June 20, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 25

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Becoming KentuckyOne: Changing How We Care for Patients 

Ellen Loudermilk, RN, has a unique kind of personality that makes her a great health coach. According to her patient and KentuckyOne employee John Kim, “Ellen lends an empathetic ear but at the same time she is persistent in holding people accountable and motivating them to make healthy lifestyle changes.” Ellen is one of four health coaches who are part of a pilot project launched in March by KentuckyOne Health Partners and as part of the Care Management Redesign Initiative.  

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Two-factor Authentication Enforcement Postponed 

The two-factor authentication enforcement, originally set for today, June 20, is being postponed. ITS is postponing the June 20 enforcement date to use an implementation approach that involves working on a location-by-location basis. This will allow time for engagement with local clinical support to help enroll users and to provide them with hands-on training to address user problems encountered during enrollment and initial use. 

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Show Appreciation through New Employee Recognition Program 

Send a thumbs up for a job well done or celebrate a co-worker’s anniversary through the new online KentuckyOne Health Employee Recognition Program. You will receive an email by June 26 with login details. Give recognition and earn points that can be redeemed for thousands of items. The new program supports our culture of appreciation and recognition as we become a mission-driven, high-performing organization. 

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Carol Dwyer to Host Nursing Roundtable at Saint Joseph Hospital  

All nursing staff members at Saint Joseph Hospital are invited to attend a Nursing Roundtable next week, June 24-25, hosted by Carol Dwyer, vice president of patient care services. Each session will last one hour and be held in the Blakely Auditorium: Tuesday, June 24, 8 a.m.; Tuesday, June 24, 10 p.m.; and Wednesday, June 25, 2 p.m.

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Good Catch: Pharmacist James Ross Ensures Patient Gets Proper Medication 

While reviewing a patient’s echocardiogram, Saint Joseph Hospital Pharmacist James Ross noted it reported a thrombus located in the patient’s left ventricle; however, the pharmacist did not see anticoagulant on the patient’s medication list. The pharmacist notified the cardiology APRN who immediately called the cardiologist. The cardiologist thus gave an order to start the patient on Eliquis to treat the identified heart thrombus. 

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KentuckyOne Receives Multiple Honors from the American Heart Association 

KentuckyOne Health’s Louisville market facilities received three honors from the American Heart Association at the nonprofit’s annual awards luncheon, earning recognition for excellence in heart and stroke care (Jewish Hospital and University of Louisville Hospital), as well as employee wellness initiatives. 

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OLOP Celebrates 2014 KHA Award 

On June 5, Our Lady of Peace held a team member celebration for their 2014 Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Quality Award. The award recognized the facility's commitment to highly reliable, exceptional quality, patient-centered care, specifically pertaining to the organization-wide SafetyFirst initiative. Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph Martin also received 2014 KHA Quality Awards. 

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Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital to Celebrate 20-year Anniversary with Luau 

When a child has brain injury from a car accident–when a woman suffers a debilitating stroke–when a man undergoes hip replacement surgery–or when an elderly person is struggling with Parkinson’s, their journey through the healing process can be extremely challenging. But in southern Indiana, these patients and their families have a strong, caring ally to help them recover: Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital (SIRH). This year marks the 20th anniversary for SIRH. The staff will be honored today, June 20, with a Hawaiian luau, complete with luscious foods and games. 

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Volunteers Needed for Ironman Louisville 

The Ironman Louisville is coming back on August 24, and for the second year, KentuckyOne Health is sponsoring an aid station to support the event. By managing an aid station, Ironman will give money to the Frazier Rehab Ironman Housing Fund. The fund is designed to meet housing, transportation and quality of life needs for patients at Frazier Rehab. At least 80 volunteers will be needed to step up and take part in the aid stop team and cheer the athletes on as they cover the 140.6 mile course.  

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Healthy Spirit: End of Quarter Nearing …Have You Earned Your 100 Points? 

The end of the second quarter of Healthy Spirit is nearing. You need to have 100 points logged in your My Healthy Spirit account by Monday, June 30, to qualify for the $50 discount off your health insurance premium in the 3rd quarter (or a $20 gift card if you are not enrolled in our medical plan). Spouses enrolled in our medical plan are eligible to earn the incentive, too. Track your activities for points toward the wellness incentive each quarter!  

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What’s New in Interdisciplinary Approach to Palliative Care and Oncology Rehab? 

The free program, "What’s New in Interdisciplinary Approach to Palliative Care and Oncology Rehabilitation?" is Wednesday, July 23, 5:30–7:30 p.m., at Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Center. Continuing Education Credits are available for physicians, nurses, and physical, occupational and speech therapists. 

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

AIDET Online LEARN Lesson Rolls Out to Employees 

Louisville Symposium on Heart Disease in Women is June 28 (for health care professionals and community) 

LEARN: Changes to User IDs and Contractor Access is Coming July 1 

New KentuckyOne Nursing Professional Development Program Begins July 1 

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Upcoming Events 

Walk with a Doc at Iroquois Park June 21 

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Health Fair June 21 

Nursing Roundtable at Saint Joseph Hospital June 24 

KentuckyOne Imaging Open House in Winchester June 24 

Parkinson’s Disease Lunch & Learn at SIRH June 24 

Nursing Roundtable at Saint Joseph Hospital June 25 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast June 25 

Leadership Advance Video Conference June 26 

Flaget Memorial Foundation Golf Scramble June 27 

Walk with a Doc at Shawnee June 28 

Louisville Symposium on Heart Disease in Women June 28 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast July 2

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

Boots & BBQ Bash–OLOP Fundraiser Aug. 16 

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