Lady of Peace (OLOP) had reached a milestone: 340 days without a single serious safety event. OLOP boasts a whopping 89 safety coaches. They work in every department in the facility. This huge accomplishment can be credited to KentuckyOne’s SafetyFirst program, according to Unit Coordinator Chris Westmoreland, who has worked at the hospital for more than eight years. “We are constantly communicating to staff about the importance of safety,” Chris said. “If you say, ‘I have a concern here,’ people stop what they’re doing and listen to you...”  

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Documentary Highlights the Contributions of Nurses  

Nurses can receive continuing education credit hours for attending The American Nurse: Healing America, which will have an exclusive screening on Wednesday, May 6, at the Carmike Movie Theatres in Lexington (12 p.m. and 7 p.m.). The movie is a heart-warming documentary that gives a voice to nurses who are on the front lines of the biggest issues facing America – aging, war, poverty, prisons – through the work and lives of five nurses. The documentary was first released for National Nurses' Week in 2014. Watch a preview of the documentary here.  

A portion of the proceeds from The American Nurse Project have been earmarked for a new scholarship program affiliated with the American Nurses Foundation.  

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Download this Healthy Spirit Challenge flyer.

Choose Your Challenge!  

Now that spring has sprung, the first Healthy Spirit Challenge for this year is coming your way. This time it’s really all up to you! All employees across CHI, including KentuckyOne employees, will have the opportunity to vote on one Healthy Spirit Challenge as their favorite. The choices are a water challenge, a nutrition challenge, or a weight loss challenge. The challenge with the most votes across CHI will be the one chosen to be the first challenge of 2015. Vote now through April 17 at My Healthy Spirit.

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Don't Forget to Earn $150 in Health Incentives by April 30 

April 30 is the deadline to complete your biometric screening and take your personal health assessment through My Healthy Spirit. Completion of these two activities earns you $150 in health incentives towards your CHI Medical Plan costs. More biometric screening dates have been added. Register today before it's too late!  

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People on the Move 

Cheryl Fugatte, RN, MSN, vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer for Jewish Hospital and Frazier Rehab, will take on a new role in May. She will work with University of Louisville Hospital on preparing for and implementing OneCare Cerner computer technology, before retiring at the end of the year.  

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Events & Headlines 

James Graham Brown Cancer Center First in U.S. to Use New Radiation Treatment to Fight Liver Cancer 

Several Opportunities to Walk with a Doc this Spring! 

Teen Volunteers Needed this Summer at Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine 

Medical Imaging Scholarships Available in Louisville Market (RSL Development Award); Apply by May 11 

Two Louisvillians, Christina Durham and Michael Faurest, Named to James Graham Brown Cancer Center Advisory Board 

Free Tai Chi Class Downtown Louisville on April 15 

KentuckyOne Job Fair to Be Held in Mt. Sterling April 16 

Hats for Hope Fundraiser is April 16 to Benefit James Graham Brown Cancer Center 

National Wheelchair Basketball Association Tournament is April 16-19; Volunteers Still Needed  

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Maternity Fair is April 18 

Walk with a Doc Events Raise Awareness for Parkinson’s Disease: April 18 at Shillito Park (Lexington) and April 25 at Shawnee Park (Louisville) 

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Supports March of Dimes Walk April 19  

Free Peace for Parents Seminar on Successful Transition to Middle School Offered in Lexington April 21 

Go Red for Women Lunch and Learn in London is April 22 

Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital Offering Free Parkinson's Screenings April 23 

Diabetes Prevention Classes Begin at Saint Joseph Berea April 23 

Relay For Life Yard Sale at Medical Center Jewish South is April 25 

Diabetes Prevention Classes Begin at Saint Joseph Hospital May 5 

2015 KentuckyOne Research Symposium is May 14; Reserve Your Spot, Earn CE Credit 

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