July 3, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 27

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KentuckyOne Health Names Chief Financial Officer 

Randall (Randy) Combs has joined KentuckyOne Health as chief financial officer (CFO). Randy has more than 35 years experience in health care, including 22 years as a CFO for both faith-based and academic systems. Randy most recently served as executive vice president of strategic growth and CFO for Mercy Health System in St. Louis, Missouri.  

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Signature HealthCARE Partnership Announced 

KentuckyOne Health has partnered with Signature HealthCARE to bring a 20-bed skilled nursing unit to Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. The unit will help transition patients from short-term hospital stays back home or to another level of care such as a rehabilitation or long-term care facility. 

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KentuckyOne Joins Million Hearts Initiative to Improve Heart Health 

KentuckyOne Health facilities throughout the area are participating in the Million Hearts® program to increase awareness of heart disease and prevent heart attacks. The national campaign aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Help reach this goal and make your pledge at upcoming events: July 10 at Medical Center Jewish South and July 11 at Medical Center Jewish Northeast, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

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KentuckyOne Partners with Bluegrass State Games 

KentuckyOne Health is the “Official Healthcare Solutions Provider of the 2014 Bluegrass State Games,” the signature event of the Bluegrass Sports Commission. The event has a rich history of providing fun activities to get people outdoors and active and aligns with KentuckyOne's purpose to provide wellness, healing and hope to all Kentuckians. KentuckyOne will be a presenting sponsor of the Bluegrass State Games 4th of July kickoff event in Lexington. 

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Congratulations to Karen Owens – Safety Champion  

Karen Owens, RN, BSN, CRCST, CHL, CIS, FCS, system director of sterile processing for KentuckyOne Health in the Louisville market, was awarded a prestigious fellowship by the International Association of HealthCare Central Service Materials Management. Karen spent more than nine months researching and preparing her fellowship paper, which details our organization’s goals and strategies around reducing the practice of immediate use sterilization in the operating room. 

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Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation to Award Several HealthCare Horizon Scholarships This Year 

Don’t miss this opportunity! Scholarships are available for students in a variety of fields including nursing (undergraduate and graduate), allied health and radiology. Apply by July 25

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

KentuckyOne employees and their family members can receive a $13 discount on one-day admission tickets to the New Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay in Louisville, open now through Sept. 28. Tickets must be purchased online at ("read more" below for e-Kingdom ticket ordering instructions). 

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New Digital Mammography Suite Opens at Saint Joseph Berea 

On June 20, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to announce the opening of the new Merle M. Davis Digital Mammography Suite at Saint Joseph Berea. The suite, named in honor of beloved nurse Merle Davis, was made possible through a generous gift from the Davis family and through funding from the Saint Joseph Berea Foundation. 

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Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation Golf Tournament Raises $16,000 

The Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation hosted its 13th annual golf tournament on June 19 at the Mount Sterling Golf and Country Club. The event was presented by The Walker Company. This year’s event raised more than $16,000, with 100 golfers and 30 volunteers participating, to support mission and outreach programs at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling. 

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Staff First-Aid Medical Trailer and Receive FREE PGA Championship Passes 

KentuckyOne Health needs physicians and nurses to staff three first-aid medical trailers at the Aug. 4-10 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club. Volunteers will receive a FREE pass to the weeklong event! This event is completely sold out. 

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Volunteers Needed to Staff Our Kentucky State Fair Exhibit 

Approximately 30 clinical and non-clinical volunteers will be needed each day to staff our Kentucky State Fair exhibit, Aug. 14-24. Volunteers are needed for areas such as registration, health screenings, health information and assisting with our giant inflatable interactive heart. Enjoy perks and prize drawings! Sign up at  

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Boots & BBQ Bash Fundraiser 

Pull up your boots, shine your buckles and join us for some good ole fashioned fun at Our Lady of Peace’s Boots & BBQ Bash Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Gheens Foundation Lodge in Louisville. Proceeds benefit the Kosair Charities Children's Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace. The event will feature dinner and drinks, a silent auction, a DJ and live music. Wear your best “country chic" attire. Tickets are now available for purchase. 

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

Medical Imaging Scholarships Available 

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Dedicates Neil R. Maxey Emergency Dept. July 16 

KentuckyOne Health Organizational Development and Education Department Hosts Upcoming Education Fairs 

Volunteers Needed for KentuckyOne Health Aid Station at Ironman Louisville 

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Upcoming Events 

Tai Chi Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast July 7 

Tai Chi Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast July 9 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast July 9

 Education Fair in Louisville July 9 

Be One In A Million Hearts®–MCJS July 10 

Be One In A Million Hearts®–MCJNE July 11 

Walk with a Doc in Bardstown July 12 

Walk with a Doc at Saint Joseph London July 12 

Walk with a Doc at Parklands July 12 

Farmers Market at Saint Joseph Hospital July 15 

Neil R. Maxey Emergency Dept. Dedication at SJMS July 16 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast July 16 

Education Fair in Lexington July 17 

Walk with a Doc at Iroquois Park July 19 

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

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast July 23 

Farmers Market at Saint Joseph Hospital July 29 

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

Farmers Market at Saint Joseph Hospital Aug. 12 

Boots & BBQ Bash–OLOP Fundraiser Aug. 16 

Farmers Market at Saint Joseph Hospital Aug. 26 

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