April 26, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 15

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Charlie Powell Named President of Physician Enterprise

Charlie Powell will join KentuckyOne Health as president of Physician Enterprise on May 22. Most recently, Powell served as chief executive officer of Saint Thomas Physician Services of Nashville, part of Ascension Health. There, he established a physician-led governance structure for an organization of 250 providers and brought physician practices into a single practice organization. He implemented infrastructure and technology to support value-based contracting and patient-centered medical home efforts. 

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Clinics to Pilot Enhanced Patient-Centered Model  

In January, six KentuckyOne Health primary care physician practices began the process of piloting the Patient Centered Medical Home model of care. A medical home establishes a long-term patient relationship focused on the patient’s overall health and wellness. The goal is to put the patient at the center as active participants in their own care.

The following practices are pilot sites:
Northeast Internal Medicine – Louisville, KY
Premier Family Health – London, KY
Saint Joseph Primary Care, Alexandria St. – Lexington, KY
Saint Joseph Primary Care, Tates Creek – Lexington, KY
Saint Joseph Primary Care, Wilmore – Wilmore, KY
Shelby Family Medicine – Shelbyville, KY

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Hospitals Named Blue Distinction Centers   

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has named both Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East as Blue Distinction Centers in Spine Surgery. Saint Joseph East was also designated a Blue Distinction Center in Knee and Hip Replacement, as was Saint Joseph Mount Sterling. 

The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is a national designation awarded to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care – which expanded recently to include more robust quality measures focused on improved patient health and safety, as well as new cost-efficiency measures. 

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July 27 is New Cerner Go-Live Date for Wave 1  

A new go-live date of Saturday, July 27, has been set for Cerner implementation in KentuckyOne Health Wave 1 facilities – Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Jessamine and Continuing Care Hospital. Moving the go-live date from the original dates means these facilities will implement Cerner’s newest version, reducing downtime that would have been experienced. KentuckyOne will also benefit from the lessons learned during implementations with Cerner in Little Rock and McKesson STAR in the Louisville market. 

Training requirements for users are being determined and will be shared in early May. The timeline for other facilities has not been finalized. Additional OneCare updates are available at  

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PCA Survey Concludes with 65% Participation 

The Performance Culture Assessment wrapped up on Monday, April 22, and KentuckyOne Health achieved a 65% response rate across the state! Thank you for participating and sharing your feedback. Specific results and action plans will be shared with leaders over the coming weeks. To celebrate the final participation milestone, 25 lucky employees will receive an iPad2, to be distributed by our HR team. The winners were randomly drawn by our survey partner, HealthStream.  

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MediStar Award Finalists Include KentuckyOne Physicians and Outreach Programs 

KentuckyOne Health boasts seven finalists in this year’s MediStar Awards. Since 2007 IGE Media, publishers of Medical News and Medical News For You, has recognized excellence in the business of health care at the exclusive MediStar Awards, which honors health care professionals and organizations for their achievements in advocacy, innovation, education, leadership, design, humanity and meeting consumer needs, as well as announces the coveted Physician of the Year Award.  

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A Miracle Match 

Faith Austin (left) made a lifesaving gift when she donated a kidney to her niece, Brittany Marcelle (right), April 9 at Jewish Hospital. At 17 months old, Marcelle’s kidneys shut down and she was on abdominal dialysis for several months. They knew eventually she would need a transplant. When the day came to place Marcelle on the transplant list, Austin was desperate to help. Luckily, she was a perfect match. 

Austin and Marcelle, 23, of Lexington, Ind., match like they are mother and daughter, which is interesting because Austin has always treated her niece as her own.  

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Donate Life Celebration 

Along with Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA), Jewish Hospital celebrated the “Gift of Life” on April 11 with transplant recipients and donor families. The event, held in April in conjunction with Donate Life Month, also provided education and awareness information and gave community members the opportunity to join the organ donor registry.  

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Garden Opens in Memory of Organ Donors  

In recognition of Donate Life Month, University of Louisville Hospital and Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) cut the ribbon on a new memorial garden at the hospital to recognize those who have given the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. Additional phases of the project are planned as funding becomes available, including pillars where donor families can memorialize their loved ones.  

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KentuckyOne Helps Send Supplies Overseas  

As part of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's Give-a-Day program, KentuckyOne Health employees spent an afternoon working with Supplies Over Seas (SOS) to sort and package items that will be shipped to clinics abroad.  

Since January, SOS has shipped nearly 115,000 pounds of unused medical supplies and equipment to under-resourced communities abroad. KentuckyOne Health facilities are the largest supplier of SOS. Material that might otherwise end up in landfills are put to good use.  

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Saint Joseph Outpatient Care Center Celebrates New Lexington Facility  

Saint Joseph Outpatient Care Center held an open house April 18 at its new location in Lexington, Ky., just off Tates Creek & Man O’ War (1099 Duval Street). Guests celebrated the grand opening and toured the new facility. 

The center provides a full range of advanced imaging services, at lower freestanding rates, including: CT (with dose reduction software), general X-ray, ultrasound, digital mammography screening and bone density screening. The new location is part of KentuckyOne's mission to deliver high quality, convenient access to health care services in the home communities of our patients.   

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Save the Date & Volunteer at the State Fair this August  

KentuckyOne Health is proud to return to the 2013 Kentucky State Fair as a sponsor of the Health Horizons exhibit! Please mark your calendar for this fun event, to be held August 15-25. Volunteer information will be sent in July that includes the volunteer sign-up site and full details about volunteering at the fair. Last year was a success and we are looking forward to making the 2013 Kentucky State Fair another great event! 

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KentuckyOne Calendar  

Upcoming events are posted at KentuckyOne Online, in the far right column of the homepage. Click "View All Events" for the complete calendar. Search by location or view all events month-by-month.  

Upcoming events: 

Sandra J. Adams Digital Mammography Suite Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, April 30, 11 a.m., Saint Joseph Jessamine. Refreshments to be served. 

CEU Opportunity: Transformational Leadership and Shared Governance, May 6, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Keeneland Health Education Center. CHI's Pat Patton is speaker. 

Women’s Wellness Affair, May 9, 5-8:30 p.m., Claudia Sanders Dinner House, Shelbyville. Free health screenings, educational opportunities, a silent auction, dinner, giveaways, community awards and more. 

Peace for Parents, Thursday, May 9, 6-7 p.m., Chancey Elementary School Library, Louisville. Free workshop about trauma and coping with the after effects.   

Maternity Fair, May 11, The Women's Hospital at Saint Joseph East, 9 a.m.-12 Noon, Free. Lexington's largest maternity event.  

Tour de Cure Cycling Event, May 18, Louisville. Join the KentuckyOne Health team in its efforts to stop diabetes. 

Fayette County Relay for Life, May 31, 6 p.m.-10 a.m., Masterson Station Park. Join Saint Joseph Cancer Center. 

Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament, May 31, 11:30 a.m., Bardstown Country Club at Maywood. Proceeds benefit programs and services of the hospital. 

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Medical Imaging Scholarships Available, Louisville 
Medical imaging employees can apply for a scholarship sponsored by Radiology Specialists of Louisville to advance in their career. Deadline to apply is May 28.  

Saint Joseph Children’s Center Now Open to All Families
The center has provided care for employees' children since 1980 and is now open to the public and accepting applications.

Volunteers Needed:
Lexington Foundation Golf Tournament (May 6 deadline) 
Lexington Summer Teen Volunteer Program

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. 

April 25, 2013 

Please note that some employees who are not yet connected to the CHI Connect program may not be able to access all of the links in this issue. This problem will diminish as more employees are connected to Inside CHI. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Welcome to New Readers
Welcome to all CHI employees who are receiving this ecommunication directly for the first time! To further streamline and integrate CHI's internal communications, we have expanded the distribution of this weekly summary of news and information from CHI's national office. You can expect e to be inside the employee newsletter you receive each Thursday. 

Our goal is to better equip you with the information you need. If you have questions about the information in this issue of e, talk with your manager. If you have suggestions for or questions about e itself, contact Patrice Batchelor, CHI director of internal communications. 

Highline Medical Center Joins
Franciscan Health System
For Information
Highline Medical Center, Burien, WA, is now part of Franciscan Health System, Tacoma, WA. The affiliation, first announced in June 2012, became final on April 1 after completion of reviews by state and federal regulatory agencies. The addition of Highline Medical Center brought the total number of Franciscan Health System hospitals to six. Highline Medical Center includes a 154-bed acute care hospital, a 115-bed specialty center, more than 20 clinics, more than 1,500 employees and more than 250 physicians with active and courtesy medical privileges. 

CRP Annual Education Now Available
Action: Complete training by May 15
Workforce education is an important component of CHI's Corporate Responsibility Program (CRP). Annually, employees are required to complete one hour of compliance education, offered as web-based training courses. CRP Annual Education has been assigned to all employees hired before July 1, 2012, and is now available in LEARN. There are two courses for this year's education: 

CHI Information Privacy and Security Awareness,
   due May 15

• Our Values and Ethics at Work: 2013 Annual Education,
   due May 15  

Everyone is encouraged to complete training early. LEARN has occasional downtime for maintenance and users cannot access the system at those times.  

Any technical issues with the training should be reported to the LEARN team

Colorado Supreme Court Declines
to Hear Appeal in Stodghill Case
For Information
The Colorado Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal in the case of Lori Stodghill, the 31-year-old woman who died of a massive cardiac arrest at St. Thomas More Hospital, Canon City, CO, on New Year’s Day 2006. 

The decision by the Colorado Supreme Court supported both the Dec. 2010 summary judgment in the District Court of Fremont County and the Aug. 2012 affirmation of that ruling by the Colorado Court of Appeals in Denver.  

The physicians, nurses and staff at St. Thomas More Hospital performed to the highest medical and professional standards in their care for Lori Stodghill on New Year’s Day 2006. All three courts supported the evidence in this case. That evidence demonstrated indisputably that nothing done at the hospital would have altered the outcome or saved the lives of Lori Stodghill and her unborn twin sons.  

The prayers and sympathies of the entire CHI community go out to the Stodghill family. 

People on the Move
National Staff
Duane Carbullido to director of enterprise reporting from information technology operations director, Alegent Creighton Health, Omaha, NE, effective April 19.

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