August 11, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 32

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Signage Celebrations Continue Across the State – We are One! 

KentuckyOne Health's new facility signage is being installed across the state. As construction crews are hard at work, a giant seven-foot “K” from the KentuckyOne sign is traveling to the various locations, giving employees an opportunity to sign it and take selfies.  

Employees also are enjoying food and fellowship at on-site celebrations around the big “K,” which will ultimately be placed on the headquarters’ building in Louisville. 

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Big “K” Next Stops:
Aug. 11 at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling
Aug. 13 at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville
Aug. 15 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
Aug. 15 at Medical Center Jewish Northeast
Aug. 18 at Medical Center Jewish East
Aug. 20 at Our Lady of Peace
Aug. 26 at Medical Center Jewish South
Aug. 28 at Medical Center Jewish Southwest
Aug. 29 at Flaget Memorial Hospital 

Help us mark this milestone in our Becoming KentuckyOne journey. We are One! 

Don't forget to enter our selfie contest. Show us your best KentuckyOne Health selfies with our new signage and win a prize. 

More photos from recent signage celebrations can be found on our facebook page. 

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Watch a Video of Employees Celebrating the New KentuckyOne Brand 

Take a quick peek at the fun employees are having at the signage celebrations across the state! 

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We Are One: Maintaining Our Heritage 

The new signage going up at our facilities across the Commonwealth is a visual symbol of the integration of the rich history in quality, compassionate care of our former systems. When the KentuckyOne Health board of directors approved and adopted a “modified” masterbrand strategy, they did so while recognizing the importance of our Catholic, Jewish and academic heritage, as well as the equity and allegiance to our facility names.  

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'No One Dies Alone' Celebrates 5 Years of Service at Jewish Hospital 

Through the efforts of volunteers, No One Dies Alone (NODA) provides a reassuring presence to dying patients who would otherwise be alone. With the support of the nursing staff, compassionate companions offer patients the most valuable of human gifts: a dignified death. In late July, NODA volunteers celebrated five years of service at Jewish Hospital. 

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SafetyFirst Great Catch: Julie Ham, RN, and Mark Banderman, CRNA

Julie Ham, RN, and Mark Banderman, CRNA, at Saint Joseph Berea used their questioning attitude to stop the wrong medication from being used to treat a patient–a medication with the potential to injure that patient.

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Send All Suspicious Emails to ITS Security for Review 

Any CHI/KentuckyOne employee who receives unsolicited (spam) or any type of suspicious email should immediately attach it to a new email message and send it to CHI’s SPAM Reporting Mailbox. ITS Security will review the email and notify you if the email is legitimate. If the email is determined to be spam or malicious, ITS Security will take steps to prevent others from receiving the same email. 

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Important Request for Citrix Users 

During the past few months, CHI's ITS Citrix team has upgraded the Citrix environment (including software and servers) to reduce login times, clear a backlog of issues and implement improved monitoring tools to provide better around-the-clock Citrix support to MBOs. To make sure these fixes are working, and to document any new issues that arise, the Citrix team is requesting that Citrix users call all issues in to the ITS Service Desk at 866.236.0441. 

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Practice Personal Safety: Be Alert to Your Surroundings, Use Common Sense 

With warm weather and summer in full swing, that means increased activities and more people outdoors. For KentuckyOne Health campuses and facilities, increased awareness of crime safety issues is a must. Practice the following safety tips from local security and law enforcement experts on how you can make yourself less appealing to street predators. 

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Calling All Artists! Show Off Your Work While You Help People Heal 

Are you artistic? If the answer is yes, now is your chance to have your work displayed in the Employee Art Exhibition, which is part of the KentuckyOne Health Healing Art Program. We invite you, as part of KentuckyOne’s team, to engage in the healing power of art while you share your favorite pieces. Applications for the Employee Art Exhibition will be accepted from Aug. 15 through Sept. 20. 

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It's Time to Fuel Your Spirit 

The third quarter wellness challenge is to “Fuel Your Spirit.” This four-week challenge, which kicks off Aug. 18, will help you take a closer look at what you put on your plate and introduce you to Healthy Spirit website logging tools such as the fruit and veggie tracker and food diary. Register now through Aug. 17 on the My Healthy Spirit website. Earn 50 wellness incentive points! 

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An Apple a Day ...  

In conjunction with the Fuel Your Spirit Challenge, the KentuckyOne Health wellness department is making it easier for you to get the recommended daily number of fruits to boost your wellness. “Free Fruit Fridays” has kicked off now through Friday, Sept. 26 in the cafeterias. One free piece of fruit (apple, orange or banana) will be given to any employee with a name tag who makes a purchase in the cafeteria. 

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The Next “Step” on Your Journey to Better Health 

Did you purchase a Fitbit and take the Move Your Spirit challenge? If you did, congratulations! Remember, when you continue tracking your steps daily you are continuing to develop healthy fitness habits. Now there is yet another great reason to keep on stepping. If you are logging your steps manually or via Fitbit sync, you can earn an additional 25 wellness incentive points when you reach the one million-step milestone.  

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Nominate a Nurse Who has Made a Difference 

In an effort to recognize the life-changing work of nurses in the community, the University of Louisville School of Nursing is honoring those who have lit up the world of others in a time of need – following in the footsteps of modern nursing founder, Florence Nightingale. The school invites the community to nominate a registered nurse for the UofL School of Nursing Florence Nightingale Awards in Nursing by Sept. 8. You do not have to be a UofL graduate to nominate or to be nominated.  

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Lecture and Demo on the CAM Therapy of Reflexology 

At the next Holistic Care Council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 12, Rory Foster, NBCR, will provide a lecture and demonstration on the CAM therapy of reflexology and the principles behind the science of this modality. Rory's class will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. in the Frazier 15th Floor Boardroom in Louisville. Everyone is welcome and 1.2 contact hours (CE) are available. 

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Boots & BBQ Fundraiser 

Pull up your boots, shine your buckles and join us for some good ole fashioned fun at Our Lady of Peace’s Boots & BBQ Bash Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Gheens Foundation Lodge in Louisville. Proceeds benefit the Kosair Charities Children's Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace. The event will feature dinner and drinks, a silent auction, a DJ and live music. Wear your best “country chic" attire. Tickets are available for purchase now through Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. Your support will allow us to continue to provide services to some of the most vulnerable patients in our community.  

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

Dr. Anthony Dragun and Diane Warner Elected to Komen Louisville Board 

Five KentuckyOne Health Facilities Receive Grants for Violence Prevention Work 

Costco to Hold KentuckyOne Health Appreciation Weekend Sept. 5-7; No Membership Required to Shop 

Take the CHI/GlobalHealth Education Needs Survey by Aug. 29 

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Upcoming Events 

Tai Chi Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Aug. 11 

Lecture and Demo on CAM Therapy of Reflexology Aug. 12 

Farmers Market at Saint Joseph Hospital Aug. 12 

Monthly Kronos Manager/Editor Training Aug. 12 

Tai Chi Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Aug. 13 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Aug. 13 

Kentucky State Fair Aug. 14-24 

Walk with a Doc at Iroquois Park Aug. 16 

NAMI Step Forward for Mental Health Walk Aug. 16 

Boots & BBQ Bash–OLOP Fundraiser Aug. 16 

Farmers Market at Saint Joseph East Aug. 19 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Aug. 20 

Leadership Lunch & Learn on Coaching Aug. 20

Walk Away from Colon Cancer & 5K Run Aug. 23

Walk with a Doc at Shawnee Aug. 23 

Farmers Market at Saint Joseph Hospital Aug. 26 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Aug. 27 

StrengthsFinder Class in Louisville Aug. 27 

CME/CEU: Movement Disorders Video Rounds Sept. 9 

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