August 18, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 33

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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.  

Follow the big “K” across the state at

Big “K” Next Stops:
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 of the signage celebrations can be found on our facebook page. 

Watch a video of the fun employees are having at the signage celebrations. 

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Visit KentuckyOne at the Kentucky State Fair Now through Aug. 24 

KentuckyOne Health will offer free health screenings, demonstrations, opportunities to talk with medical experts and more at the Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 14-24, at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. KentuckyOne will have the largest exhibit in the “Health Horizons” area of the South Wing. Review the daily schedule online

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Earn Points for Job Referrals 

Refer a successful job applicant to one of our most-needed jobs and you could earn 500 to 4,000 points in the employee recognition program. Please invite your family and friends to apply for KentuckyOne positions they are qualified to fill. If your referral lands a job, you could earn recognition program points depending on the position filled. Log in to the recognition program website here

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Redeem Recognition Points Now for Late Summer Fun 

Make your final weeks of summer even brighter! Redeem your recognition points now for sunglasses, picnic items, grills, travel and more. Click here for a short video about summer items in the online shop. Click here to log in to the recognition site and click the “Shop” tab to view the entire online catalog. 

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Virtual Library Launches 

KentuckyOne Health has partnered with the University of Louisville’s Kornhauser Health Sciences Library to create a Virtual Library. Now, clinical staff and employees will have quick, online access to research support from professional librarians, biomedical literature databases, evidence-based practice tools, evidence-based nursing literature and care planning tools, drug information, ebooks, and patient education materials from virtually anywhere.   

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New Healthy Lifestyle Center Opens at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth

KentuckyOne Health is launching a new concept in prevention and wellness with the opening of the second of three Healthy Lifestyle Centers providing medically supervised exercise, nutrition counseling, stress management and more. Employees are invited to an open house at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 4-5 p.m. 

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SJE Outpatient Surgery Delivers an Excellent Patient Experience 

Congratulations to Saint Joseph East's outpatient surgery team for completing the fourth quarter at the 99th percentile nationally with a top box score of 100 percent! These scores mean that 100 percent of patients surveyed gave the team an “always” answer on areas such as “overall rating of the hospital” and “courtesy and respect of patient care staff.” 

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SafetyFirst Great Catch: Lauren Thompson 

When Lauren Thompson, a radiologist at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, felt a patient's order was wrong, she used the STAR technique (Stop, Think, Act and Review). In doing so, she discovered there was, in fact, an error and thus ensured the patient received the correct procedure. 

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Food for Thought 

Have you noticed that more healthy food options are now available in your facility café? If you have, you might want to know that it is all part of KentuckyOne Health’s purpose to create greater wellness across the state – starting with our employees, patients and visitors. KentuckyOne has been working with Catholic Health Initiatives to implement a comprehensive food and nutrition services program, which includes offering more locally grown fruits and vegetables. 

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Heart Walk Raises Funds to Combat Heart Disease 

In support of the life-saving and life-changing work of the American Heart Association, KentuckyOne Health has committed to raise $75,000 for this year’s Kentuckiana Heart Walk in hopes of retaining the Hospital Cup once again. The event is Saturday, Sept. 20, at Waterfront Park in Louisville at 9 a.m. Be a team captain, donate to a co-worker who is walking or join a KentuckyOne team here

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Walk Away from Colon Cancer & 5K Run 

KentuckyOne Health is the premier sponsor for the 9th Annual Walk Away from Colon Cancer & 5K Run, to be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at Iroquois Park in Louisville. This annual event is hosted by the Colon Cancer Prevention Project. Festivities begin at 8 a.m. and the run/walk begins at 9 a.m. It costs $20 to register (includes T-shirt). You can walk leisurely, bring your dogs, or just donate! Join the KentuckyOne Health team! Click here to register. 

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

KentuckyOne Health Awarded $1.5 Million Grant to Support Lower Income Communities 

Our Lady of Peace Awarded $1.47 Million Grant for Adolescent Substance Abuse Program 

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

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

Nominate a Nurse Who has Made a Difference by Sept. 8 

ICD-10 Update: Oct. 1, 2015 is Required Compliance Date 

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Upcoming Events 

Kentucky State Fair Now-Aug. 24 

Farmers Market at Saint Joseph East Aug. 19 

Tai Chi Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Aug. 19 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Aug. 20 

Tai Chi Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Aug. 21 

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 

Open House: Healthy Lifestyle Center at SMEH Aug. 28

 CME/CEU: Movement Disorders Video Rounds Sept. 9 

2014 Patient Advocacy Conference Sept. 11 

Kentuckiana Heart Walk Sept. 20 

19th Annual Doctors' Ball Oct. 18 

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