April 18, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 16

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Vote Today for the Heart & Lung Building in the Blue and Green Day Photo Contest

April is National Donate Life Month and the Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Building is lit up in blue and green in a show of support (the colors of the Donate Life logo). A photograph of the beautifully lit building was entered in the Donate Life America photo contest. Please show your support by voting for our building. Voting ends today! 

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KentuckyOne’s Brinkley Named to Top Minority Executives List 

Ruth Brinkley, president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health, has been named by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the “Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare.” Also named to this year’s list of “Top Minorities in Healthcare” was Kevin E. Lofton, president of Catholic Health Initiatives, KentuckyOne's sponsor organization. 

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Changes to Timekeeping / Payroll Support Model Announced

As part of the finance transformation initiative underway within the organization, a review of the timekeeping and payroll support model was performed and a new model is being implemented; bringing greater efficiency to our organization. Changes take effect with the pay period starting April 27. All employees should understand what their responsibilities are for accurate time reporting and pay. 

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CHANGE: OneCare Cerner Wave 3 Go-Live Date 

The OneCare Cerner Wave 3 go-live scheduled for June 14 will be moved to a later date due to an expansion of our pre-launch testing period. PTO restrictions for staff surrounding this June date can now be lifted. All Cerner training sessions have been temporarily suspended. The OneCare project team is working quickly to set a new go-live date and training schedule. 

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PCP Selection Campaign Concludes; Employees Receiving Gift Cards 

More than 51 percent of all CHI employees/dependents enrolled in the CHI Medical Plan selected a primary care provider (PCP) during the recent campaign. If you participated, you will receive an email from “e-gifts” with information on how to redeem your gift cards. The gift cards can be redeemed in three different amounts ($5, $15, $20) based on your participation level, and there are multiple merchants from which to choose.

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Health Coach Q & A

Welcome Health Coaches! 

To bring wellness, healing and hope to all is the Purpose statement of KentuckyOne Health. As part of that mission, KentuckyOne has launched a health coaching pilot program at four KentuckyOne primary care physician offices. Health coaches are nurses or other health professionals who work with patients with chronic conditions to provide education and support during the journey to a healthier lifestyle. Health coaching is one component of KentuckyOne’s Care Management Redesign initiative. 

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KentuckyOne Employees Give-A-Day at SOS 

On April 15, as part of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s annual Give-A-Day volunteer event, 15 KentuckyOne employees helped Supplies Over Seas to pack donated medical supplies headed for a third-world nation. As an SOS recycling partner, KentuckyOne Health regularly donates surplus or expired medical supplies and equipment. 

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Doug Jones Named New Regional Chief Information Officer 

Doug Jones is the new regional chief information officer (RCIO) for KentuckyOne Health. Doug most recently worked in independent consulting where he helped health care clients with IT strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and clinical informatics. Prior to consulting, Doug was the CIO for the California Region of Providence Health and Services. Doug began his new role March 31. 

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KentuckyOne to Celebrate National Health Care Week May 11-17 

In honor of the KentuckyOne Health team’s contributions to the wellness, healing and hope of Kentucky’s citizens, we will celebrate National Health Care Week May 11-17. Festivities will be held at each of our facilities to show our appreciation to every employee. As a token of thanks, employees will be given a drawstring backpack bearing the KentuckyOne logo. Watch for more information.

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SafetyFirst Great Catch: Shakina Wright Speaks Up for Safety, Prevents Harm 

Mental Health Worker Shakina Wright, Our Lady of Peace, had a Questioning Attitude and used Stop and Resolve to prevent contraband from reaching a patient. Read more about Shakina's Great Catch. 

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Phishing Doesn’t Only Occur by Email 

The FBI recently released a report for health care facilities in Kentucky to be aware of an increase in telephone hoaxes. Coincidently, a colleague in Arkansas just received a telephone call from “Sarah,” who claimed she was from support services. Sarah requested a medical record in regards to a patient assessment that had been completed. The caller used the name of a real CHI employee to give legitimacy to the request ... 

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Teen Volunteers Needed this Summer 

There are numerous opportunities for teen volunteers in patient care and non-patient care areas at Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine this summer. It's a great chance for your teenager to receive some career experience or fulfill community service hour requirements for classes or clubs. Volunteer experience looks great on college applications. 

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

Race for Healing and Hope Kicks off in Berea, London and Mount Sterling 

Employees Required to Complete Disclosure about Physician Transactions by May 26 

Support Man of the Year Nominee Dr. Cesar Rodriguez and Raise Funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 

April is National Donate Life Month; Join the Organ Donor Registry 

Read News from Your Facility

Upcoming Events 

Flaget Baby Fair April 19 

CANCELED: Walk with a Doc at Iroquois Park April 19 

Neuroscience Lunch & Learn with Dr. Michael Park April 24 

Jewish Hospital Organ Donor Memorial Event April 24 

Walk with a Doc at Shawnee April 26 

ULH Organ Donor Memorial Event April 29 

"Faces Behind the Data" Nursing Workshop May 8 

Thursday Night Live (with SJH Foundation) May 15 

Rehab: Keys to Progressing Care of the ICU Patient May 17 

OT/PT Management of Spinal Cord Injury Course June 7-8 

Frazier Summer Fest & Larosa Loop June 7 

SJH Foundation Golf Tournament June 9 

SJMS Foundation Golf Tournament June 19 

Heart Walk Golf Scramble & Silent Auction June 23 

FMH Foundation Golf Scramble June 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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