August 25, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 34

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KentuckyOne Signage Celebrations to Wind Down This Week 

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 has been traveling to the various locations, giving employees an opportunity to sign it and take selfies during on-site celebrations.   

Employees also have enjoyed snacks, games and fellowship around the big “K,” which will ultimately be placed on the headquarters’ building in Louisville. 

Big “K” Final Stops:
Aug. 26 at Medical Center Jewish South
Aug. 28 at Medical Center Jewish Southwest
Aug. 29 at Flaget Memorial Hospital 

It's not too late 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. 

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Watch KentuckyOne in Action at the Kentucky State Fair 

KentuckyOne Health offered health screenings, demonstrations and more at the Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 14-24. Watch a video recapping our wonderful team of volunteers in action at our exhibit. Thanks to everyone who supported our presence at the fair this year! 

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Jewish Hospital, James Graham Brown Cancer Center Make U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Hospitals' List 

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Jewish Hospital as one of the best hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery and James Graham Brown Cancer Center as one of the best hospitals for cancer care for 2014-15. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.  

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Service Excellence Training for Nurse Leaders Begins 

Patient satisfaction literature and data tell us that nurse leaders are key drivers when it comes to an excellent patient experience. Yes, we all play a role, but this influential group sets the stage for exceeding a patient's expectations. 

With that in mind, a laser-focused educational series began last week with nursing leaders. Taught by KentuckyOne Chief Nursing Officer Dr. Velinda Block and the management team of the Patient Experience Department, the series gives nurse leaders the tools they need to prepare the foundation for exceptional service within their department. 

This intensive, six-month series is being launched in phases across KentuckyOne. The series kicked off at Jewish Hospital and Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital and will continue monthly for the six months. The series commences next at Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East in October. Additional sessions then will be scheduled. 

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KentuckyOne Health Publishes 2013 Community Benefit Report 

KentuckyOne Health is committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve so that individuals and families can enjoy the best of health and well-being. Our purpose as an organization and our responsibility as a nonprofit health system make us accountable to the community for what we do each year to further this vision. We are pleased to share with you our 2013 Community Benefit Report.  

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How to Report Spam or Suspicious Emails 

If you receive spam or suspicious email messages, please use the process described in the How to Report Spam and Suspicious Emails Job Aid or Quick Reference documents located below to send the email to CHI's SPAM Reporting mailbox for additional research. 

How to Report Spam or Suspicious Emails Quick Reference
How to Report Spam or Suspicious Emails Job Aid 

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Take a Sneak Peek at the New Healthy Lifestyle Center Aug. 28 

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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SafetyFirst Great Catch: James Ross 

James Ross, a pharmacist at Saint Joseph Hospital, noticed a medication error on a patient’s discharge summary and used the "validate and verify" SafetyFirst technique to prevent harm.  

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Helen Hamilton Honored for 40 Years of Service 

On July 30, the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation held an event to celebrate Helen O. Hamilton, who founded the Saint Joseph Hospital Patient Representative Program in 1974 – and has been leading the program ever since! John Smithhisler, Saint Joseph Hospital president and central and eastern Kentucky market leader, gave Helen a gift to honor her 40 years of service.  

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Legacy of Life 5K Run/Walk 

Please join us to celebrate life and raise community awareness for eye, organ and tissue donation. The 5th Annual Legacy of Life 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, Sept. 13, at 9 a.m. at Iroquois Park in Louisville. This event is sponsored by KentuckyOne Health's Jewish Hospital and University of Louisville Hospital, and KODA. Register online

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

KentuckyOne Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Kentucky’s First Heart Transplant 

Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation Announces New Board Members 

University of Louisville Hospital Expands Forensic Examination Program to Offer Support and Gather Evidence for Victims of Domestic Violence

Zumba for the Heart is Sept. 5; Proceeds Support Kentuckiana Heart Walk Fundraising Efforts

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Upcoming Events 

Farmers Market at Saint Joseph Hospital Aug. 26 

Tai Chi at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Aug. 26 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Aug. 27 

Tai Chi at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Aug. 28 

Employee Open House: Healthy Lifestyle Center Aug. 28

Zumba for the Heart Fundraiser Sept. 5 

Costco KentuckyOne Appreciation Weekend Sept. 5-7 

CME/CEU: Movement Disorders Video Rounds Sept. 9 

2014 Patient Advocacy Conference Sept. 11 

Legacy of Life 5K Run/Walk Sept. 13 

Walk with a Doc in Bardstown Sept. 13 

Walk with a Doc at Parklands Sept. 13 

Community Event: Healthy Lifestyle Center Sept. 13 

Parkinson’s Disease Medication Mngt. Seminar Sept. 16 

Kentuckiana Heart Walk Sept. 20 

Walk with a Doc at Iroquois Park Sept. 20 

Smoking Cessation Class Begins (MCJSW) Sept. 23 

Walk with a Doc at Shawnee Sept. 27 

19th Annual Doctors' Ball Oct. 18 

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