December 20, 2017 | Volume 6, Issue 48
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Holiday Publishing Notes

This marks the last edition of This Week for the month of December. We will resume a normal schedule beginning the first week of January. Please note submission deadlines are always on Monday for the following week's edition, published every Tuesday. Remember, all non-volume sensitive areas are closed on Dec. 22, 25, 29 and Jan. 1.

KentuckyOne wishes employees a joyous holiday season. Thanks to everyone who will be working in our clinical areas, keeping our doors open to those in need!

Transaction Process Milestone

Yesterday, you should have received an announcement from Chuck Neumann, interim president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health, regarding an important milestone in the future of our divesting operations in Louisville and Martin, Kentucky. The full message is provided below, along with talking points to help you answer questions from patients, families and community members ...

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Celebrating Our Employees of the Year

As we wind down 2017, it’s time to recognize some of our extraordinary people – so extraordinary, that we’ve distinguished them as our Employees of the Year. The KentuckyOne Health Employee of the Year Awards recognize those who live out our values and go the extra mile. Congratulations to Sherry Blackburn (pictured left) for being named the overall KentuckyOne Employee of the Year, and to all of our facility winners ...

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As Live Meeting Retires, Get Ready for New Web Meeting Applications

Microsoft is shutting down its Live Meeting service for web-based meetings on Dec. 31, and we're busy moving to new applications that will meet our needs: Skype for Business and AT&T Conferencing. Find out more about this change and how to prepare ...

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Check Your LEARN Account for Assignments Due this December

With the holiday season in full swing, it's important not to lose sight of your mandatory LEARN assignments. The deadline to complete the 2017 Rapid Regulatory assignments, as well as the Annual Mandatory Education and Age-Specific Competency (if applicable), is Dec. 31. Get into the habit of regularly checking your LEARN account for assignments, so you are not past due ...

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Do You Have the My IT Support
Mobile App?

Remember, employees and business partners with a CHI email account now have on-the-go access from their mobile devices to submit tickets, check ticket status, get information about planned and unplanned outages, and more—anytime, anywhere. Are you using the app?

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Provide Online Consent by Jan. 7 to Receive Your 2017 W-2 and 1095c Forms

By Jan. 31, 2018, 2017 W-2 and 1095c forms will be available via HR/Payroll Connection for all employees who have provided consent to receive their tax forms “online only.” Anyone who has previously consented will not have to consent again. However, if you have not consented in the past, and wish to now, you can do so by Jan. 7, 2018 ...

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Send a Holiday Greeting through Our Employee Recognition Program

Log in to the KentuckyOne Health Employee Recognition website to send holiday greetings or a message of appreciation to your co-workers. Also, check your points balance and redeem points in the online store ...

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ITS Security Tip of the Week

The End of the Year is a Big Time for Phishing, so be skeptical of unsolicited emails, especially if they contain links or attachments, too-good-to-be-true offers, or requests for your personal or financial information. Also, don’t feel pressured by emails that urge you to purchase something – such as an insurance policy, trust, financial product or investment program – before the end of the year. Seek professional advice before purchasing such products online.

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Foundation News
Bourbon & Bluegrass Holiday Bash

The Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation is excited to share that nearly $90,000 was raised at the Bourbon & Bluegrass Holiday Bash, presented by Beam Suntory, on Dec. 9. This sell-out event supports Project Hope, a fundraising effort to expand Flaget’s Cancer Center and add 3D mammography to the hospital.

See photos from the evening here, and stay tuned for our plans in 2018! Thank you to our many donors and sponsors who made this event so successful.

More Headlines & Events

Local Group Spreads Cheer to NICU Babies at the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East

Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Hosting Blood Drive to Help Seriously Ill or Injured Patients Jan. 3

Saint Joseph Hospital 140th Anniversary Mass Jan. 24

9th Annual London Gala for Hope Feb. 3

5th Annual Berea Gala for Healing and Hope March 3

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