July 21, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 29

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Ruth Brinkley, Kevin Lofton Among Top 25 Minority Executives 

Congratulations go out to KentuckyOne President and CEO Ruth Brinkley (pictured left) and Kevin E. Lofton, CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of KentuckyOne Health's sponsor organizations. Both Ruth and Kevin were recognized last week by Modern Healthcare in their 2014 listing of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare. This was Ruth's second time being named to the prestigious list. Kevin has appeared on all five of Modern Healthcare’s biennial lists of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare. 

Ruth attended the award program in Chicago on Wednesday evening, July 16. KentuckyOne's Deborah Burton, telehealth program manager, nominated Ruth for the award and attended the banquet program as her special guest.

The Big "K" is traveling to your town soon! First stops: July 25 & 28 in Louisville 

This just in! New KentuckyOne signage was installed on the Corporate Services Center building on 4th Street in Louisville July 15.

Watch for the Big “K” Traveling to Your Town Soon – Sign it, Take Selfies! 

The installation of the new KentuckyOne Health signage is beginning facility-wide across the state in just a few short days. As the construction and signage crews are hard at work, a giant seven-foot “K” from the KentuckyOne sign will travel to the various locations from July 25 to Aug. 29, giving employees the opportunity to sign it when it hits their town. 

The first stop will encompass several different opportunities for all downtown Louisville campus employees to participate in the signage celebrations. 

Friday, July 25: Jewish Hospital and Frazier Campus, 12 to 2 p.m., Rudd Heart and Lung Building (outside)  

Monday, July 28: University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Madison St. between hospital and cancer center buildings) 

At both locations, employees can pick up their hot-off-the presses “We are One” employee buttons and enter our Selfie Contest by taking their most creative picture with the “K." Refreshments will be available. 

Follow the path of the Big “K” here as it travels the state and watch for progress updates and opportunities to celebrate this milestone in our Becoming KentuckyOne journey. 

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Leadership Award Nominations Due Aug.1 

Know a leader who consistently models our purpose and core values? Nominate him or her for the new KentuckyOne Health Leadership Excellence Award. Three levels of leaders will be recognized annually: Executive, Manager and New Emerging Frontline Leader. Your nomination should include examples of the candidate’s commitment to our Purpose & Values, employee development and engagement, quality, safety, etc. Online nomination forms must be submitted by Aug. 1, 2014. Recipients will be announced Sept. 29. 

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OneCare Cerner Wave 3 Update 

The Sept. 6 go-live date for implementing the new Cerner electronic health record system is less than 50 days away! Our biggest challenge now will be getting everyone trained. Instructor-Led Training (ILT) is required for all users and began this week for non-physicians. If you haven’t already enrolled, please register through LEARN. Training for physicians/providers begins July 28. Training is critical to a smooth go-live.  

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Health Coaching Puts KentuckyOne at Forefront of Patient Care 

To bring wellness, healing and hope to all is the Purpose statement of KentuckyOne Health. As part of that mission, and with the support of the KentuckyOne Health Partners and the Clinically Integrated Network, KentuckyOne has launched a health coaching pilot program at four primary care physician offices. Dr. Ron Waldridge of Shelbyville was the first to embrace the program ...   

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Preview the advertising campaign!

New Cardiovascular Advertising Campaign Kicks Off for KentuckyOne 

As an established market leader in cardiovascular services, KentuckyOne Health continues to lead the way with new technologies and innovative new techniques for our heart care patients across the region. With each new first, we give more people a second chance at life. We have just launched a new cardiovascular advertising campaign that includes television, print, outdoor, radio and digital. 

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Guidelines for Employee-Volunteers 

Hundreds of KentuckyOne employees volunteer their time each year at events including the Kentucky State Fair bringing the valuable gift of health and healing to our community. All volunteer positions come with responsibility, and this includes following specific guidelines when the event, such as the fair, is sponsored by KentuckyOne. No employee should be pressured to volunteer for a KentuckyOne event. (Download Guidelines

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Crucial State Fair Volunteer Support Needed on Key Dates! 

Thanks to everyone who has signed up to support and represent KentuckyOne at the Kentucky State Fair Aug. 14-24! Urgent volunteer support is needed on the following days/times:  

Monday, Aug. 18 (morning shift)
Tuesday, Aug. 19 (morning shift) – Senior Day!
Wednesday, Aug. 20 (morning shift)
All Days, Aug. 14–24 (afternoon shifts) 

Learn more and sign up at Enjoy several perks and prize drawings! 

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Three Saint Joseph Facilities Receive Grants for Mammography Services 

The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, Saint Joseph Berea Foundation and the Saint Joseph London Foundation have received funding from The Lexington Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to benefit patients needing mammography. The monies received from Komen will provide screenings for underserved women and men through the Saint Joseph Foundation's successful “Yes, Mamm!” Program.  

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Mobile Mammography Unit will Travel to 4th Street Offices July 29 

The James Graham Brown Cancer Center's mobile mammography unit will be at the 4th street offices in Louisville on Tuesday, July 29 to perform digital screening mammograms for eligible women. Most insurance companies cover a screening mammogram annually at 100%. For an appointment, contact Debbie Feldbaum, 502.562.7033. This event is open to all KentuckyOne employees as well as contractors (Conifer, Wipro, etc.) 

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SafetyFirst Great Catch: Dorita Wilcox 

Dorita Wilcox, RRT, at Saint Joseph Martin had a questioning attitude and stopped to resolve a perceived issue and prevented a patient from going home without oxygen. Learn more about her great catch

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SafetyFirst Tip: Closed Loop Communication 

This Error Prevention behavior is about making sure that we give and receive accurate and complete information. We act on information that others give us, and our co-workers act on information that we give them. When we communicate poorly, inaccurate and incomplete information can lead us to make decision-making errors, or poor choices. 

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Rotating Exhibit in Berea Features Macrophotography by Local Artist 

Through Saint Joseph Berea's partnership with the Berea Arts Council, new works of art grace the hospital's hallways every six to eight weeks. The facility’s artist in residence, Debra Hille, coordinates the rotating art exhibits and says it's "about creating an optimal healing environment.” The current exhibit, on display through July 22, is of macrophotography and encaustic work by Madison County artist Michelle Hayden.  

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

KentuckyOne Health and Healthcare Clinic at Select Walgreens Launch Collaboration 

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Emergency Department Named in Memory of Neil Maxey 

Medical Imaging Employees Can Apply for a RSL Development Award Scholarship through July 21 

Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Announces Pat Campbell's Retirement; Reception to be Held July 24 

Employees Can Apply for a HealthCare Horizon Scholarship to Advance their Education through July 25 

Weight Awareness Program Begins July 28 in Louisville 

KentuckyOne Health Imaging Center in London Hosts Open House July 29 

Employees Can Enjoy a Discount to the New Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay this Summer 

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Upcoming Events 

Tai Chi Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast July 21 

Blood Drive at Saint Joseph Hospital July 22 & 23 

Tai Chi Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast July 23 

CEU: What’s New–Palliative Care/Oncology Rehab July 23 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast July 23 

Pat Campbell Retirement Reception July 24 

Walk with a Doc at Shawnee July 26 

KentuckyOne Health Imaging Open House in London July 29 

Farmers Market at Saint Joseph Hospital July 29 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast July 30 

SIRH Cookout to Aid Stroke Survivors Aug. 8 

Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest (Discount Tickets!) Aug. 9 

Farmers Market at Saint Joseph Hospital Aug. 12 

Kentucky State Fair Aug. 14-24 

Boots & BBQ Bash–OLOP Fundraiser Aug. 16 

Farmers Market at Saint Joseph Hospital Aug. 26 

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