February 9, 2015 | Volume 4, Issue 5

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Have You Completed Your Biometric Screening? 

Follow KentuckyOne CEO Ruth Brinkley's lead and take a few important steps for your health by getting screened. The 2015 Healthy Spirit wellness program offers financial incentives to those who complete two tasks by April 30: 1. Complete your Personal Health Assessment and 2. Participate in a Biometric Screening (sign up today). Or, visit your primary care physician for a screening and make sure to download and complete this physician form

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Velinda Block on Appreciation 

Appreciation is the glue that holds teams together. For this month’s culture concept focus, we asked KentuckyOne’s Chief Nursing Officer Dr. Velinda Block to give us her insights regarding the importance of appreciation – appreciation for employees, physicians, our patients and their loved ones, and appreciation for one another. She said, "Every one of us has something to contribute. When someone is appreciative of what is unique to me, then that makes me feel like I am special. It changes my mood in a great way and I feel connected to the people I work with." 

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KentuckyOne Internal Branding Update 

It’s an exciting time as we continue to roll out our KentuckyOne brand. We ask that all practice/business managers update any outdated forms that are used in your office with the new KentuckyOne standards. We have an in-house printing company and a simple process to do this. When patients are completing paperwork, they should see the new KentuckyOne practice name and logo. This lets them connect our care with the larger brand, and begins to build awareness, familiarity and comfort.  

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Help Us Grow Our Caring, Quality Team 

Know someone looking for a health care career? Send them to KentuckyOne Health! We are continually seeking qualified RNs, clinical lab scientists, therapists and more. If you refer someone who gets hired into one of our highest-need positions, you may be eligible for up to 4,000 points in our employee recognition program. (That’s enough points for a GPS, diamond earrings, a 47-inch TV and more!) Candidates must list you as the referral source on their initial online application. Click here for additional referral program guidelines. 

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Core Values and Behaviors

Modeling Our Core Values 

Reverence, Integrity, Compassion, Excellence. Our values are on the wall in every KentuckyOne facility. Yet they are only words until we apply them to the work we do every day. We need to regularly model our core values. It’s not only measured in the Performance Culture Assessment; by modeling our core values we provide a more meaningful, effective experience for patients, families and the community. Watch for people demonstrating our core values, and share those examples with your co-workers. Need some tips on how you can live out the core values? Click here for a core values handout. 

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10 Tips for More Effective Email Content 

You know that sinking feeling: You’ve pressed Send and you can’t take it back. Too often we send emails without stopping to think about what the impression our message makes. If it is in email it could become public, causing embarrassment or worse. The prescription to treat this heartburn: Think before you send. Click here for 10 tips to make your emails more effective. This is the second article in a series about emails as professional business tools. Watch for more tips in the coming weeks or click here for more.  

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Help Build Healthy Communities with Habitat for Humanity 

KentuckyOne Health is sponsoring a Habitat for Humanity home for Ghazwan Nooh, left, and needs volunteers to help raise the roof on March 19, 20 or 21. You do not need home-building skills to participate, but a willingness to learn and take direction or assigned tasks. The deadline to sign up is March 9. 

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Cerner Upgrade Brings New Enhancements 

To improve workflows and allow more time with our patients, Cerner underwent a system upgrade over the weekend. You'll now notice newly added functions for allergy control in PowerForms, search field improvements, and Nurse Review accessibility in eMar. Download and share tip sheets detailing the enhancements to the Cerner system: Physician Provider Tip Sheet and Non-Physician Provider Tip Sheet

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Anthem Participant Data Compromised 

As you may have seen in the news, health insurer Anthem was the target of a very sophisticated, external cyber-attack which could potentially impact millions of Anthem’s customer data. We have been informed by CHI that this includes potential impact to employees located at KentuckyOne Health and Consolidated Health Services. Please note: No KentuckyOne Health or KentuckyOne Health Partners information systems were compromised during this breach.  

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Jewish Hospital and Frazier Transition Environmental Services In-House 

Jewish Hospital and Frazier Rehab Institute are pioneering a new way to provide environmental services (EVS). On Feb. 1, they officially transitioned to in-house EVS services and are well on their way to setting the standard for high quality, efficient operations through equipping people to perform in a quest for Excellence.  

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Saint Joseph Hospital Using Intraoperative CT to Support Decision-Making in the OR 

Saint Joseph Hospital can now use CT technology in the operating room during surgery for timely and informed decision-making. 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. On Thursday, Feb. 19, employees are invited to celebrate at a reception in front of the water wall in the lobby from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy demos, food, giveaways and drawings! 

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Ann Spencer Named Regional Director of KentuckyOne Health Partners 

Ann Spencer, RN, MBA, has been selected by KentuckyOne Health Partners as the regional director for the Louisville market. In this role, she will work with physicians and other health care providers to improve the health, wellness, and quality of care for populations or groups of patients.  

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Care Coordinator Marlessa Stark Given ROSE Award 

Congratulations to Marlessa Stark, care coordination, who was honored with the ROSE Award (Reflection of Service Excellence) at Flaget Memorial Hospital for the fourth quarter of calendar year 2014. Colleagues say, “Marlessa is a very dedicated employee who is someone you can count on. She talks with her staff about any issues they might have and will help find resolutions." 

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Leading the Way in Heart Care: Clinical Trials Lead to New Options for Care 

As we celebrate American Heart Month, KentuckyOne Health has a lot to be proud of, including continuing to lead the way in advances in heart care in Kentucky. KentuckyOne Heart Care across the Commonwealth is sharing expertise through clinical trials and advancements in minimally invasive heart care. In October of 2013, Drs. Nezar Falluji, Michael Schaeffer and Robert Salley performed the first MitraClip procedure in Kentucky at Saint Joseph Hospital. 

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

In Honor of Heart Month, Dr. Kendra Grubb Shares Five Things Every Woman Should Know about Heart Disease 

Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Temporarily Relocates Entrance to Emergency Department During Construction 

Annual Reports Released by Saint Joseph Foundations 

Palak Wall, MD, to Provide New Pediatric Ophthalmology Services at Saint Joseph East 

Diabetes and Nutrition Care Expands Across KentuckyOne

Saint Joseph Hospital to Hold Ribbon-Cutting for New 6th Floor Feb. 12; Houses Orthopedic and Spine Care 

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Events This Week 

Biometric Screening at Saint Joseph Hospital Feb. 10 

Massage Lunch & Learn at Jewish Hospital Feb. 10    

Time Management Class at SMEH Feb. 11 

Acupuncture Lunch & Learn at Jewish Hospital Feb. 11 

6th Floor Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at SJH Feb. 12 

Biometric Screening at Saint Joseph Hospital Feb. 12 

Biometric Screening at Saint Joseph Hospital Feb. 13 

Jimmy V Foundation Check Presentation (JGBCC) Feb. 14

Go Pink Louisville Women's Basketball Game Feb. 15 

On the Horizon 

Town Hall Meeting at Jewish, ULH Feb. 17 

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

Celebration for Intraoperative CT at SJH Feb. 19 

Town Hall Meeting at ULH Feb. 19                    

Parkinson’s Disease Lecture at Jewish Hospital Feb. 21 

Healthy Lifestyle Center Grand Opening Feb. 24

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

Saint Joseph Berea Gala for Healing and Hope Feb. 28 

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