December 22, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 52

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Happy Holidays 

All offices and non-patient care functions will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25, and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. KentuckyOne wishes employees a joyous and blessed holiday season with friends and family. Thanks to everyone who will be working in our clinical areas, keeping our doors open to those in need throughout our communities. Due to the holidays, this marks the last issue of This Week for this calendar year. The next issue will be published the first week of January.

Culture Success Story: Mood Elevator 

Frazier Rehab President Randy Napier shares a heartwarming holiday story that shows us how our Mood Elevator truly makes a difference in our days. While serving at the holiday meal at Jewish Hospital, Randy was blessed by all the team members he got to see. He said, "The mood was extremely positive and everyone seemed to enjoy the day and delicious food." After his long shift ended, he was tired, hungry, his feet hurt, and he was behind in his daily  work duties. So, he requested a tray to go and started out for his office on the fifteenth floor at Frazier. When he stepped on the elevator, he began conversing with a lady on her way to outpatient therapy. She noticed his dinner tray and commented the food looked delicious. At that point, Randy offered her the tray of food. She was delighted, and said she had not had anything to eat all day. It was two o’clock in the afternoon. 

It’s easy to see in Randy’s story how the Mood Elevator truly made a difference. Our work days are sometimes a roller coaster. Maybe you begin in a low mood, perhaps a little depressed, exhausted from long hours and the holiday hustle and bustle. Your mood begins to lift, however, when you have a break in your day, see beloved co-workers, and have a fun opportunity to serve others. You perk up and your smile returns. Your Mood Elevator takes you up to optimistic; less stressed, and eventually you become understanding and appreciative.  

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Acts of Service —
What Are You Doing for Others?

To further the devotion and commitment that the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., demonstrated to service throughout his life, KentuckyOne Health calls you to serve! Our collective service is in support of the MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 19. You are strongly encouraged to participate in a formal or informal volunteer event. Capture your service contribution, describing briefly your volunteer work and those who participated, attach your photos, and email to LaVay Lauter by Jan. 15. On MLK Day, Jan. 19, we will share them in a Day of Service Online Photo Gallery. (Be sure to only photograph employees, unless you have documented consent from non-employees/community members.) 

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What’s Your Resolution?

Half of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution and we’re guessing many of you are too. Are you resolving to eat healthier? Lose weight? Spend more time with family? Stress less? Get organized? Be Here Now? Share your New Year’s resolution with us below and we’ll post a series of submissions on the KentuckyOne Health Facebook and Twitter pages. Just think, your resolution may inspire others to make positive changes in the New Year.

Healthy Spirit Wellness Program 2015 

What’s new? – No more points! The Healthy Spirit Wellness Program is back in 2015 with a few great changes. If you are eligible to participate, you will earn dollars in your pocket with the improved incentive design. You can earn a $150 premium reduction based on your participation in the Personal Health Assessment and biometric screenings. You can also earn up to $300 into a health account for each action taken or outcome achieved. Click here for more information and make a great start in the new year! 

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Staff ICD-10 Training Available Jan. 1 

Staff ICD-10 education will be available in LEARN starting Jan. 1. Education is assigned to the following staff/departments: Nursing, Laboratory, Radiology, Cardiovascular, Behavioral Health, Emergency Services, Long Term Care, Pharmacy, Surgery, Clinical Quality, Oncology, Human Resources, KentuckyOne Health Medical Group, Therapies (Rehab, Respiratory, PT, OT, SP), Sleep Lab and Nutrition/Dietary. LEARN assignments are due July 31.  

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SafetyFirst Great Catch: Amy Jordan  

At Saint Joseph London, radiology tech Amy Jordan was performing a CT scan on a patient’s chest when she saw something that didn’t look right. “I noticed the aorta looked a little larger than it should have,” Amy said. “So I went ahead and listened to my instinct and scanned farther down to catch the contrast media.” What she found when she scanned farther down in the abdomen was an abdominal aortic aneurysm—a balloon-like bulge in a blood vessel wall that could have ruptured, leading to massive internal bleeding—and possibly to death. 

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SafetyFirst Focus: ARCC Technique 

The safety topic of the month is the use of the ARCC technique to act on a concern: 

Ask a question
• make a Request
• voice a Concern
• escalate Chain of command 

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Auxiliary of Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Recognized for Support of ED Project 

Ground was broken in November for the official start of renovation and expansion of the emergency department at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville. At its completion, the new emergency department will have a new footprint of well over 19,000 square feet, and significantly improve its capacity to meet the growing demand for the 176,000 residents of South Louisville. The Auxiliary has worked tirelessly over a six-year period and raised $390,000 toward the cost of the project. 

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Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Continues Tradition of Helping Those in Need 

Each year, employees at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital collect canned food items and toys to help families during the holiday season. Hospital employees nominate families in the community, and sometimes other employees, who need a helping hand to receive the gifts. Items are collected and delivered just before Christmas each year. This year, the program helped to fully meet the food and toy needs of 22 local families.  

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

Fox Family Lights Hanukkah Candles at Medical Center Jewish East 

Wreath Decoration Contest Winners Announced at Flaget 

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Nativity Blessing at Flaget 

Santa, the Missus Make Early Visit to Saint Joseph London 

Frazier Receives National Attention at Annual Assembly of Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehab in San Diego 

Saint Joseph London and Laurel County Library to Continue "Bite Size Learning" Series in 2015 

Nurses Asked to Take a Short Survey through LEARN about Educational Challenges and Needs 

Travis Burgett to Transition to Prominence Health 

Reed Group Announces Holiday Schedule 

Be Mindful of Holiday Eating to Avoid Seasonal Weight Gain 

Holidays Can Be Challenging for Those with Depression 

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Upcoming Events 

Walk with a Doc at St. Stephen Family Life Center Dec. 27 

Time Management Class at ULH Jan. 12 

Peer Interview Training Class at SJH Jan. 12 

Peer Interview Training Class at OLOP Jan. 21 

Time Management Class at OLOP Jan. 27 

Time Management Class at JH/Frazier Jan. 29 

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