January 19, 2015 | Volume 4, Issue 2

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KentuckyOne Employees Honor the Legacy of Dr. King through Acts of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King once said, “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” It’s in this spirit that KentuckyOne celebrates Dr. King's legacy today, during the federal holiday in his honor, and every day as we work collectively to bring wellness, healing and hope to all.

In honor of today's MLK Day of Service, our employees have shared their recent community service projects and random acts of kindness. Thank you for working together to make a positive impact in our communities.

Click here to view the many ways our employees have answered Dr. King's call to serve!  

Upcoming On-site Job Fairs: 
Jan. 22Jan. 27 | Jan. 29

Refer a Job Candidate and Earn Up to 4,000 Points 

Refer a successful job applicant to one of our most-needed jobs and you could earn 2,000–4,000 points in the KentuckyOne employee recognition program. While nursing roles are the greatest need to fill right now, referrals are welcome for all types of positions.  

Encourage friends and previous co-workers who display the behaviors and values of KentuckyOne to consider working with us. Then ask the applicant to include your name as the referring employee on his/her job application, and you will be considered for the referral points. Click here for a link to the referral points guidelines on the KentuckyOne employee recognition site.

Helping Leaders be Even More Effective

“Not everybody is born to lead. It’s a struggle, a challenge, something you have to commit to every day.” Author Tasha Eurich shared that observation after researching the traits of leaders in many industries.

Effective leadership is hard work. In response to your feedback, we are supporting leaders to be even more effective. By doing this together we will clearly demonstrate how we live our values each and every day.

Our leaders will share our vision more frequently: to transform the health care communities, care delivery and health care professions so that individuals and families can enjoy the best of health and well-being.    

Watch this space for highlights of articles we are sharing with leaders. The information will help you better understand the questions and concepts in the PCA questions this spring.

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." John Quincy Adams

Annual Leadership Excellence Awards Presented 

KentuckyOne Health has recognized three individuals for their outstanding leadership as part of the First Annual KentuckyOne Leadership Excellence Awards. The awards were designed to acknowledge leaders who consistently demonstrate and support the Purpose & Values of KentuckyOne: Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.

Awards were presented, in three categories, to Bobbi Harned (Executive Leader), Sherri Matheny (Frontline Leader) and Michelle “Patsy” Meiman (Emerging Leader).

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PolicyStat Library Aids in Policy Searches 

Have you ever wanted to review a specific hospital policy but were unsure of where to go? KentuckyOne Health's PolicyStat policy library is a searchable policy database available to all KentuckyOne employees. It is home to the most current, approved policies and procedures, both specific to your facility and policies that are standardized across KentuckyOne Health.

PolicyStat is accessible through many local intranet sites or you can access through Inside CHI. (Once logged on to Inside CHI, go to HR/Payroll connection and then choose the tab My Handbook.) From the homepage, you can search policies from other facilities or KentuckyOne by clicking the "Change Location" dropdown.

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“Widowmaker” No Match for Teams at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital

On Dec. 16, a number of departments and physicians at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital came together under a high-pressure situation to save the life of a young patient with an unknown and potentially fatal heart lesion.

A man in his late-30s came to the emergency department at Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital complaining of severe stomach pain. He was diagnosed with cholecystitis, or an inflammation of the gall bladder. Doctors recommended the patient’s gall bladder be removed. With no known underlying health issues, and after a number of pre-operative tests, including an EKG, the patient was cleared for the routine surgery. However, while the patient was being prepped for surgery, his heart stopped. 

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

Primary Care Physician Can Be the Quarterback of Your Health 

Time Management Classes Offered to Employees 

Free Smoking Cessation Class Begins Jan. 26 at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville 

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training to be Held in March on the U of L Health Science Campus 

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Events This Week  

Peer Interview Training Class at OLOP Jan. 21 

KentuckyOne Job Fair at Saint Joseph London Jan. 22 

Walk with a Doc at St. Stephen Family Life Center Jan. 24 

CME/CEU: Movement Disorders Video Rounds Jan. 26 

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