January 3, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 1

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Purpose & Values Tour: Service with a Smile at Saint Joseph Hospital 

At Saint Joseph Hospital, Pim Kulriwes (right) serves meals to physicians, staff, patients and families every day on the “hot line.” During the Purpose & Values Tour, she shared her love of nurturing people through providing them with food. To see and hear more of Pim’s story as well as other employees from Saint Joseph Hospital, watch four video vignettes: 

I believe we are here to serve others.
Compassion is looking beyond the day-to-day. 
Offering hope to people in a world that seems hopeless
It is our calling and purpose to help the less fortunate. 

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Raise the Roof on a Habitat for Humanity Home in Louisville 

Help KentuckyOne Health build a healthier community by volunteering Feb. 6, 7 or 8 to raise the roof on a Habitat for Humanity home in Louisville. KentuckyOne is sponsoring the build of a Portland neighborhood home for Angel Richardson (pictured), who is working to fulfill her dream of home ownership for herself and her son. Sign up to volunteer at

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ULH | JGBCC Now Live on HR/Payroll Connection 

Employees at ULH | JGBCC now have access to HR/Payroll Connection. This is the new online location for pay statements, employee information, time off balances, benefits and much more. All KentuckyOne employees are encouraged to visit HR/Payroll Connection to ensure their name, address, emergency contacts and other information is correct for 2014.  

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Opt In to Receive W-2 Electronically 

If you provide consent — or if you have in the past — you may obtain your W-2 tax form for 2013 online through the My Pay tab of HR/Payroll Connection. W-2s will be available online starting Jan. 17. You must provide electronic consent by 9 p.m. ET on Jan. 12. Please note: W-2s for ULH/JGBCC employees will not be available through HR/Payroll Connection until next year. 

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On-demand Workshop Explains New 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan 

An online, on-demand workshop is now available to help you understand and make the most of the new CHI 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan. Presented by Fidelity Investments, the workshop explains plan features, key dates and how to make the most of the new CHI 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan. Follow this link to the online, on-demand workshop at your convenience. 

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Leadership Commitments in Action: Benny Nolen on Open Communication 

For Saint Joseph Mount Sterling President Benny Nolen, it is vital to “create an atmosphere of open communication so that people feel safe to openly share questions, any kinds of concerns and opportunities for improvement. I always want to foster that in every meeting that we have.” That’s how Benny sees the fourth Leadership Commitment

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Rick Smith Named Communications Director for KentuckyOne Health 

Rick Smith joined KentuckyOne Health as director of communications Dec. 9. Previously, Rick was system corporate director of marketing and public relations for Phoebe Putney Health in Albany, GA, a four-hospital network with 200 family medicine clinics and other points of care across a nine-county service area. Read more 

Other New Promotions and Appointments 

Elizabeth Walden to clinical communications manager for KentuckyOne ... Read more 

Denise Canales to assistant division corporate responsibility officer for KentuckyOne ... Read more 

Heather Lovelace to corporate responsibility officer for Saint Joseph London ... Read more 

Valerie Cloud to physician enterprise corporate responsibility officer for KentuckyOne ... Read more 

Marian Hughlett to division privacy officer for KentuckyOne ... Read more

Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

LEARN Integration Begins Jan. 3 

New Leader Pathway Program Begins Jan. 27 (Lexington) and Feb. 13 (Louisville); Register by Jan. 6 

Pharmacy Plus Benefit Communication to Employees in the Louisville Market 

May 10 Go-Live Date to Change for Cerner Wave 3 Facilities; Date TBA for Early Summer 2014

Under the Weather? Take the Proper Precautions, Follow Employee Illness Guidelines and Protect Others 

KentuckyOne Announces Spring Internships through the Office of Organizational Development and Education 

2014 Great Wolf Lodge Discount Announced for KentuckyOne Employees 

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Upcoming Events 

Smoking Cessation Class Starts at SJH Jan. 14 

Free Diabetes Prevention Program Starts at Flaget Jan. 14 

Health Benefit Exchange Enrollment Event at SMEH Jan. 16 

Health Benefit Exchange Enrollment Event at SMEH Jan. 18 

Health Benefit Exchange Enrollment Event at SMEH Jan. 30 

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. 

Robertson Named Market CEO for Nebraska and Southwest Iowa Network
After an extensive national search, the board of directors of the Nebraska and Southwest Iowa Network named Cliff A. Robertson, MD, SVP and market CEO of the network, effective February 2014. Read more 

Corporate Responsibility Education to Roll Out Jan. 1
Workforce education is an important component of CHI's Corporate Responsibility Program. For the 2014 compliance education, each employee must complete two courses in LEARN by March 31, 2014. Read more 

Designate Your Primary Care Physician
An important step in maintaining health is establishing a relationship with a primary care physician. All employees are encouraged to designate an in-network primary care physician for themselves and their enrolled dependents by Feb. 28, 2014. Read more 

Meaningful Use Timeline Change Won't Affect CHI
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed new Meaningful Use timeline that will extend Stage 2 through 2016 and begin Stage 3 in 2017 for providers that have completed at least two years in Stage 2. Read more 

VHS' ePharmacist Direct Serves More Hospitals
Virtual Health Services' ePharmacist Direct, based in North Dakota, now serves 27 hospitals, a number that increased 29% in the first quarter of FY014. Read more 

CHI Connect Starts Build of Next Era HR Operations
CHI Connect has started the build and implementation of the Next Era HR/Payroll Connection support model, which includes new technology and applications. CHI will bring the HR/Payroll Connection support center in-house ... Read more

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