December 12, 2012 | Volume 1, Issue 5

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  KentuckyOne Health Sponsors
'Thunder Over Louisville'

At a press conference Dec. 10, KentuckyOne Health President and CEO Ruth Brinkley announced KentuckyOne Health as the newest corporate sponsor for the 2013 Thunder Over Louisville event, the opening ceremonies of the Kentucky Derby Festival. KentuckyOne will serve as the first health care sponsor of the event.

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  Jewish Hospital Medical Center South is 'Best of Bullitt County' 

Community members voted Jewish Hospital Medical Center South the Best Medical Facility in Bullitt County, two years in a row. The Best of Bullitt County awards are presented by the local newspaper, The Pioneer News.

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  Paige Raque Continues Recovery, Begins Outpatient Therapy at Frazier

Paige Raque, the Penn State University cheerleader who fell 39 feet from a five-story window on Oct. 13, is on the road to recovery, beginning outpatient therapy at Frazier Rehab Institute. Raque suffered a broken pelvis and a serious brain injury as a result of her fall.

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  Flu Season is Here: Get Vaccinated; Turn in Documentation 

The CDC has reported that flu season is upon us and the vaccine has great coverage for the H3N2 strain that is circulating. It is not too late to receive your vaccine and we encourage you to call your local Employee Health Office. If you received the vaccine at another facility or are declining the vaccine, you must turn those forms into your local Employee Health Office. 

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  CHI Connect: Supply Chain Q & A Sessions in Louisville  

The implementation of CHI Connect, scheduled for Jan. 1, 2013, will require many changes to the way supplies and services are ordered for the former JHSMH. Attend a live Q & A session or webinar to learn about the changes taking place as a result of this conversion. If you currently utilize Lawson to request or approve orders, you will definitely want to participate in the Q & A.

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  HR/Payroll Connection Launches
Dec. 23 – Have You Finished Training?

Louisville employees must complete required training to be prepared for HR/Payroll Connection, which will be available starting Dec. 23. Access and complete your training requirements via LEARN by Dec. 23. HR/Payroll Connection is part of the new CHI Connect electronic system, and offers online access to your human resources, payroll and benefits information. 

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  Advanced Education Opportunities 

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and GlobalHealth Education have partnered to offer KentuckyOne employees one-stop access to top health care degree programs offered online. Now you can earn your associate's, bachelor's and master's degree, while maximizing past professional training and CHI's generous tuition assistance program. On-site opportunities to learn more are available Dec. 18-20 in Louisville.

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  Local Musicians Perform Holiday Favorites at Saint Joseph Hospital 

Enjoy holiday music throughout the halls of Saint Joseph Hospital this December. Various musicians will be performing seasonal favorites for employees, visitors and patients. Upcoming dates: Dec. 14, 17, 18    

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  Theme Basket Raffle Under Way 

The annual theme basket raffle is taking place this week through Dec. 14 across the former JHSMH organization. This annual event raises nearly $40,000 each year which helps Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's Foundation play a significant role in serving the 1.5 million patients the organization touches each year. Chances on the baskets cost just $1 each. View baskets and purchase your raffle tickets online.

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Advent Reflections Posted Online

For the Catholic facilities within KentuckyOne Health, there are Advent reflections being posted each week to KentuckyOne Online for your personal use or for use in your department meetings. Look under "Local News" and select your facility.

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  Holiday Meals in Louisville 

Please check KentuckyOne Online for the latest holiday meal times being offered this week. Some incorrect times were previously published. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope you enjoy this annual holiday tradition.

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Happy Hanukkah (Chanukah)!

  Follow Us on Twitter

KentuckyOne Health has a new Twitter account specifically for employees to keep up-to-date on breaking news, announcements and events. Follow us on Twitter @KYOneOnline. You can also find a link to our Twitter page from KentuckyOne Online, our employee news site

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