July 12, 2016 | Volume 5, Issue 28
You will find more—articles, photo galleries and videos—at

Volunteer Your Thoughts and
You Could Be a Winner

Have an opinion about how we can improve communications within KentuckyOne? We’re all ears. Be one of 300 KentuckyOne employees to share feedback about employee communications and you could be a winner. Employees selected for the KentuckyOne Employee Feedback Panel will receive a portable power bank for tablets and phones, and the chance to receive a wearable fitness tracker ...

Read More


ITS Transformation 646 Approach: Network and Server Improvement Efforts Underway

By fall, you should experience fewer IT outages, less slowness and freezing, and an overall improved user experience. Recent highlights of KentuckyOne Health Information Technology Services (ITS) infrastructure work include: The first phase of Local Area Network (LAN) remediation work is complete at Saint Joseph East and Women’s Hospital Saint Joseph East ...

Read More

KentuckyOne Responds to Recent
OIG Report Findings at ULH

This week, a working group at University of Louisville Hospital (ULH) submitted a draft action plan and response to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report issued following its recent on-site survey at ULH. Safety, quality, service and employee and physician engagement are the key focus of the proposed response. We respect and appreciate the OIG report findings and are taking the
report – and actions for improvement – very seriously.

Read More

SafetyFirst Great Catch: Dawn Russell

Dawn Russell, a medical imaging tech at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, met a patient who was scheduled for a CT exam with contrast. Dawn asked the patient if she had ever received dye before; and if she did, if she experienced an adverse reaction. The patient shared with Dawn that she had an allergic reaction to contrast materials once before and developed hives. The patient’s allergy was not noted on the order/information from the ordering physician ...

Read More

Speech Language Pathologist Recognized for Compassion and Competence

Brittney Skidmore, a speech language pathologist at Frazier Rehab, was recognized by a patient who wrote a letter praising the compassion and treatment he received after suffering a stroke. Joe Larin came to Brittney for speech therapy in August 2015. He had suffered a stroke and was working on goals with language issues, memory and attention. Unfortunately for Joe, in October he had a second stroke but this time he had the good fortune to be in Brittney’s office when it happened ...

Read More

Families and Summertime

Summer is a wonderful season for families. The weather allows many outdoor activities and the days are long and don't adhere to a strict schedule. Summer is also a great time for families to become stronger by enjoying fun activities together. Unfortunately, by July many parents complain, “I can’t wait for school to open … the children are driving me crazy.” Our Employee Assistance Program has creative ideas, articles and other resources located on their website ...

Read More

New Headlines & Events

Flaget Awarded Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission

New OneCare Central Live Website Supports Cerner and Allscripts

High Cholesterol Can Be Deadly for Your Heart and Brain

Participate in a Half Marathon Training Program July 27

Louisville's Annual NAMI Walk, Raising Awareness and Support for Those Affected by Mental Illness, is Aug. 13

SEE MORE! For all headlines, news and events, visit!

Have a story idea, comment or suggestion? Please send them to
Submission deadlines are every Monday for the following Tuesday's edition.