April 27, 2015 | Volume 4, Issue 16

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Have Your Say; Complete the PCA!  

Please take a few moments to complete the Performance Culture Assessment (PCA) employee survey, if you haven’t yet. You’ll find login instructions and a link to the survey in an April 13 email from, plus a reminder email sent last week. Your responses to the PCA will help KentuckyOne and CHI leaders make decisions and changes to make this an even better workplace.  

You also may win recognition points! When your facility reaches participation milestones at four points during the survey, 25-100 employees will be drawn to win 100 points each. The deadline to complete the survey has been extended to May 8

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New, Simpler Paid Time Off Plan
Coming Soon

Leaders will be sharing details with you beginning this week about some changes to our paid time off (PTO) policy. Please watch for opportunities to attend town hall meetings to learn more, including some essential steps you need to take this spring to prepare. The changes, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2016, will make PTO plans more consistent and equitable across CHI and KentuckyOne, and will also simplify administration. Most employees can anticipate little change in their PTO status. 

Please know that we remain committed to providing you with comprehensive benefits, including time off for your personal rest, relaxation, health and family needs.

You Spoke, We Listened!
Attendance Policy is Changing!

You've told us the KentuckyOne attendance policy is too stringent. We’re responding to that feedback and are pleased to announce a couple of changes, effective May 1, 2015. Specifically, the definition of tardy will be 7 minutes instead of the current 1 minute. 

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Dr. Pat Alagia on Assume Positive Intent 

Have you ever made an assumption about why a person is behaving in a particular manner, only to find out later that you were way off the mark? When we don’t know why people behave the way they do, we tend to make up assumptions that aren’t always positive. For this month’s culture concept focus, we asked KentuckyOne’s Chief Physician Executive Damian P. “Pat” Alagia, MD, to give us his insights regarding the importance of always assuming positive intent.  

He said, “While assuming positive intent is not easy and takes courage, it is a strategy we know leads to the best outcomes. We can only start with ourselves, but if we are successful as individuals at approaching our work from this perspective, then we, and those around us, will have the freedom to think creatively, collaborate openly, and solve challenges in real time, with innovative solutions.” 

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Purple More Prevalent as Exterior Signs Installed 

KentuckyOne Health off-site locations, including physician offices and hospital services, medical office buildings and service line facilities are being outfitted with new exterior signs and branding this spring and summer. This Phase 2 of the signage project is rapidly moving toward completion this summer. Nearly all of the exterior signs are completed for KentuckyOne hospitals. Plans are being finalized for Phase 3—interior signs at all locations. Work on this final phase is expected to begin in fiscal year 2016. The new signage at our facilities is a visual symbol of the integration of our system’s rich history in quality, compassionate care. 

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Kelsey Scenters Wins Daisy Award at Saint Joseph Berea 

Kelsey Scenters, RN, from Saint Joseph Berea, was recently named the recipient of the quarterly Daisy Awards program. Kelsey (right), who has worked on the Intensive Care Unit in Berea for over four years, was called a “hidden treasure” by her nominator, Bernice Baird (left), because she works the third shift. In her nomination, Bernice wrote that Kelsey is a “quiet but strong leader, serving as an outstanding role model, professional and skilled ICU nurse as well as a vigilant patient advocate.” 

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KentuckyOne Health Introduces Mobile Screening Program 

KentuckyOne Health is expanding access to preventive health screenings for Kentuckians through a new mobile screening program. KentuckyOne Health Mobile Screenings will offer preventive health screenings at various locations throughout the state. Employees are invited to get a special “behind the screens” look at the program on Thursday, May 7, from 1-5 p.m. A mobile screening unit will be located outside of the Jewish Hospital Outpatient Care Center. Tours, refreshments and giveaways will be provided. 

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Pegasus Parade Preview Party & Health Fair is Tomorrow 

Enjoy the splendor of the Derby Festival, free health screenings and education at the Pegasus Parade Preview Party on Tuesday, April 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center (South Wing C). Attendees will get a sneak peek of the floats and inflatables that will be featured in this year's parade on April 30. KentuckyOne Health is a contributing sponsor of the Kentucky Derby Festival Health Fair at the preview party. This event is family-friendly. Admission is free with a 2015 Pegasus Pin. The Kentucky Fair and Expo Center has an $8 parking fee. 

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Healing, Hope and Wellness for All Workshop 

Reclaim joy in your life and in your practice through learning about prevention and wellness programs for you and your patients on Saturday, May 9, from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jewish Hospital’s Rudd Heart and Lung Conference Center. Breakout sessions will explore the latest in nutrition, stress reduction, exercise physiology, and integrative medicine. Featured speakers include Ben Brown, MD, medical director of Ornish Lifestyle Medicine, Carl Middleton, vice president of theology and ethics at Catholic Health Initiatives, and Robin Youngson, MD, Hearts in Healthcare. Continuing education is available for nurses and physicians. 

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Events & Headlines 

KentuckyOne Health Partners Adding 10 Skilled Nursing Facilities in Lexington 

Teen Volunteers Needed this Summer at Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine 

Diabetes Prevention Classes Begin at Saint Joseph Hospital on May 5 

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

Take a “Behind the Screens” Look at the KentuckyOne Health Mobile Screening Program on May 7 

Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East Hosts Maternity Fair at Embassy Suites in Lexington on May 9 

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

Education Fair at Jewish Hospital is May 14 

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 

Join Lexington's Walk to Stop Diabetes on May 30 

Education Fair at Saint Joseph Hospital is June 11 

Several Opportunities to Walk with a Doc this Spring! 

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