KyOne-ThisWeek

January 17, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 3

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Compassion Around the Clock

For Shelby Mesch (right), working at Saint Joseph Jessamine is a labor of love. An emergency department technician, she is one of several employees interviewed during the Purpose & Values Tour. “Compassion here means we care about the patient – we’re not just clocking in and out; we’re here because we want to be here," Shelby said. To see and hear more of Shelby’s story as well as other employees from Saint Joseph Jessamine, watch three video vignettes: 

Just in a small way, we're making a difference.
We need to be there for them.
We’re here because we want to be here. 

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Culture Champions Keep Fun in the Forefront 

Culture building is an ongoing effort to shape the environment in which we work with patients and each other. Some employees, like Heather Mattingly (left) at Flaget Hospital, have volunteered to serve as “culture champions.” Read the first in a series of articles to introduce you to the enthusiastic people carrying us forward in our culture-building journey. 

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Good Catch: Clinical Team Raised a Concern, Physician Responded 

A patient with a history of unstable diabetes presented with a blood glucose level of 380. The patient’s glucose level had been over 300 since the previous day. Registered nurses Chris Gladin and Rachel Loftis assessed the patient and … Read More  

How clearly do you communicate with physicians or clinic team members when you need to update them about a patient concern or are troubled about a situation? 

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Use Email Signature Guide for Professional Correspondence 

Using a proper email signature improves efficiency, providing the recipient easy access to your contact information, and it helps build the KentuckyOne brand. Your business emails identify you as a representative of KentuckyOne and should be treated as official business correspondence. Download the email signature guide and instructions for setting up your email signature

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SJH Research Team Recognized for Enrolling Patients in Odyssey Drug Study 

Jonathan C. Waltman, MD (left), Amy Teague, RN, and Rebecca Thomas with the research program at Saint Joseph Hospital were recently recognized for their contribution to the Odyssey CV Outcomes trial by becoming the number two study site in the United States. Because of their tremendous recruitment efforts, the U.S. remains the number one enrolling country for this global trial.

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Lynn Fors Receives Award for Improving Language Access in Health Care 

Lynn Fors (left), the language services supervisor for the central and eastern market, was recently awarded the prestigious Raquel Cashman Language Access Award for 2013. This annual award recognizes the achievements of individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to improving patient safety and language access in health care.  

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Saint Joseph Hospital Celebrates Decline in Patient Falls 

Saint Joseph Hospital Clinical Nurse Specialist Debbie Kitchen, RN, MSN, said she feels Saint Joseph has something important to celebrate. The hospital has seen a 50 percent reduction in inpatient falls per 1,000 patient days from January to September of 2013. “Our employees have been really involved in ongoing fall prevention initiatives,” Debbie said.  

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Lynnette RauvolaBouta Named VP of Mission Integration for Lexington Facilities 

Lynnette RauvolaBouta (left) has been appointed vice president of mission integration for KentuckyOne's Lexington-area facilities effective Feb. 24, 2014. She will be responsible for mission integration at Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine. Lynnette will arrive to KentuckyOne from Via Christi Health in Wichita, Kansas, a subsidiary of Ascension Health.  

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KentuckyOne Celebrates Martin Luther King Day 

KentuckyOne Health is celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through several events. At Jewish Hospital today, Jan. 17, the Diversity Council invites all to its presentation of “Civil Rights and the Arts” at 12 p.m. in the conference center in the Rudd, Heart and Lung Center. The program will include music performed by local groups, short plays, oratory readings and more.  

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

Biometric Screenings Underway in Louisville Market; Earn Wellness Incentive Points 

Saint Joseph Jessamine Celebrates 5th Anniversary 

More Volunteers Needed for Habitat Home Build in Louisville Feb. 6, 7 and 8 

Saint Joseph Hospital HAZ/MAT Pharmaceutical Waste Mandatory Training Announced for Jan. 29 

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Upcoming Events 

Walk With A Doc at Iroquois Park Jan. 18 

Health Benefit Exchange Enrollment Event at SMEH Jan. 18 

Walk With A Doc at Shawnee Park Jan. 25 

Health Benefit Exchange Enrollment Event at SMEH Jan. 30 

Affair of the Heart Masquerade Ball, London, Feb. 1 

CEU Louisville: Balance in the Active Patient Feb. 1-2 

Free Cooper/Clayton Facilitator Training, Louisville, Feb. 27 

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CHI News Update  

KentuckyOne This Week will include the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) publication e in each issue. CHI is a sponsor of KentuckyOne and will be sharing news of interest to all employees. 

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