July 28, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 30

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CHI CEO Kevin Lofton and KentuckyOne CEO Ruth Brinkley were among the first to sign the K, along with members of the Board.

Big “K” Debuts, Begins Statewide Journey 

The installation of the new KentuckyOne Health signage kicked off last Friday on the Jewish Hospital/Frazier Rehab campus. Employees celebrated by signing a giant seven-foot “K” from the KentuckyOne sign that will travel to the various statewide locations for more celebrations before being permanently placed on the headquarters' building in Louisville.  

Aside from autographing the K, employees are taking selfies for our contest, enjoying refreshments and picking up their “We are One” employee buttons during the on-site celebrations. 

Special thanks to the very first employees who signed the K, chosen for their years of service at Frazier Rehab and Jewish Hospital. 

Upcoming Signage Celebrations: 

7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Madison Street (between hospital, cancer center buildings 

Tuesday, July 29: Saint Joseph Hospital
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Nutritional Services Loading Area (next to the oxygen tank)
FREE Picnic Lunch! 

Wednesday, July 30: Saint Joseph Jessamine
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Supply Chain Department (outside, near back dock) 

Thursday, July 31: Saint Joseph East
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Outside, Between MOB and Hospital
FREE Meal in Cafeteria! 

Follow the path of the Big “K” here as it travels the state and watch for progress updates, opportunities to celebrate and event photos. Help us mark this milestone in our Becoming KentuckyOne journey. We are One! 

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Watch KentuckyOne AIDET Video

AIDET Online LEARN Lesson Due Aug. 1 

All KentuckyOne staff members must complete an online LEARN lesson covering the best practices of AIDET by Aug. 1. AIDET (which stands for Acknowledge, Introduction, Duration, Explanation and Thank You) is the KentuckyOne way of how we communicate with patients, families and fellow employees. This service excellence training module features an engaging video format that builds upon what your leader has already shared with you about AIDET. 

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Getting Better? Employee Feedback Improves Communications 

If you’ve noticed employee communications improving, thank the members of our KentuckyOne Health Employee Feedback Panel. In response to feedback this year and last, the KentuckyOne Health communications team has made several changes. The panelists are 350 volunteers from across KentuckyOne who complete online surveys about communications every four to eight weeks. 

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Jump Start Your Points Total for Recognition Program Activities 

Time to receive points! Complete your profile or honor a co-worker through the new online KentuckyOne Employee Recognition Program. You’ll be automatically entered in a drawing for 200 points if you fill out your online profile by Aug. 1. In addition, monthly drawings for 100 points are held for those who give and receive peer recognition. Click here to complete your profile and be entered in the drawing! 

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Please Note Email Address from Recognition Program 

Occasionally you will receive emails from the KentuckyOne Health Employee Recognition Program. The sender will appear as "” Please be sure this e-mail address is in your address book so it does not automatically go into your junk mail. Please read these notices; they are messages from our recognition program and contain important news and reminders.  

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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.  

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SafetyFirst Great Catch: Marie Washington 

Mental Health Worker Marie Washington, Our Lady of Peace, told a nurse she thought a patient placed his medication in his pocket. The nurse checked the patient’s pockets and didn’t find the pill. Marie still felt the patient had not taken the medication and had hidden it on his person. A second check was completed and the pill was found and removed. By having a questioning attitude, Marie ensured that contraband was found and removed, preventing a potentially harmful situation. 

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Two Nurses Lauded for Workplace Health and Safety Efforts  

Jennifer Carter, employee safety manager who supervises KentuckyOne’s Safe Patient Handling & Transitional Duty programs, received the President’s Award at the Governor’s Safety and Health Conference and Exposition for her commitment to occupational safety and health. The award was presented by the president of the Kentucky Safety and Health Network, Inc., Annette Calvert, who is the manager of Employee Health, Safety and Workers’ Compensation for KentuckyOne Health’s central and eastern market. Annette also recently was recognized with a national award. 

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Fuel Your Spirit and Earn 50 Wellness Incentive Points!  

If you have been participating in the Healthy Spirit Wellness Program, congratulations! You have moved closer to wellness throughout the year with quarterly challenges and incentives. The third quarter wellness challenge is to “Fuel Your Spirit.” This challenge, which runs from Aug. 18 to Sept. 4, will help you take a closer look at what you put on your plate and introduce you to Healthy Spirit website logging tools such as the fruit and veggie tracker and food diary. Registration opens Aug. 4 and ends Aug. 17 on the My Healthy Spirit website. 

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Fitbit Update: Keep Your Wellness Efforts On Track  

Congratulations to KentuckyOne Health employees! Almost 3,000 of you purchased Fitbits to log your steps and track your path to better wellness. Did you know that KentuckyOne Health employees have logged an incredible 239,203,396 steps? Now Fitbit has even more to offer including a MobileRun feature, an exercise logging and workout calendar, and a barcode scanner, meal shortcuts and an expanded database of 350,000+ foods for nutritional tracking. Don’t forget that when you track your food and exercise in your My Healthy Spirit website account, you earn wellness incentive points that save you money on health insurance premiums.  

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Be First to Shop at New Outlet Mall and Benefit JGBCC  

Have your tickets yet? The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass VIP preview shopping event benefitting the James Graham Brown Cancer Center is from 6-9 p.m. on July 30, the day before the center opens to the general public. Get your tickets before they're gone! Event and ticket information is available at 100% of ticket sales go to benefit the cancer center. 

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State Fair Volunteer Sign-ups End This Week! More Support Needed 

Thanks to everyone who has signed up to support and represent KentuckyOne at the Kentucky State Fair Aug. 14-24! The volunteer sign-ups end this Thursday, July 31, at 11:59 p.m. We still need your support! Learn more and sign up at Enjoy several perks and prize drawings! 

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

Saint Joseph Foundations Name New Board Members, Establish 2014-2015 Executive Committees 

Weight Awareness Program Begins TODAY in Louisville 

KentuckyOne Health Imaging Center in London Hosts Open House July 29

Leaders-Only: Corporate Responsibility, Privacy and Contracts Course Offered in Louisville July 30 

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Upcoming Events 

KentuckyOne Health Imaging Open House in London July 29 

Farmers Market at Saint Joseph Hospital July 29 

Corporate Resp., Privacy and Contracts for Leaders July 30 

CME/CE: Use and Disclosure of PHI in Research July 30 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast July 30 

Farmers Market at Saint Joseph East Aug. 5 

SIRH Cookout to Aid Stroke Survivors Aug. 8

Walk with a Doc in Bardstown Aug. 9

Walk with a Doc at Saint Joseph London Aug. 9

Walk with a Doc at Parklands Aug. 9

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

Farmers Market at Saint Joseph Hospital Aug. 12

Kentucky State Fair Aug. 14-24

Walk with a Doc at Iroquois Park Aug. 16

NAMI Step Forward for Mental Health Walk Aug. 16

Boots & BBQ Bash–OLOP Fundraiser Aug. 16 

Farmers Market at Saint Joseph East Aug. 19 

Walk with a Doc at Shawnee Aug. 23

Farmers Market at Saint Joseph Hospital Aug. 26

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