December 13, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 46

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An Extraordinary, Yet Ordinary Day

On Aug. 22, 2013, when most people were finishing up their day and preparing to head home from Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, six different teams of surgeons were scrubbing in. In one eventful and amazing night, Jewish Hospital’s physicians and staff performed six life-saving surgeries. Watch an amazing video, filmed by Mike McKune, capturing a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a rare event.

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Purpose & Values Tour Reveals Common Culture across the Commonwealth

The Purpose & Values Tour has been making video stops all across the Commonwealth capturing employees’ thoughts and insights about their work caring for patients, one another and their communities. What has emerged are wonderful, unique differences from facility to facility. Visit this link to see the Purpose & Values Tour interviews to date.

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Masterbrand Strategy Includes Logo, New Guidelines

KentuckyOne Health is still relatively new and not yet well known, according to our research. To overcome this, we are pursuing a “masterbrand” strategy that guides how we present our brand including our names and logos. KentuckyOne Health is our primary, overarching brand. It is represented by the KentuckyOne Health “mark” which is the distinctive large K with our name beneath.

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SafetyFirst Outstanding Managers Named; More Nominations Sought

A SafetyFirst Outstanding Manager empowers their employees to practice safe behaviors and supports SafetyFirst work. Congratulations to the first quarter, fiscal year 2014 winners. Every quarter, KentuckyOne will award a manager at each facility with this important award. Nominate someone today. The next deadline is Dec. 31.

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Take ITS’s Customer Satisfaction Survey 

What is your experience with services, support and communication from ITS? Were your ITS needs met in order to do your job? What works well? What areas or ITS processes can be improved? ITS wants to know how you feel. All users/customers (clinicians and-non clinicians) of CHI’s IT support and services are invited to take a 5-minute online survey; share your feedback by Dec. 17

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Observe Upcoming Holiday PTO Guidelines

KentuckyOne Health non-clinical employees are required to use PTO during certain seasonal holidays. This policy not only benefits the organization from a cost perspective, but it allows for employees to enjoy time off with their families. Upcoming observances include Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year’s Day. All offices and non-patient care functions will be closed. 

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New Promotions and Appointments 

Shane Fitzgerald to interim vice president of mission for Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital, Our Lady of Peace ... Read more 

Cynthia Cole to regional director of cancer care for London and Corbin ... Read more 

Nancy Bowles to operations leader for cancer care, Louisville market ... Read more

Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

SMEH to Host Health Benefit Exchange Enrollment Events 

Registration Open for Fidelity Investments Workshops 

ULH | JGBCC Leave of Absence Administration Changes 

KentuckyOne Influenza Requirements Due by Dec. 31 

PACT in Action Releases Summary of its Work to Date 

KentuckyOne Announces Spring Internships 

Outstanding U of L Nursing Alumni Nominations Sought 

Mobile Devices Must Be Encrypted by Dec. 18 

New Applicant Assessment Tool Launches Dec. 22 

Great Wolf Lodge Discount for KentuckyOne Employees 

ULH Leads State in Top Stroke Recognition from AHA 

JGBCC Receives Full Accreditation for Breast Cancer Care

SJE Pharmacy Program Earns Six-year Accreditation 

Medical Center Jewish South Named "Best Medical Facility"

Benny Nolen Named Chairman of March for Babies 

ULH Hosted KY's Joint Committee on Health and Welfare 

Flaget Hosted Community Forum on Lung Cancer 

Flaget Vigil Shines Light on Lung Cancer 

Fox Family Menorah Lighting Honored Beloved Nurse 

Brothers Provided Turkeys to JGBCC Patients 

Read News from Your Facility

Upcoming Events 

Annual Basket Raffle at Jewish Hospital Dec. 13 

Holiday Meal at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Dec. 13 

Holiday Meal at Jewish Hospital Dec. 13 

Walk With A Doc at Parklands of Floyds Fork Dec. 14 

Walk With a Doc at Saint Joseph London Dec. 14 

Holiday Meal at ULH | JGBCC Dec. 17 

Holiday Meal at ULH | JGBCC Dec. 18 

Health Benefit Exchange Enrollment Event at SMEH Dec. 19 

Health Benefit Exchange Enrollment Event at SMEH Dec. 21 

Walk With a Doc at Iroquois Dec. 21 

Walk With a Doc at Shawnee Dec. 28 

Free Diabetes Prevention Program Starts at Flaget Jan. 14 

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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. 

CHI Invests in National Specialty Pharmacy Network
CHI has joined Fairview Health Services, a nonprofit academic health system based in Minneapolis, MN, and Intermountain Healthcare, a Utah-based nonprofit health system, as investors in Excelera Corp. ... Read more 

TriHealth Signs Letter of Intent to Form Healthcare Solutions Network
TriHealth, Cincinnati, OH, has signed a letter of intent with St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood, KY, to establish Healthcare Solutions Network. Healthcare Solutions Network will be a regional health organization ... Read more 

Serving with Heart: Deanna Curry
To orphans in rural Zimbabwe, Deanna Curry, director of care continuum for CHI, is a caring volunteer who brings essential supplies across the border from South Africa. Read more 

Learn How to Apply for Scholarships
CHI employees are invited to attend a series of webinars on applying for scholarships. They will provide information employees can use to apply for scholarships at any school they are interested in attending. Read more 

FAQ: Business Travel and Entertainment
To help familiarize employees with the details of HR Policy #5, Travel and Entertainment Expenses, e will include answers to the most frequently asked questions. Today's question: How do I properly itemize alcoholic beverage expenses submitted through Concur? Read more 

New Q&A for Holiday PTO
Today's question: I don’t understand how the national office closure during Christmas helps save money. Can you explain? Read more 

New COE Resources Available
The new issue of Momentum, a monthly update on CHI’s Clinical and Operational Excellence transformation, is now available on the COE page of Inside CHI. Read more 

New Process for Identity Access Escalations
Identity Access Management (IAM), the Information Technology Services group that manages requests for new employee onboarding/access, changes in access and access to applications, has implemented a new Regional Access Escalation Process. Read more 

Information Technology Services Reminders
During December, CHI Information Technology Services reminds users to take the annual ITS customer satisfaction survey, encrypt mobile devices, use the new PC Quick Fix tool, select the right ITS Service Desk phone menu option, and manage your email box and share drive. Read more 

CHI National Office to Close from Christmas to New Year
As a cost savings measure to reduce the national office budget, the national office locations in Denver, Northern Kentucky, Exton and Fargo will close between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Read more 

IT Vendors Offer Discounts to CHI Employees
CHI employees are eligible for discounts on computers and tablets (for personal use) from CHI’s IT vendors. To see the discounts, go to the ITS Services and Resources page on Inside CHI. Read more 

Alegent Creighton Health Academic Medical Center to Move
The Board of Directors of the Nebraska and Southwest Iowa Network (the temporary name for the single organization being formed by Alegent Creighton Health, Omaha, NE, and CHI Nebraska) voted to ... Read more 

Reminder: New Phone Menu Options for ITS Service Desk
Save time by selecting the right ITS Service Desk phone menu option. The phone menu for CHI's ITS Service Desk changed at the end of October. Read more 

New Issue of For the Record
A new issue of For the Record, a monthly update on CHI's OneCare initiative, is available on Inside CHI. Read more 

People on the Move
Lenny Schmidt
from EPMO project manager III to director, data governance 

Stacey Carr to interim director and CHI privacy officer from division privacy officer for the East/Southeast Division

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