July 3, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 25

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KentuckyOne Communication Vehicle Guide Available

Official KentuckyOne Health communication vehicles offer timely, relevant system news and updates. Standard, system-wide communications enhance information sharing and efficiency. Please use the official communication “vehicles” to stay up to date and share information. (Mass email distribution is discouraged; Facility-level communication plans are under development.) 

Find a quick description of our official KentuckyOne newsletters, websites and more on a colorful one-page quick reference. Click here for the Communication Vehicle Guide or visit (look under the "Resources" heading), where you also will find the comprehensive KentuckyOne Health Communication and Style Guide.  

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HR Policy Training Extension 

Employees now have until Aug. 1 to complete the mandatory LEARN training regarding the new KentuckyOne HR policies and procedures.  

Remember to complete this assignment no later than Aug. 1, to avoid any corrective action. The important information it contains will help you with your day-to-day work life. 

Note: Currently does not affect ULH/JGBCC employees


Check Your LEARN Account Regularly 

Get into the habit of checking your LEARN account regularly for assignments, so you are not past due on mandatory training. Modules are continually being assigned, and it's your responsibility to stay up-to-date. Access your LEARN assignments by logging onto Inside CHI, then clicking the LEARN link on the left side of the screen (under My Tools), or directly at

High-Priority Assignments: 

Safe Patient Handling Module Due July 15
(for direct patient care employees in the Louisville market) 

Standard Time & Attendance Upgrade Due July 31
(for managers and timekeepers across KentuckyOne) 

HR Policy Training Due Aug. 1 – deadline extended
(for all employees across KentuckyOne) 

Note: Currently does not affect ULH/JGBCC employees

Roberta Butler Honored with DAISY Award 

This week’s DAISY Award winner is Roberta Butler, MSN, RN, who is employed at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling. Butler was nominated by Women’s Care, Infusion and Chemotherapy Services, and Time Share Clinic Nurse Manager Shelly Sanders, RN, BSN. Sanders has observed Butler giving the exceptional care the national DAISY Foundation recognizes. 

"We had a retired physician who was a patient on the OB unit. This particular physician was not the easiest to work with back in her day. While on the unit, the patient was having a lot of respiratory distress and was afraid that she might die. Butler took care of her all day. When it came time for her to go home, the patient asked her not to leave her. Butler never hesitated to say yes. Butler clocked out and went and sat with the patient all night, and made sure she was O.K. until the next morning." 

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More Headlines 

Nursing Assistants: Become a Patient "Sitter" at SJE 

"24/7 Dad" – Free Fatherhood Classes Begin July 9 at SJE 

Blood Drives at SJH & SJE July 9 & 10 

Education Fair in Frazier Lobby July 11 

Walk With A Doc at Parklands of Floyds Fork July 13

Kentucky Science Center Employee Weekend July 13 & 14 

LEARN Deadline: Safe Patient Handling July 15 

Walk With A Doc at Iroquois Park July 20 

Cerner Go-Live in Lexington is July 27 

CEU Opportunity: Breathing & Postural Control July 27-28 

LEARN Deadline: Standard Time & Attendance July 31 

ULH Hosts Nursing Informatics Conference Aug. 2-3   

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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 5, 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. 

DOMA Decision, Contraceptive Regulations
and CHI Benefits
For Information
On June 26, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which deals with the definition of marriage, is unconstitutional.  

In addition, on June 28, the Obama administration released regulations for religious employers funding contraceptives. 

CHI will review both the Supreme Court decision and the regulations to determine what effect they may have on CHI’s employee health benefit programs, retirement plans and leave policies. CHI will provide more details when they are known. If you have questions in the interim, contact your HR team.

ITS Wants to Hear from Customers
Action: Complete and return customer satisfaction surveys
With the goal of improving service, Information Technology Services (ITS) is emailing a customer satisfaction survey to randomly selected ITS users. The survey takes just two minutes to complete, and the information collected will be used to make improvements and recognize positive performance. All responses will be confidential, unless the user wishes to be identified. Everyone who receives a survey is encouraged to complete it, with thanks from ITS. 

New Site for ITS Service Requests
For Information
On June 28, Information Technology Services (ITS) launched a simpler way to submit requests for ITS services and smaller projects. ITS customers can enter these requests via the new Request for ITS Services site, located on the ITS Services and Resources page of Inside CHI. 

The new site gives customers the ability to check the status of their requests at any time. A guide to submitting and tracking requests is available on the ITS Services and Resources page and the Request for ITS Services site. 

For immediate ITS support needs, including computer hardware or software problems, call the ITS Service Desk, 866.236.0441. Use the Request for ITS Services site for requests that involve short- or long-term planning for projects, as well as smaller work requests. For more information, contact your ITS site director, manager or national group liaison. 

CHI Comments on Inpatient Payment Regulation
For Information
CHI has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the policy-packed annual Medicare inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule. CHI joined with its national membership organizations in opposing new medical review criteria for inpatient admission, termination of medical education payments for resident rotations in critical access hospitals, adjustments to the components used to calculate the Medicare disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, and ineffective metrics added to quality improvement programs. CHI also voiced concern with CMS’ methodology to dramatically reduce Medicare DSH payments to hospitals. 

People on the Move
Market Leaders
Francine Sparby, RN
, to chief nurse executive, Alegent Creighton Health Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE, from VP for patient care services, Saint Francis Medical Center, Grand Island, NE.

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