August 24, 2015 | Volume 4, Issue 33
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Culture Journey: Energy

The eighth concept your leader will be sharing with you this August and September to help us achieve our desired KentuckyOne culture is Energy. Practicing this concept will help us to always provide safe, quality care and exceptional service.

A noted leadership and productivity expert contends that managing personal energy is more important than managing time. To manage our energy, we each need to find ways to better create positive energy in ourselves and share it with those we influence and provide care. Since energy is a feeling, one tool we have to help notice our feelings/energy is the Mood Elevator.

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The Art of Listening

Our culture concept of Listening, which your leader should have introduced to you this summer, encourages us to remember to Be Here Now as we interact with all of our customers at KentuckyOne Health – patients, co-workers, physicians and the broader community. Jeff Murphy, vice president of marketing and communications for KentuckyOne, shares with us his thoughts on Listening, and how important this concept is to excelling in our culture journey.

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Quality Through Immunizations

Ensuring immunizations of our patients, as well as our employees and medical care providers, is key to a healthy environment. Please watch for information soon about the mandatory influenza vaccine program this fall. All employees will be expected to participate in the program and comply with the policy. Additionally, a KentuckyOne team has recommended giving appropriate patients immunizations at discharge. This is based on the success of a pilot at Saint Joseph Berea.

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Get in the Game: Designate Your PCP

Football season is here, and no matter what team (if any) you cheer for, fans know that a successful season requires a good quarterback. Receivers, running backs and linemen are all critical members of the team – but it is the quarterback that essentially coordinates their talents to run the right play. The same can be said of your primary care physician. Keeping you and your family healthy – not just getting you healthy when you’re ill – is your primary care physician’s main goal.

Learn how to designate your primary care provider by visiting the My Healthy Spirit page on Inside CHI and choosing Your CIN.

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How Are You Going to Spend Your Recognition Points?

“There’s something for everyone in the KentuckyOne Recognition points catalog. Here’s my grandson enjoying the new float that I got with my points!” - Lisa Burris

At the end of its first year, the recognition program is reaping rewards for those participating. How are you going to spend your employee recognition points? Are you saving up for a camera or gas grill?

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2014 Winning Photograph - Glenn Hirsch, Thunder Over Louisville

Share Your Photography Talents

Participate in the second annual Employee Art Exhibition as part of the KentuckyOne Health Healing Art Program. KentuckyOne Health would like to feature your photographic images of our great Commonwealth. Send us your photographic images of Kentucky by Sept. 20. The exhibit will take place from October 2015 to September 2016 in the Jewish Hospital Chestnut Café. Employees may submit up to 10 photographs for consideration. Submit the images and a completed entry form ...

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What's your why?

Heart Walk: Spotlight on ITS

The 2015 Kentuckiana Heart Walk in Louisville is just one month away, and this year employees have been sharing their personal reasons for why they choose to participate. You can click here to see their “whys” and visit the KentuckyOne Heart Walk Team photo gallery. While many individuals from KentuckyOne have been sharing their “why” with us online, there are also whole departments that are committed every year to supporting the Heart Walk, including Information Technology Services (ITS).

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Do You Know a Nurse Who has Made a Difference?

Nominate a registered nurse by Sept. 8 for the UofL School of Nursing Florence Nightingale Awards. Tell us how he or she has impacted, improved, elevated or inspired a patient's health and the nursing profession. You do not have to be a UofL graduate to nominate or to be nominated.

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Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Volunteer Helps to Tackle Diabetes in Community

Diabetes is a chronic disease affecting millions, and Jewish Hospital Shelbyville has identified it as a key community concern. Volunteer and Shelbyville resident Mona Huff has diabetes, and she is making a difference in education, prevention and support for the other citizens of her community.

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Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Helps Kids ‘Build a Backpack’

On Aug. 6, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital teamed up with the You Before Me (UB4ME) Foundation for Build a Backpack Day at Hazelwood Elementary School. Funding provided by Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital allowed 75 kindergarten students to have a free “shopping” experience, including picking out a new backpack, school supplies and a new school uniform.

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Bike Trek to Shakertown; Join Our Team

KentuckyOne Health is proud to be a sponsor of the American Lung Association’s 30th anniversary of the Bike Trek to Shakertown, Sept. 19-21. Employees who enjoy cycling are encouraged to participate in the ride by joining the KentuckyOne Health Team. Support a great cause and have a spectacular weekend of cycling through gorgeous Kentucky countryside.

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Visit KentuckyOne at the State Fair!

KentuckyOne Health is offering free health screenings, demonstrations, opportunities to talk with medical experts and more at the Kentucky State Fair, open now through Aug. 30, at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. KentuckyOne has the largest exhibit in the “Health Horizons” area of the South Wing. Visit us! Review our daily schedule at

And enjoy the food, crafts, local culture, livestock, free concerts, games, rides and contests! (more)

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More Headlines & Events

KentuckyOne Telehealth Program Quickly Pairs Mental Health Patients with Help

KentuckyOne Nurses Helped ‘Pass the Cash’ to Co-worker Monique during WAVE3 News Segment

KentuckyOne Participated in Successful SummerWorks Program

Newsweek Lists ‘Top Cancer Doctors 2015’; Several UofL Physicians Recognized

Dr. Julianne Ewen Named Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Primary Care Physician Angela O’Quinn Joins KentuckyOne Health Martin Clinic

‘Splat Out Cancer’ Event in Louisville Aug. 29

Kentucky State Fair NOW-Aug. 30

Free Smoking Cessation Classes Begin at Saint Joseph Hospital Sept. 10

Free Cancer Care Prevention & Screening Event Sept. 12

Aortic Stenosis Treatment-FREE Webinar/CEU Sept. 16

Stroke Care Seminar at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Sept. 17

Kentuckiana Heart Walk Sept. 19

Bike Trek to Shakertown Sept. 19-21

Flaget Community Health & Wellness Fair Sept. 26

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