April 4, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 14

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It's Time to Move Your Spirit

Life is busy, leaving little time to exercise. If you feel stressed, then our Move Your Spirit wellness theme is perfect for you. During second quarter, it's time to Move Your Spirit and "fit fitness" into your life. Take walks, use the stairs and choose an exercise plan that works for you. Plus, track your progress easily online or by using your mobile device. See what's coming on the My Healthy Spirit website.

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Volunteers Needed for Louisville’s “Give A Day" Event

KentuckyOne employees can participate in the 2014 Give A Day event by volunteering at Supplies Over Seas (SOS) on Tuesday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to Noon. We have space for twenty people to help sort donated medical supplies in preparation for shipment to destinations in countries where such supplies are scarce. 

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Becoming KentuckyOne
Questions & Answers for Employees

In light of the recent news around budget cuts, and how we’re adapting to the changing health care landscape, please review our next in a series of questions and answers for employees. This week’s questions pertain to the national ICD-10 extension and our Cerner go-lives, our timekeeping process and what constitutes full-time versus part-time.

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ULH ITS Technical Services Transitions to CHI Shared Services Model

ULH’s ITS service desk, client computing, voice/data, network services, data centers and server functions have begun gradually transitioning to CHI’s ITS technical services operating model. ULH employees should be aware of this transition, as some minimal changes in processes may occur and you may hear a different ITS Service Desk representative’s voice on the phone.

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Employees Required to Complete Disclosure about Physician Transactions

All employees need to visit the activity center section in HR/Payroll Connection and fill out a disclosure regarding physician transactions within the next 60 days. Click on the link inside the messages tab titled, “Physician Family Relationship Disclosure.” CHI’s Legal Policy requires employees to disclose immediate family member relationships to any CHI physician ... 

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Physician Practices Transition to CHIPS

Work will soon begin to transition employed practices in KentuckyOne Health into the Catholic Health Initiatives Physician Services Organization (internally referred to as CHIPS). CHIPS, a management services organization (MSO), is designed to deliver key business functions and physician management services through one, centralized organization supporting our ambulatory physician offices nationwide. 

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Have the Talk this April

April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day. We urge you this month to have the talk with your loved ones. What health care do you want and what don’t you want? Complete your own advance health care directive if you don’t have one yet. You’ll be better prepared to answer questions and assist patients in completing their own advance directives.  

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KentuckyOne Health Encourages Kentuckians to Join Organ Donor Registry

April is National Donate Life Month and KentuckyOne is encouraging Kentuckians to give the gift of life and register to be an organ donor. More than 120,000 people in the United States are currently on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant, which includes nearly 1,000 in Kentucky alone. Join the organ donor registry at

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Flaget Hosts Walk with a Doc

Flaget Memorial Hospital will give local residents the opportunity to exercise alongside physicians, have their health-related questions answered and receive complementary blood pressure checks at monthly Walk with a Doc events beginning April 12. Walk with a Doc events in Bardstown will take place at 10 a.m. every second Saturday of the month at the Old Courthouse Building downtown. Walk with a Doc is held at several locations in Louisville and in London.

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SafetyFirst Great Catch: Melinda Burton Speaks Up for Safety, Prevents Harm

Jewish Hospital Security Officer Melinda Burton escalated her concern over the delay in patient care. She was called to a medical emergency on the first level of the parking garage. A patient was found having an asthma attack. When she arrived on the scene, a transporter was there with a wheelchair, waiting for the medical emergency team. But the patient's condition worried Melinda ...

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Flaget Honors its Board-Certified Nurses

Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown recently celebrated Certified Nurses Day by honoring the seven board-certified nurses on its staff: Pat Russman, RN, Maggie Smith, RN, and Lena Campbell, RN, of KentuckyOne Health Cancer Care; Tammy Gibson, RN, of Case Management; Rebecca Reiter, RN, of Surgical Services; Michele Riley, RN, of Medical-Surgical; and Stephanie Bradshaw, RN, of Wound Care.

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5K Raises Funds for Saint Joseph London Employee Cindy Angle

It was a beautiful day for a run/walk on Saturday, March 22, as about 100 people showed up in support of Cindy Angle, long-time emergency department nurse at Saint Joseph London. Cindy is currently battling cancer and funds raised will help off-set some of the expenses she is facing. Organizers said they raised about $4,000 from the event.

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Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital Welcomes New Therapy Puppy

Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital (SIRH), a partnership of Frazier Rehab Institute, Clark Memorial and Floyd Memorial Hospitals, just welcomed a new puppy that will train to serve as a therapy dog at the hospital. The goldendoodle puppy was named Jozie with help from staff and the community in an online contest.

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See Impact of the ICD-10 Delay for the OneCare Schedule (click here)

Headlines from Across KentuckyOne

Saint Joseph East Becomes Second Facility in Kentucky to Perform Single-site Hysterectomy Procedure

Hand Transplant Anniversary to be Featured on Jean West's Medical Digest Sunday Morning, April 6 

Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Center Goes Blue and Green this April for Donate Life Month 

President Obama Signs into Law a Delay in ICD-10 

My OneCare Patient Portal Launched for Three KentuckyOne Hospitals on March 25 

Ruth Brinkley Honored at Business Women First Luncheon 

April Issue of Philanthropy News Published by KentuckyOne Health Foundations 

Dr. John Shaw Opens New Rehabilitation Center in South Korea This Spring 

Cancer Care Physician Joseph Lanzillo to Retire 

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Upcoming Events

Lunch & Learn Seminar-Parkinson’s Disease April 10 

Peace for Parents Free Seminar April 10 

Walk With A Doc at Parklands April 12 

Walk With A Doc at Saint Joseph London April 12 

Walk With A Doc in Bardstown April 12 

Gateway March for Babies April 13 

Go Red For Women Lunch & Learn in Prestonsburg April 15 

Parkinson’s Exercise Series Kick-off at SIRH April 15 

Luncheon & Panel Discussion of Women’s Health April 17 

Hats for Hope Event to Raise Funds for JGBCC April 17 

Flaget Baby Fair April 19 

Walk With A Doc at Iroquois Park April 19 

Walk With A Doc at Shawnee April 26 

Frazier Summer Fest and Larosa Loop June 7 

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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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