January 11, 2016 | Volume 5, Issue 2
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MLK Day of Service —
What Are You Doing for Others?

To further the devotion and commitment that the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., demonstrated to service throughout his life, KentuckyOne Health calls you to serve! You’re encouraged to participate in a service project anytime this month. Get involved and share with us by Jan. 25! Individually or with your co-workers, you can serve meals at a homeless shelter, organize a food drive, clean a neighbor’s yard or help someone in need.

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Help Rescue Lives on the
Taking it to the Heart Tour

KentuckyOne Health is launching a statewide initiative, called the Taking it to the Heart Tour, designed to train or teach thousands of Kentuckians in hands-only bystander CPR during the month of February, which is American Heart Month. Employees from all facilities interested in becoming trainers are invited to learn hands-only CPR and help during the tour stops across the state next month.

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‘Blue Chips’ Culture Concept Focuses Attention on Priorities

The culture concept your leader will be sharing with you this January is Blue Chips. Blue Chips are the most important aspects of our lives – faith, family, friends, and our contributions to our community. Betsy Wade, vice president and regional corporate responsibility officer, shares her thoughts about this critical concept that guides our professional and personal lives.

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Flu Vaccine Follow-up & Reminders

Thank you for your commitment to patient safety and health as demonstrated by your compliance to the mandatory influenza vaccine program. Our compliance rate as an organization is an amazing 99 percent (the 1 percent allows for those on leave). Remember, everyone should be wearing a sticker on their badge indicating receipt of the vaccine ("I got my flu shot") or an approved exemption (mask).

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2016 Paid Time Off Changes

Remember, changes to our Paid Time Off (PTO) plans (excluding executives and KentuckyOne Health Medical Group physicians) are coming the first full pay period in January 2016 – pay date Jan. 22.

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Healthy Spirit Wellness Program

The Healthy Spirit Wellness Program is back in 2016. Earn money for being healthy! Participate in a biometric screening, complete your Personal Health Assessment, or participate in My Healthy Spirit activities, and earn up to $450 ... 

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Changes to TB Skin Testing for Pilot Sites

TB skin testing is now due during your birth month if you work at Jewish Hospital, Frazier Rehab, University of Louisville Hospital, or are a corporate employee. Learn more about this Employee Health pilot program that begins this month and is aimed to increase our efficiency of the TB testing program.

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Saint Joseph Hospital Awarded Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification

Saint Joseph Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification. Saint Joseph Hospital was recognized after The Joint Commission experts evaluated the center’s compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements.

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Joint Commission Re-Accredits
University of Louisville Hospital

Congratulations to University of Louisville Hospital for being re-accredited by The Joint Commission for a three-year cycle. Surveyors visited the hospital last week and were very complimentary of the openness and transparency of the staff. In several weeks a single reviewer will visit the hospital again to evaluate the changes and improvements...

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Rabbi Dr. Nadia Siritsky to Speak at Community Jewish Healing Service

KentuckyOne's Rabbi Dr. Nadia Siritsky, vice president of mission, will speak at a Jewish Healing Service on Jan. 31 in Louisville for all in need of emotional, physical and spiritual uplifting. All in the community are invited.

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People on the Move

Ryan Parker Named Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for KentuckyOne Health:

Ryan Parker joined KentuckyOne on Jan. 4. Ryan will work to promote the purpose and core values of the organization by providing strategic and tactical leadership for all diversity and inclusion-related matters. He will be responsible for developing, implementing and measuring diversity and inclusion initiatives, and will lead the Diversity Leadership Council. Read More

Michael Nnadi Named Health System Director of Pharmacy for Louisville Downtown Medical Campus:

Dr. Michael Nnadi joins KentuckyOne Health on Jan. 11. He joins us from Novant Health, where he was vice president of pharmacy services for a 14-hospital health system in North Carolina and Virginia, overseeing both inpatient and outpatient pharmacy services for nine years. Read More

Government Correspondence Procedure

KentuckyOne has begun work on a project plan to systematically improve compliance, credentialing and billing functions throughout the organization. One of the linchpins for our success is ensuring that all government requests are forwarded to the appropriate parties in a timely manner.

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Leadership Award Nominations
Due Jan. 31

Know a leader who consistently models our purpose and core values? Nominate him or her for the KentuckyOne Health Leadership Excellence Award. Three levels of leaders are recognized annually: Executive, Manager and New Emerging Frontline Leader. Online nomination forms must be submitted by Jan. 31.

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More Headlines & Events

KentuckyOne Health Opens New Healthy Lifestyle Center at Saint Joseph Hospital

Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation Receives Grant to Help More People Enroll in Health Insurance

Pivot to Peace Collaborative to Help Decrease Violence in West Louisville

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

KentuckyOne Telehealth Seeks Employees for Pilot Program on Self-Managing Chronic Conditions

Aortic Stenosis Treatment Seminar (Earn CEU) Jan. 13

Get Tips for a Healthy 2016 at Saint Joseph London Bite Size Learning Event Jan. 13

21st Annual Debbie Waiz Endoscopy Symposium Jan. 23

Jewish Healing Service for the Community Jan. 31

Old Hollywood Gala (London Fundraiser) Feb. 13

Gala for Healing & Hope (Berea Fundraiser) March 5

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