February 7, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 6

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Answers for You and Your Friends, Family, Patients About the Budget 

“As we continue our efforts to improve performance at KentuckyOne, your families and our communities are asking questions,” says Ruth Brinkley, president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health. “Our answers will send the clear message that though the challenges facing us in health care are great, we are taking appropriate action. We are on our way to becoming the KentuckyOne of our vision so we may achieve our Purpose – to bring wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.” 

"Read more" for the answer to a question some employees have been asked this week: What is behind the media coverage regarding our financial situation? 

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Earn a Reward, Designate Your Primary Care Physician by March 31  

As we work toward creating better health for the communities we serve, we also remain committed to helping you stay healthy. An important step in maintaining your health is establishing a relationship with a primary care physician. Make the most of your medical plan and designate an in-network primary care physician for yourself and your enrolled dependents. Act by March 31 and you could earn $20 in gift cards. 

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KentuckyOne Logo Now Has a Circle R 

KentuckyOne’s registration application for our logo was recently accepted, giving us greater legal protection for the logo. The logo now includes the ® symbol to assure full legal protection. Please begin using the new version. This is just one of the important guidelines in this week’s reference sheet available here. Others include allowing clear space around the logo and, in most cases, placing it on a white background. Our KentuckyOne masterbrand logo (without a facility or other entity name) is our primary logo and should be used in most applications.

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New Learning Site Launches for Employees 

KentuckyOne Health has launched a new site for employees at It’s a "one-stop-shop" for your learning and development needs. The home page showcases top learning stories, announcements and information on classes offered across the KentuckyOne system. Each page includes details on our learning and development programs for leaders and staff, GPS and Talent Review, mentoring, clinical education offerings, and learning tools and resources.  

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Good Catch: Jessamine RN Speaks Up for Safety, Prevents Wrong Medications 

Heather Olivera, a registered nurse at Saint Joseph Jessamine, noticed two medications looked very similar and were located next to one another in Accudose. She spoke up about her concerns to her Safety Coach and a decision was made to place the medications in different drawers. Her action prevented wrong medications from being given to patients. Good catch! 

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Culture Champion: Mark Milburn

Culture Efforts Have Unlimited Potential 

Mark Milburn has experienced culture-building efforts in his career, and he’s excited about the KentuckyOne program’s understandable, applicable format. “This is stuff your mom taught you. We just don’t usually focus on it in our work life,” said Mark, KentuckyOne vice president and culture champion. “The concepts are really all common sense types of things but are presented in a way that is easily understandable and translatable to the mission, vision and purpose of KentuckyOne.” 

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Marking a Milestone: Jewish Hospital Performed 100th TAVR Procedure 

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, marked the day of the 100th TransCatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure performed by the Heart Valve Clinical Team at Jewish Hospital. TAVR is a catheter-based aortic valve replacement procedure that offers an alternative to traditional, open-heart surgery in eligible patients. 

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Frazier Rehab Spinal Cord Injury Patient Profiled by Big 10 Network 

The inspirational story of Tom Morris, Indiana University strength and conditioning coach and former Frazier Rehab spinal cord injury patient, was featured on the Big Ten Network‘s LiveBIG program on Jan. 30, 2014. Tom suffered a spinal cord injury in a biking accident in 2012. Shortly after his injury, he came to Frazier Rehab Institute for inpatient care. Once his inpatient therapy ended, Tom decided to continue in the Outpatient Spinal Cord Medicine Program at Frazier.  

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Get Free Tickets to the UofL Women's Basketball Pink Out! Game 

KentuckyOne Health will receive 50 admission tickets to the UofL vs. Rutgers women’s basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m. This is the annual Pink Out! game and fans are encouraged to wear pink to support breast cancer awareness. Employees interested in attending for free must take action by Feb. 19 (first-come, first-served). Request tickets by contacting Kristen Faulkner

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Center Goes Red for Heart Disease Awareness; Heart-Healthy Events at Jefferson Mall and KFC Yum! Center 

KentuckyOne Offers Free Health Screenings at Macy's at Fayette Mall for Wear Red Day 

Are you Wearing Red Today? Show Us! 

Leaders to Gather for State of the System Update with Ruth Brinkley Feb. 21 

Annual Leader Training Announced for March 10 

Scheduling Under Way for Biometrics Screenings; Know Your Numbers and Earn a Reward! 

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Upcoming Events 

CANCELED: Habitat Build in Louisville Feb. 6-8
(New dates are March 13-15; Watch for sign-ups)

Body Talk Radio Show: Dr. John Olsofka (Louisville) Discusses Weight Loss Surgery Feb. 8 

Walk With A Doc at Saint Joseph London Feb. 8 

CANCELED: Walk With A Doc at Parklands Feb. 8 

Jean West's Medical Digest: JH Transplant Story Feb. 9 

Free Peace for Parents Seminar on ADHD Feb. 13 

Peer Interview Training (Lexington) Feb. 13 

Walk With A Doc at Iroquois Park Feb. 15 

Free Peace for Parents Seminar on Encouraging Change in Adolescents and Teens Feb. 20 

CEU Louisville: Bariatric Ergonomics – Transfers & Mobility of the Obese Patient Feb. 22 

Free Cooper/Clayton Facilitator Training, Louisville, Feb. 27 

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CHI News Update  

KentuckyOne This Week will include the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) publication e in each issue. CHI is a sponsor of KentuckyOne and will be sharing news of interest to all employees. 

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