February 22, 2016 | Volume 5, Issue 8
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Ruth Brinkley Named to National Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare List

Leading national health care publication Modern Healthcare has named Ruth Brinkley, KentuckyOne Health President and CEO, as one of 2016’s “Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare.” The list recognizes health care leaders from diverse backgrounds who are shaping the future of health and wellness in the U.S. in a way that promotes diversity and inclusion, along with safety, quality and innovation.

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Cardio-Thoracic Unit Incorporates Culture Concepts into Patient Care

Culture Success Story: Everyone knows that nursing can be a tough job. Patients come to you when they are at their worst – scared, sick and often unhappy. But treating patients with patience and compassion is one of the hallmarks of KentuckyOne Health. Sometimes even the patients themselves acknowledge it. On the Cardio-Thoracic unit (3 East) at Saint Joseph Hospital, the nursing staff has really embraced the culture concepts, according to James Brown, senior HR business partner ...

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Culture Journey: Be Here Now

How well are you Being Here Now? This February and March, your leader will be revisiting the culture concept Be Here Now with you. Practicing this concept will help us to always provide safe, quality care and exceptional service. Be Here Now means freeing our minds, being fully present with people and activities and staying focused in the moment. We respect those we serve and those who serve (Reverence) when we are fully present, whether that be at work or at home.

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Volunteers Needed for Habitat Home Build in Louisville March 9-12

KentuckyOne Health is sponsoring a Habitat for Humanity home build on March 9-12. Join other volunteers giving of their time and talent (no construction skills needed!) to help build a house, build hope and build community! Learn more about soon-to-be-homeowner Yasir Al-Hussein and KentuckyOne Habitat volunteers in this short video.

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Every Lady Needs a Purse: SJMS Gives Special Attention to Homeless Women

Sister Janet Carr from Saint Joseph Mount Sterling recently initiated a special project for homeless women with a simple, but creative motto – Every Lady Needs a Purse. Sister Janet, staff and volunteers from the hospital collected gently used purses along with scarves, gloves, socks, toiletries and personal hygiene products for distribution to the homeless coalition and area shelters.

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First Step to Wellness Incentive is
Biometric Screening

The Healthy Spirit wellness program for 2016 is better than ever and wants you to be healthier – and at the same time keep extra money in your wallet! Did you know that completing a biometric screening and assessment will earn you a premium reduction if you are enrolled in the CHI Medical Plan? A full schedule of biometric screenings is now available and taking that first step is easier – and more rewarding – than ever.

Upcoming dates: Feb. 22-23 at Frazier, Feb. 24 at Our Lady of Peace, March 2 at Saint Joseph Jessamine ...

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What's your tip?

Pause Before You Print

Go Green with KentuckyOne, Help Cut Printer Waste The average office worker in the U.S. uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year. As part of Project GreenPrint, we are asking employees to be good stewards of our printing resources – simply, to think before you print. Conserving paper and ink not only helps improve finances, it protects the environment.

This week's tip: Don’t be a paper pusher—Archive emails and documents on your computer. If you absolutely have to print something, print black and white, double-sided.

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Taking it to the Heart Tour Continues through End of February

In recognition of National Heart Month, KentuckyOne Health launched a statewide initiative, called the Taking it to the Heart Tour, to train 35,000 Kentuckians in hands-only bystander CPR during the month of February. As part of the tour, hands-only CPR training is underway at various locations across the state. It's not too late to join in!

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More Headlines & Events

Jewish Hospital Enrolls First Patients in Groundbreaking Heart Trial

Jewish Hospital Offering Hip and Knee Procedures Performed with Highly-Advanced Robotic Arm Technology

Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Recognized for Quality, Cost-Effective Bariatric Surgery

LEARN: New User Interface Coming in March

Do You Access Citrix Systems and Applications Remotely (like Cerner, Allscripts, Meditech, PACS)? If So, You Must Enroll to Use Secure Remote Access

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

Sports Medicine Symposium at Jewish Hospital Feb. 27

Blood Drive at University of Louisville Hospital Feb. 29

Peace for Parents Seminar: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder March 1

Peace for Parents Seminar: Prevent Teens from Engaging in Negative Behavior March 2

Gala for Healing & Hope (Berea Fundraiser) March 5

Volunteer for Habitat Home Build March 9, 10, 11 or 12

Late Winter Epilepsy Symposium (CE) March 12

Aortic Stenosis Treatment Seminar (CE) March 16

Diabetes and Nutrition Expo March 19

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