April 20, 2015 | Volume 4, Issue 15

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PCA Survey Now Open 

The Performance Culture Assessment (PCA) employee survey is now open. Around April 13 you should have received an email from with a link to the online survey and your unique login information. 

Please do not forward the email and survey link to other employees. If you forward the email and the recipient uses that link to take the survey, as the original sender you can no longer take the PCA. Each link is unique. If you have not received your HealthStream login email, please check spam, junk mail and deleted folders for the missing email. Please also watch for a reminder email if you haven't taken the survey! 

Thanks for sharing your feedback! Sweepstakes for recognition points will be held for facilities that reach participation milestones throughout the survey period. 

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KentuckyOne Health Employees, Funds Help Young Man Get Habitat House 

Thanks to KentuckyOne Health employees who volunteered their help, a low-income man now has a brand new Habitat house. Dr. Rob Farrell and the rest of the staff members from KentuckyOne Health Weight Loss & Surgery Associates in Bardstown were all part of the March Habitat for Humanity “build” in Louisville, according to Susan Brown, RN, bariatric practice office manager. 

“I appreciate the opportunity that KentuckyOne provided by sponsoring this house and allowing employees to take time out to do mission work,” the practice manager said. “It was a great team-building effort for our staff, and I was proud of how hard they all worked. It doesn’t feel like work when you’re doing something for someone else.” 

For Billing Specialist Gayle Sweeney, it was inspiring to work alongside Ghazwan Nooh, the recipient of the house. “He’s a young man from Iraq who has been here almost six years,” Gayle said. “He’s a single man who wants to start a family. He is so nice and so respectful.” Nooh grew up a Christian in Baghdad, and his family suffered a great deal of religious persecution. 

Nearly 40 KentuckyOne employees signed up to help build the Habitat house, many of them from the engineering departments of KentuckyOne’s Louisville hospitals. 

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Earth Day 2015 Inspires Us to Go Green! 

Across our nation, Earth Day is observed on April 22. It’s a day that honors the behaviors that can save our planet, such as recycling, safe disposal of hazardous wastes, retrieval of sterile supplies often thrown away, and compacting trash. Within the next few months, Stericycle, the medical waste firm that KentuckyOne Health leaders have chosen to help all KentuckyOne facilities safeguard the environment, will be visiting our facilities to make sure we all know the best ways to “go green.” At every site, “Green Teams” will spearhead the effort to go green. Watch for updates in KentuckyOne This Week.  

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SafetyFirst Great Catch: Tonya Adkins 

This week’s SafetyFirst Great Catch occurred thanks to the Questioning Attitude of Tonya Adkins, RN, who works in the med/surg unit at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling. A physician wrote a prescription for Coumadin, a blood thinner that reduces the formation of blood clots, for one of Tonya’s patients. Later the physician wrote another prescription for the same patient, this time for Lovenox, another blood thinner. In reviewing the orders, Tonya noticed that two different anticoagulants had been prescribed for the same patient.  

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Charlotte Shelton Named Daisy Winner at Saint Joseph Martin 

Charlotte Shelton is this quarter’s winner of the Daisy Award at Saint Joseph Martin. A surgical staff nurse, she was nominated by a medical student who had been rounding at the hospital. Zachary Hamilton said in his nomination that “Charlotte is the perfect example of everything nursing stands for. She was able to answer every question we (the students) had about her patient, even though she had only been taking care of him for a few hours.” 

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SafetyFirst Spotlight: Questioning Attitude 

The safety topic of the month is having a Questioning Attitude. That means thinking through our actions to ensure they are the best we can take. People who lack—or have weak—critical thinking skills make errors because they: 

• Make wrong assumptions
• Fail to note a condition that is unusual
• Use information that is obviously incorrect
• Misinterpret correct information 

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Hoops are Over, Recognition Sweepstakes Continue  

The March Madness special has ended, but our employee recognition program will keep dishing out points. Through June we’ll award 100 points to 250 people each month! (It had been 30 winners each month.) You are automatically entered in the drawings when you give or receive peer-to-peer recognition. The online recognition program makes it easy to exercise our culture concept of appreciation. Acknowledging co-workers was the ticket to 800 points for four lucky employees in the final drawing of the March Madness promotion. Click here to see the winners. Click here to visit the recognition website.

President’s Circle Luncheon Recognizes Employee Generosity 

Employees enjoyed their time away from work at the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation President’s Circle Luncheon on March 12. The annual event recognizes the generosity of KentuckyOne Health employees for their support in the mission and outreach services of Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine. This year’s “The Perfect Gift” employee giving campaign raised more than $140,000. President’s Circle membership recognizes employees who give $500 or more annually. 

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Symposium on Heart Disease in Women 

Two of Louisville’s leading heart physicians will host a one-day symposium designed to provide the community, physicians, nurses and health professionals up-to-date information on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease in women. The 2015 Louisville Symposium on Heart Disease in Women: Case Studies from the Heart of Louisville will take place on Saturday, May 16, at Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung Center. Continuing medical education credit is available for health professionals. Register:

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People on the Move 

Paulette Frost Named Director of Clinical Informatics for KentuckyOne 

Andrew Cline Named System Manager of Emergency Preparedness for KentuckyOne 

Mike Goode Named New Director of Diagnostic/Medical Imaging for ULH and Jewish Hospital 

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Events & Headlines 

Watch a Video on KentuckyOne's Fee Tai Chi Demonstration Held in Downtown Louisville 

Emerging Leader Pathway Program Launches in Central and Eastern Market 

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 

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 

The American Nurse: Healing America Exclusive Screening at Carmike in Lexington is May 6 

Medical Imaging Scholarships in Louisville Market (RSL Development Award): Applications Due May 11 

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

The Louisville Symposium on Heart Disease in Women is May 16; Earn CE Credit 

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