February 16, 2015 | Volume 4, Issue 6

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Ruth Brinkley to Receive Louisville Urban League’s Champion of Diversity Award 

The Louisville Urban League will honor Ruth Brinkley, president and chief executive officer of KentuckyOne Health, with the Arthur M. Walters “Champion of Diversity Award,” the organization’s highest honor. Ruth will receive the award at the Louisville Urban League’s “2015 Mardi Gras Bash…Celebrating Diversity” on March 7 at The Henry Clay in Louisville. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in the promotion of diversity within the Louisville community. 

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Flaget Team Celebrates Sue Downs' Recognition by Becker's Hospital Review 

Sue Downs, president of Flaget Memorial Hospital, was recognized as one of “50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know” in Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading hospital magazine. The list contains 50 presidents, CEOs and administrators that dedicate their time to bettering health care in their communities and triumph in providing health care in rural or smaller towns. Flaget team members recently held a celebration in honor of Sue's recognition. Sue also serves as interim president of Saint Joseph Hospital. 

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Volunteer Your Thoughts and You Could be a Winner 

Have an opinion about how we can improve communications within KentuckyOne? We’re all ears. Be one of 300 KentuckyOne employees to share feedback about employee communications and you could be a winner. Employees selected for the KentuckyOne Employee Feedback Panel will receive a $25 Visa gift card and the chance to win an iPad mini (if you complete a series of surveys throughout the year). To volunteer, complete the online form by March 3.  

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PURLs: An Online Party for 5-Year Anniversaries 

Appreciation is an important part of the KentuckyOne culture. Our employee recognition program fosters that feeling by awarding a PURL (a personal web page) when you reach your five-year service anniversary—and every five years thereafter. Your leader will initiate the PURL, inviting co-workers and others to submit greetings to your PURL. On your anniversary you will receive a link to the PURL, where you will see the collection of messages and photos people have submitted. It’s an online celebration of your achievement!

Privacy: FairWarning Coming to Clinics and Wave 3 Cerner McKesson STAR Facilities Feb. 23 

To help safeguard the privacy of patient information, KentuckyOne Health clinics that use the Allscripts Ambulatory Electronic Health Record (AEHR) system and Physician Practice Management System (PPMS) and Wave 3 facilities that use Cerner and McKesson STAR applications will begin using FairWarning on Feb. 23

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Professionalism Makes Emails Worth Reading  

Junk or a jewel? It takes a nanosecond to decide whether to open an email. Following these tips can keep your messages from being sent to the Trash ... 

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Culture Corner: Appreciation – The Ties That Bind 

Carmel Jones, chief operating officer, central and eastern market, KentuckyOne Health Medical Group, recently used the idea of an “appreciation circle” with her group of directors and managers to demonstrate the core concept of appreciation. She said, “We used pieces of ribbon all connected which formed a visual connection to remind us how important it is to stay connected and form strong relationships." 

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SafetyFirst Great Catch: Debbie Bowling 

Imaging Services Multimodality Technologist/Clinical Coordinator Debbie Bowling, RT(R), CT, MR, BD, AART, had started a brain MRI on a patient when she noticed that a foreign body was showing up on the first sequence of images. The tech immediately stopped the exam, assumed ownership of the situation, and acted appropriately by contacting the radiologist and the physician’s office. She ultimately got an order for a CT scan, which showed a tiny subcutaneous metallic object in the left eyelid.  

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Healthy Lifestyle Center Grand Opening 

Join us as we celebrate the opening of another Healthy Lifestyle Center! The new location at Medical Plaza II, 250 E. Liberty St., on the downtown Louisville campus, will be holding a grand opening for employees on Tuesday, Feb. 24. The day will feature numerous free screenings, healthy lifestyle activities and prize drawings. Don’t forget – memberships are now available through payroll deduction. 

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You're Invited to Celebrate the New Intraoperative CT at Saint Joseph Hospital 

On Thursday, Feb. 19, employees are invited to a celebration in honor of the new Intraoperative CT at Saint Joseph Hospital. Join us in front of the water wall in the lobby from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy demos, food, giveaways and drawings! The hospital is the first facility in Kentucky and only the tenth in the U.S. to have this advanced imaging technology within the operating room. 

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Support the Statewide Workplace Smoking Ban for Kentucky 

On Feb. 13, the Kentucky House passed House Bill 145, which prohibits indoor smoking in businesses, places of employment and other listed public places. This bill will now be sent to the Kentucky Senate for consideration. KentuckyOne Health is singularly focused on improving the health of Kentuckians and believes this legislation will help to reduce the health and economic impact of tobacco use in the state. Please contact your state senator and urge him/her to support the Statewide Workplace Smoking Ban. 

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KentuckyOne Job Fair in Louisville 

KentuckyOne Health is hosting an on-site job fair on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 3 to 8 p.m. at KentuckyOne Health Medical Plaza I, 100 East Liberty Street, in Louisville. We need your help in referring terrific and experienced registered nurses. Tell your friends and make sure they know to list you as the referring employee and you could even be eligible for referral awards. For more information, refer potential new employees to our careers website at

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation STARS Gala Committee Grants $55,000 for Neuro-ICU Unit, Baby Health Services 

Kevin Lofton, CHI's CEO, Receives ACHE Gold Medal for Leadership in Health Care 

Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Offers Scholarship Funds for Saint Joseph Employees Enrolled in College 

Diabetes and Nutrition Care Expands Across KentuckyOne 

Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Needed in Louisville on March 19, 20 or 21

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Events This Week  

Biometric Screening at Saint Joseph East Feb. 17

Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Info Table, SMEH Feb. 17

Town Hall Meeting at Jewish, ULH Feb. 17 

Biometric Screenings at MCJSW Feb. 18

Go Red for Women Lunch and Learn in London Feb. 18

Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Info Table, OLOP Feb. 18

Biometric Screening at SJMS Feb. 19

Celebration for Intraoperative CT at SJH Feb. 19

Town Hall Meeting at ULH Feb. 19

Biometric Screening at Saint Joseph Berea Feb. 20

Heart Health Information at Louisville Cards Game Feb. 21

Parkinson’s Disease Lecture at Jewish Hospital Feb. 21

Walk with a Doc at Medical Mall in Louisville Feb. 21

Biometric Screening at Frazier Rehab Feb. 23

On the Horizon

KentuckyOne Job Fair in Louisville Feb. 24

Healthy Lifestyle Center Grand Opening Feb. 24

"Mother-Baby Connection" ULH Conference Feb. 25

Go Red for Women Lunch & Learn in Martin Feb. 26

Saint Joseph Berea Gala for Healing and Hope Feb. 28

Go Red for Women Lunch & Learn in Mt. Sterling March 5

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