July 25, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 28

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Volunteer at the Kentucky State Fair

Help support KentuckyOne Health at the Kentucky State Fair Aug. 15-25. KentuckyOne is returning as the principal sponsor and largest exhibitor of “Health Horizons.”

Approximately 60 clinical and non-clinical volunteers will be needed each day to staff our exhibit. Volunteers are needed for areas such as registration, health screenings, health information tables and assisting with our giant inflatable interactive heart – back by popular demand! 

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Volunteers will receive a FREE KentuckyOne Health T-shirt and FREE State Fair parking and admission. At the end of the fair, volunteers will be entered into a drawing for a $250 gift card and one of two $100 gift cards. The more shifts you volunteer for, the more chances you have to win!  

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Cerner Wave 1 Go-Live is Saturday 

OneCare Cerner Go-Live for Wave 1 facilities (Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Jessamine and Continuing Care Hospital) is Saturday morning, July 27, at approximately 3 a.m. At that time our physicians, nurses, clinicians and other caregivers will begin implementing Cerner, an advanced Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. This system will improve care for patients into the future and provide quick access to a patient’s medical record at KentuckyOne Health facilities. 

There will be a significant number of support and resource personnel in our hospitals to help assure things run as smoothly as possible Saturday and through the next several weeks.

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Work Underway to Fix ITS Issues 

Lots of effort is going into diagnosing and correcting what is causing computer system outages and other issues. Steps taken to address ITS issues include doubling the number of servers processing logons and credentials; enhancing monitoring of system availability and performance; conducting daily health checks of the system to anticipate bottlenecks before they occur; and developing an IT infrastructure maintenance plan to prevent outages. 

In addition, CHI ITS and Wipro have developed mid- and long-term plans to bring stability to our infrastructure. These plans include replacing out-of-date hardware and bringing in technical experts in areas such as Citrix and Microsoft. ITS Leaders are also reprioritizing work focusing on critical needs including OneCare and other programs. 

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Neva Francis, Tom Walton and Jo Carol Stephens Join Healthy Communities 

Neva Francis, Tom Walton and Jo Carol Stephens have joined the Healthy Communities Team, under the leadership of Allen Montgomery, senior vice president of advocacy and community health. Their work will concentrate on KentuckyOne Health’s focus to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve. 

Neva Francis, RN (top), was promoted to vice president of healthy communities for Lexington. In this position, she will develop and implement strategic initiatives that build healthy communities, reduce health risks and disparities, promote health equity and a just health system.  

Tom Walton (middle) was named system director of healthy communities and academic relations. A major focus of his work is supporting the development of initiatives that promote effective self-management of complex medical conditions especially in vulnerable populations. 

Jo Carol Stephens (bottom) was named manager of the Healthy Lifestyle Centers in Louisville. Thanks to the support of the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation, we are actively working to expand the existing cardiac rehab program based at Jewish Hospital into a full-service prevention and wellness program for patients, employees and community members. 

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3K Walk With a Doc & Breakfast 

As you know, KentuckyOne Health and The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement have teamed up to get Louisville area residents to “Walk With a Doc,” a free weekly walking program for anyone who's interested in improving their health.  

On Saturday, July 27, a special event is happening and you're invited to help represent KentuckyOne as we sponsor the 3K Walk With a Doc & Recognition Breakfast at Shawnee Park in Louisville at 8 a.m. After the walk, enjoy a free hot, full-course breakfast, a hot air balloon exhibit and more. Everything is free and all you have to do is show up! 

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London, KY's, Very Own Royal Baby 

The official royal baby may have arrived in London, England, on Monday, July 22, but there was a little princess born in London, Kentucky, on Monday as well! Sarah and Justin Carnes welcomed their baby girl, Macy Elizabeth, at the Saint Joseph London birthing center.   

In other baby news, the hospital’s recent addition of a shaken baby simulator will help educate new parents and the community about the devastating effects of Shaken Baby Syndrome. In addition to the Shaken Baby Simulator, the hospital recently acquired Noelle and Newborn Hal, a neonatal birthing simulator and training device that will help hospital staff practice how to treat and react to a variety of situations that can arise in labor and delivery.  

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Frazier Rehab Hosts Michelle Murray Performance  

Frazier Rehab Institute, part of KentuckyOne Health, will welcome Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation spokesperson and Nashville recording artist Michelle Murray for a special acoustic performance for patients and staff on Wednesday, July 31, at 11 a.m. in Frazier's 9th floor gym (220 Abraham Flexner Way). 

Murray’s song, “It Won’t Be If But When” is featured in the film, “My Finish Line,” the inspirational story of quadriplegic INDYCAR team owner and former driver Sam Schmidt. The documentary was filmed during the 2010 Indianapolis 500. Murray will tour Frazier Rehab Institute, perform a few of her songs and share some free DVDs of the film during her visit.  

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Question of the Week 

Did your manager review information with you shared during the June State of the System webcast for leaders? (This includes information about KentuckyOne Health's purpose and values, performance and plans.) 

Answer the five-second survey: 

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More Headlines 

UofL Wins Grant to Extend Mobile Mammography Services 

LEARN Deadline: Standard Time & Attendance July 31 

LEARN Deadline: HR Policy Training Aug. 1 

Support KYOne & Volunteer at the State Fair Aug. 15-25 

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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. 

July 25, 2013 

Note: ULH/JGBCC employees will not be able to access all of the links in this issue until they transition to the CHI Connect program. 

CHI Finance Begins to Implement
New Divisional Structure
For Information
CHI's Finance Group began to implement a new divisional structure that will reduce duplication and variation while strengthening analytical and forecasting capabilities. Divisional employees in finance will be informed of their job status by late July and will assume their new roles by the end of September.  

The new divisional structure supports objectives of Finance Transformation, which is part of CHI's Clinical and Operational Excellence initiative. Finance Transformation is a reinvention of the Finance organization, relying on process redesign, technology and cultural change to enhance effectiveness and support CHI in the Next Era of Healthy Communities. 

More information is posted on the Finance Transformation page of Inside CHI, in the “What’s New” section. 

New Investment Report Available
For Information
The latest CHI Investment Report is now available. The report is a quarterly publication that provides updates on the CHI Operating Investment Program. The CHI Investment Report includes commentary on financial markets and CHI Investment Program performance, specific information on investment managers and an update on social responsibility activities, such as the Direct Community Investment Program and shareholder activism. 

Latest Issue of OneCare's
For the Record Available 
For Information
A new issue of For the Record, an electronic update on CHI's OneCare program, is available on Inside CHI. 

Correction: People on the Move
Christopher Jones
was incorrectly listed in last week's issue as director of strategy and business development for the Fargo Division; his correct title is VP of strategy and business development for the Fargo Division.

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