August 26, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 32

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Make A Difference: Volunteer at the Family Community Clinic

At KentuckyOne Health, we are committed to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all. One way we are living out our purpose is by improving access to health care through support of the Family Community Clinic (FCC), a facility providing free primary health care to medically underserved adults and children in Louisville. Since it opened its doors in 2011 on the campus of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Butchertown, the clinic has operated on grant funding and donations. What its low-income patients need most, however, is more health care volunteers. 

The clinic is currently open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, and Tuesdays from 5 to 9 p.m. The plan is to open the clinic for an extra shift, 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays. It will take 18 new volunteers to make that happen. Could you give your time and talent to bring wellness, healing and hope to all? If so, just complete a short application available at

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KentuckyOne Provides Funding for Habitat Homes 

With help from KentuckyOne Health, homes in Louisville’s Smoketown and Portland neighborhoods are being rebuilt and revitalized. Alice Bridges, vice president, KentuckyOne Health, made the announcement at a joint news conference with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Congressman John Yarmuth. 

The announcement was in conjunction with the city’s “Portland Pride” initiative to mark the progress of a major revitalization effort underway in the Portland area. This effort is focused on preserving home ownership, strengthening the neighborhood and increasing economic development opportunities in one of Louisville’s oldest neighborhoods. 

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Jewish Hospital Begins Surgery on Sunday Program in Louisville 

Jewish Hospital kicked off its participation in the Surgery on Sunday program in Louisville on Aug. 18 when 12 patients received colonoscopies at the Jewish Hospital Outpatient Care Center Endoscopy Suite.  

Surgery on Sunday, Inc., is a non-profit, volunteer organization that provides essential outpatient surgical services to low-income patients. Patients are referred from other existing organizations in the community, and all services and supplies are provided at no charge to the patient. Saint Joseph Hospital has participated in Surgery on Sunday since 2005. It was the first hospital to open its doors to the program. Surgery on Sunday is completely volunteer-driven; learn how you can help. 

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Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Mourns the Loss of RJ Corman 

Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation is mourning the loss of RJ Corman, the largest philanthropic supporter in Saint Joseph history. Among his many contributions, RJ Corman, along with the RJ Corman Railroad Group, provided funds to establish and build Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center in 2008.  

“Rick Corman and his legacy are so important to the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation and his friendship was very special for us,” said Barry A. Stumbo, president and CEO of the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation. 

This past April, Corman bestowed a generous gift to the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation to bring digital mammography services to Saint Joseph Jessamine. 

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Join the Louisville Heart Walk Team 

In support of the life-changing and life-saving work being done by the American Heart Association (AHA), our organization is committed to raising $75,000 for this year’s Heart Walk Sept. 21, beginning at 8 a.m., at Waterfront Park’s Great Lawn in downtown Louisville.  

Register to walk at Make sure you select the KentuckyOne Health team. If you have questions, contact Kim Bramlett, physician relations manager, heart walk company leader, 502.562.7041.  

Win an iPad! The AHA is offering a special incentive to KentuckyOne Health walkers this year. Between now and the end of August, any walker who raises money online will be entered into a drawing for an Apple iPad Mini. You will receive one chance per $25 raised.  

Golf Scramble A golf scramble is planned for Sept. 23, the Monday after the Heart Walk. The money will be pre-collected, so it will still count toward our goal. Click here for more event details and to download the registration forms. 

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Special Walk With a Doc Sept. 7 

The Parklands of Floyds Fork, one of Louisville's three Walk With a Doc sites, is opening another 680 acres of public green space in early September.  

As part of the opening festivities, park officials have invited KentuckyOne Health to host a special Walk With a Doc on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. beginning from the Festival Promenade in the newly opened area of the park. (The regular schedule for this walk is the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Egg Lawn).  

Park Opening Festivities:
Click here for a full schedule of the park opening events. 

More Walk With a Doc Opportunities:  

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KentuckyOne Health Gastroenterology Practices Team Up, Exchange Ideas 

On Aug. 8, KentuckyOne Health gastroenterology practices from both markets joined together for a dinner in Frankfort, KY. It was an opportunity to exchange ideas on how to better serve our patients. The evening was very beneficial and the physicians were interested in learning how the "other side" operated. They shared good ideas and took home different aspects of each other's practice.   

Top, left to right: Raja Kaikaus, Whitney Jones and Ben Evans with Midwest Gastro, and Jeff Tuvlin with Center for Gastrointestinal Health 

Bottom, left to right: Laurie Haas, Kathleen Martin and Susie Jennings-Conklin with Saint Joseph Gastroenterology Associates 

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Nominees Sought for SafetyFirst Outstanding Manager Award 

A SafetyFirst Outstanding Manager is one who goes above and beyond for safety, empowering their employees to practice safe behaviors. He or she encourages and supports SafetyFirst work and is involved with their Safety Coach program growth. 

Every quarter, a manager will be chosen for the award for each facility within KentuckyOne Health. During their daily safety huddle, the SafetyFirst Outstanding Manager will be presented a trophy they can keep in their department for the quarter. They also will receive a certificate of achievement along with treats for their staff members.  

Safety Coaches and frontline staff members can nominate managers for this award. The nomination form is available at (under “Resources,”
SafetyFirst). Complete the form and send it to your Risk or Safety department, or via email to Kristi Mock (fax 502.587.2520). The first round of winners will be announced this October. 

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More Headlines 

Strike Out Cancer Night/Louisville Bats Sept. 1 

Four De Lis Classic Run in Louisville Sept. 2 

Special Walk With a Doc at Parklands Sept. 7 

Walk With A Doc at Parklands Sept. 14 

Bike Trek to Shakertown Sept. 14-16 

Peace for Parents: Anti-Bullying Sept. 17 

Walk With a Doc at Iroquois Park Sept. 21 

Louisville Heart Walk Sept. 21 

Walk With a Doc at Shawnee Park Sept. 28 

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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. 

Note: ULH/JGBCC employees will not be able to access all of the links in this issue until they transition to the CHI Connect program.  

New Ordering Process for
Non-Project/Non-Capital IT Orders
For Information
In January, ITS Asset Management conducted an analysis of IT purchase orders and found that a majority did not follow the defined process, and therefore could not be tracked through a required proof of purchase. As a result, a new process was implemented throughout CHI on July 15. 

This new process requires all non-project/non-capital orders, which do not need project support, to be placed through the ITS Service Desk. This ensures contracted price protection and proper tracking of IT assets to create more efficient order fulfillment. Project/capital orders continue to go through project managers and site directors, not the ITS Service Desk. For more information, contact Terry Reed

People on the Move 

Market Leaders
Mike Watters to VP of legal services and senior counsel, Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, IA, from CHI corporate counsel, effective July 22. 

National Leaders
Susanna Laundy to VP of revenue cycle special projects from VP of operational finance, effective Aug. 19.

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