This version of This Week is intended for employees in the Remaining Operations:

Continuing Care Hospital • Flaget Memorial Hospital • Our Lady of Peace • Saint Joseph Berea •
Saint Joseph East • Saint Joseph Hospital • Saint Joseph Jessamine • Saint Joseph London •
Saint Joseph Mount Sterling • Women's Hospital at Saint Joseph East

October 16, 2018 | Volume 7, Issue 35
You will find more—articles, photo galleries and videos—at
InsideKentuckyOneHealth.org
 



Celebrating Our Nurses, Sharing Their Stories of Dedication and Excellence

A Message from Kimberly Hatchel, Market Chief Nursing Officer: As the temperatures cool denoting the transition into fall weather – and not just the season – we recognize the constant of change in our world. The same can be said for health care organizations like KentuckyOne.

In the bigger world of health care, we are responding to the evolving health care quality agenda. On a smaller scale, KentuckyOne Health is in the midst of our Renew Strategic Plan and our nursing strategic plan is beginning to take shape. In my eight months as your market chief nursing officer, I have had the opportunity to get to know many people who contribute a great deal to our ministry, each striving to meet the spirit and goals of our mission statement, bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.

Our nurses play a key role in meeting that mission, and I am proud to be part of a great team of nurses who have put together the fall 2018 issue of KentuckyOne Nurse. The dedication of our nurses to be innovative, caring and proactive in addressing the challenges we in health care face is evident in the stories shared by our team ...

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Enroll in Your 2019 Benefits

Annual Enrollment is underway now through Oct. 31. This is your once-a-year opportunity to make sure the benefits you’ve enrolled in are still right for you. Visit the well-being pages on InsideCHI to explore your options and make your 2019 benefit elections. Once Annual Enrollment ends, you can only make changes for 2019 if you have a qualifying life event. If you currently have a health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA), your contribution amount will not automatically continue next year ...

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Call KentuckyOne Health Partners for Help!

KentuckyOne Health Partners (KHP), your clinically integrated network and care management company, is a benefit for KentuckyOne Health employees and dependents using the CHI Medical Plan. The KHP care management team can help you with personal health goals, such as weight loss or smoking cessation, or by helping you find resources for your particular needs. You also can save out-of-pocket costs by selecting in-network/in-system providers and facilities through KHP ...

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Join Us in Remembering Sr. Michael Leo

Saint Joseph Hospital will host a 45-minute memorial service for Sr. Michael Leo Mullaney, SCN, beloved Saint Joseph Hospital administrator from 1966-1988. Pieces of her autobiography will be read, friends and associates will share memories, and refreshments will follow. Join us on Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. in the Blakely Auditorium to celebrate a life well-lived. If you knew Sr. Michael Leo, please consider sharing a personal story ...

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Election Day is around the Corner –
Here Are a Few Reminders

Casting your ballot is an important part of the political process and one that CHI and KentuckyOne Health encourages all eligible employees to participate in on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. Remember: As you advocate for candidates and issues, please do not use your company email to demonstrate your support for political campaigns or to solicit votes ...

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Wear Pink on Oct. 31 in Support of
Breast Cancer Awareness

Several KentuckyOne Health facilities will trade in the traditional Halloween orange and black for pink in recognition of October being breast cancer awareness month. On Oct. 31 the facilities will host Pink-a-BOO events as part of their Halloween festivities to encourage employees and guests to schedule annual breast cancer screenings ...

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Attend a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Newly Renovated Waiting Room

Please join Bruce Tassin, market CEO and president of Saint Joseph Hospital, and Leslie Smart, CFRE, president of the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, for a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony in celebration of a newly renovated waiting room in honor of Bob and the late Bonnie Hall and other generous donors. Join us on Oct. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the Saint Joseph Hospital lobby ...

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Celebrate Fall with Delicious Pumpkin

Fall brings cooler weather … and pumpkin! Not only can the smell of freshly made pumpkin goodies make your mouth water, but this fruit is filled with nutritional benefits. Even the seeds (which taste great toasted) are good for you. That’s why we’re featuring pumpkin as our October Harvest of the Month, with dishes that include pumpkin in our CHI cafeterias all month long. Learn more about pumpkin, including great recipes to try at home and kid-friendly serving ideas ...

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More Headlines, Events & Reminders

Paid Time Off Guidelines to Follow during the Upcoming 2018 Holiday Season

2019 Holiday/Flex Time Calendar Available for Your Planning Purposes


Saint Joseph London Bite Size Learning Event Oct. 17

Memorial Service for Sr. Michael Leo Mullaney Oct. 25

Renew Your KBN License by Oct. 26

Saint Joseph Hospital Pharmacy Fall Conference Oct. 26

Merit Increases Reflected on Pay Statements Oct. 26

White Mass, Dinner for Health Care Professionals Oct. 30

Wellness Dollars: Last Day to Redeem Wellness Dollars for Gift Card(s) is Oct. 31


Annual Enrollment Ends Oct. 31

Document Service Center Open House Oct. 31

Palomar Open House Nov. 1

Be Involved, Be Informed, and Vote on Election Day Nov. 6

Flu Vaccine Deadline is Nov. 30

CHI Information Privacy and Security Awareness Training Due Nov. 30


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