June 21, 2016 | Volume 5, Issue 25
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Employee Assistance Program:
Providing Solutions for Life’s Challenges

All employees and their immediate family members are eligible to receive complimentary, confidential counseling through our Employee Assistance Program. Life’s troubles can occur anytime, but the Employee Assistance Program can put you in touch with a licensed counselor whenever it’s needed, day or night, seven days a week.

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Organizational Culture
Enhanced by Accountability

This month’s culture concept of Accountability encourages us to hold ourselves and one another accountable for excellence as we aspire to reach ever-higher levels of safety, quality and service for our patients every single day. Charlie Powell, president of KentuckyOne Health Medical Group, shares with us his thoughts on Accountability ...

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Accountability in Action

To help his staff achieve goals around discharge planning and length of stay, Jimmie Settles, director of case management for Continuing Care Hospital in Lexington, applied the concept of the Accountability Ladder to pay for performance and goal setting for the coming fiscal year ...

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National Safety Month:
Watch Out for Dangers

During the third week of National Safety Month, we are focusing on recognizing and preventing dangers in our offices as well as keeping our patients safe. Let's practice our Error Prevention techniques and speak up for safety!

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SafetyFirst Great Catch:
Theresa Kirk and Lee Ann Bennett

On May 18, Medical Center Jewish South Registered Nurses Theresa Kirk and Lee Ann Bennett caught a major error before it could reach the patient. A patient was ordered 15mg of Ketamine. When the medication was verified by pharmacy, the concentration was listed as 200mg/20ml, and listed a different dosage to be given ...

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Don’t Strike Out –
Recognize a Great Catch!

Baseball and a Great Catch—celebrate them both during National Safety Month. Keep an eye out for someone making a Great Catch for safety and send them a peer-to-peer message through the online employee recognition program. A Great Catch happens when someone speaks up when they see something wrong ...

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Know How to Keep Data Secure:
Complete Training by July 31

The health care industry is a focus for cyber criminals, and one way that you can help secure the data in our care is by completing your assigned Security Awareness education, due July 31. We encourage you to complete this training, assigned to you in LEARN, as soon as possible: the sooner you complete it, the sooner you can apply the knowledge every day.

Mission in Motion:
A Walk – and Talk – with a Doc

The KentuckyOne Health Walk with a Doc program gives community members an opportunity to walk with a local physician and ask questions about medical topics on a regular basis. It began as a monthly walk in Louisville, but soon grew to 11 locations across the state, including Berea, Bardstown, Lexington, London, Martin, Mount Sterling and Shepherdsville – plus four locations in Louisville ...

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New Headlines & Events

Jewish Hospital Receives Heart Attack Treatment Award

University of Louisville Hospital Receives Stroke Award

Vote by June 24! Ruth Brinkley Named Finalist on National ‘100 Most Influential People in Health Care’ List

Walk with a Doc Program Adds Saint Joseph Berea Location – First Walk is June 30

IU and UofL Strength Coaches to Compete in IRONMAN Relay to Help Injured Athletes

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