February 29, 2016 | Volume 5, Issue 9
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Travel Promotion for Non-RN Referrals Coming to a Close

There’s only a few weeks left to be eligible for the special employee referral program travel promotion. If someone you referred to one of the key non-RN positions starts work by March 31, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a trip for two to Cancun, San Diego or Las Vegas.

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Recognition on the Go:
Mobile App Now Available

A new mobile app makes it “EZ” to connect to our employee recognition program. The “EZ Thanks” app is available for iOS and Android devices. Log in with your usual credentials and the App Code KYONE (all caps), then you’ll have access to all the usual activities—send peer-to-peer recognition, submit a PURL message, redeem points in the online store and more. 

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Are You Bilingual?
Sign Up for the Medical Interpreter Qualification Program this Spring

Use your foreign language skills on the job to benefit our patients and families. A program is available to qualify staff members fluent in a foreign language to interpret on an as-needed basis in their departments and facilities. Upcoming Courses: April 8-10, 15-17 in the Lexington area and May 13-15, 21-22 in the Louisville area.

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Read the New ‘KentuckyOne Nurse’

The winter 2016 edition of KentuckyOne Nurse is available now for online viewing. Recently published and distributed to nurses across our system, the current issue discusses how our nurses reach beyond the hospital to help patients navigate the health care system, improve their overall health and lifestyle, and provide care in their community.

View our Winter 2016 Edition

SafetyFirst Great Catch: Debbie McKim

Debbie McKim, a certified nursing assistant at Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital since 2006, developed an effective way to keep equipment cords out of the way. She began using Velcro strips to secure equipment cords to the frame of the patient bed, in order to prevent a trip hazard.

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Ruth Brinkley Delivers Dynamic Speech to KSU Students

"Turn the bumps in the road into building blocks," said Ruth Brinkley, KentuckyOne Health president and CEO, as she delivered an engaging speech to students as part of Kentucky State University’s African-American Living Legends Series. The series, held during Black History Month, is part of KSU’s Convocation, which invites notable speakers to enhance the intellectual aspect of campus life.

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Louisvillians Who Lead: Teen Artwork Exhibit at Our Lady of Peace

Louisville community leaders gathered Feb. 18 at Our Lady of Peace as part of the “Louisvillians Who Lead” art exhibit designed to encourage adolescents at the facility to imagine themselves in vital community roles. The exhibit featured artwork created by teen patients, who interviewed and photographed community leaders, and then painted portraits from the photographs.

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First Step to Wellness Incentive is
Biometric Screening

As part of the Healthy Spirit wellness program for 2016, completing a biometric screening and personal health assessment will earn you a premium reduction if you are enrolled in the CHI Medical Plan. Upcoming screening dates: March 2 at Saint Joseph Jessamine, March 3 at Saint Joseph Martin, March 4 at Saint Joseph Berea, March 8-11 at Saint Joseph Hospital ...

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Jewish Community Center Offers Fitness Membership Discount

Jewish Community Center of Louisville is now offering KentuckyOne Health employees a 20 percent corporate discount on membership. Membership includes complimentary fitness classes, fitness equipment, indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool and steam room as well as discounts on other family activities and cultural events.

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Pause Before You Print

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 call to action: Don’t print out meeting agendas, presentations or handouts. Email attendees a copy either before or after the meeting. Bring your laptop to show a presentation on-screen.

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Quick Survey: How's Volunteer Services at Your Facility?

In an effort to ensure volunteers are positively impacting patient satisfaction, please take a moment and tell us your thoughts. KentuckyOne Health Volunteer Services aims to do all it can to add value to the overall patient experience. Your input is appreciated. Please answer five brief questions ...

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National Dress in Blue Day is March 4

KentuckyOne Health is celebrating national "Dress in Blue" day on Friday, March 4. Employees are encouraged to wear their best blue to show their support for Colorectal Cancer Awareness. Dress in blue on Friday and tell your friends why ... encourage them to get screened! Information tables will be located at several of our campuses across KentuckyOne from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Easter Egg Hunt RSVPs Due March 9

KentuckyOne Health employees and their families are invited to attend an Easter Egg Hunt on March 19 on the grounds of Our Lady of Peace in Louisville. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. and the egg hunt begins promptly at 2:10 p.m. The event includes refreshments, prizes and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Please RSVP to Sharon Cook by Wednesday, March 9.

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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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J-Serve: Love is Respect Event

KentuckyOne Health is partnering with the teens of PACT in Action and teens from the Jewish Community Center of Louisville to hold a joint event on Sunday, March 13, to raise awareness about healthy relationships. Called Love is Respect, the event is part of the youth group BBYO's annual J-Serve social action day, and is intended for Louisville teens in grades 9-12. KentuckyOne's Louisville-market employees who may be interested in bringing their teens to attend, are welcome!

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More Headlines & Events

Virtual Reality, Robotics Give Stroke Patients a Boost in Rehab: Saint Joseph Hospital, University of Louisville Hospital and Frazier Highlighted in Catholic Health World

KentuckyOne Doctors' Day Celebrations

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

Dress in Blue Day March 4

Gala for Healing & Hope (Berea Fundraiser) March 5

Coaching in the Moment® Workshop for Leaders March 9

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

Late Winter Epilepsy Symposium (CE) March 12

J-Serve: Love is Respect Event March 13

Aortic Stenosis Treatment Seminar (CE) March 16

Diabetes and Nutrition Expo March 19

Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Louisville March 19

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

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