June 8, 2015 | Volume 4, Issue 22

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A Warm Thank You 

During Health Care Week, KentuckyOne employees received a complimentary fleece blanket as a token of appreciation. Ashley Vincent, employee health services, shared an adorable picture of her son, Nolan, snuggled up in the KentuckyOne branded blanket. We hope you and your loved ones enjoy this comfy KentuckyOne thank-you gift as much as Nolan. Whether your primary role is patient care, cooking or counting supplies, you are a vital part of the wellbeing KentuckyOne brings to the community every day. We are one, and we thank you for your dedication to living out our Purpose & Values.

Culture Concepts Quiz: Earn 40 Points! 

Test your knowledge of the KentuckyOne culture concepts and you could earn 40 recognition points! The first 1,000 employees who correctly answer 8 of the 10 questions will win. The quiz should take just a few minutes to complete. Click here to log in to the recognition page and take the quiz. (After you log in, click the “alert” near your name in the upper right corner.) Click here for a two-sided handout if you’d like to review the topics first. 

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Tanja Oquendo Shares Her Insights on Our Curious Culture Concept

Creating an environment where people explore others' perspectives and new ways of doing things from a Curious mindset rather than close-minded is key to thriving in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. For this month's culture concept wrap-up, we asked for insight on the concept of Curious from Tanja Oquendo, senior vice president, chief human resources officer and chief administrative officer for KentuckyOne Health. 

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HR/Payroll Connection Upgrade Begins June 29 

HR/Payroll Connection is getting a makeover this year. A sleek new design, a new search engine, a simplified tuition reimbursement process and an in-house support center will make HR/Payroll Connection one of your go-to sites.  

Blackout Dates to Note:
HR/Payroll Connection self-service activities will be closed June 20–28.
Print your 2014 pay stubs before June 19.
Hold tuition pre-approval and reimbursement requests until June 29

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A series about KentuckyOne's community benefit efforts

Community Nurse Program Benefits Patients at Saint Joseph London 

Minnie Price used to be admitted to the hospital several times a year. Now she is reversing that trend, thanks to the Community Nurse Outreach Program at Saint Joseph London. With multiple health conditions like congestive heart failure, asthma and diabetes, Minnie (not her real name) said she struggled to keep up with medications and take care of herself.  

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Congratulations to KentuckyOne Research Symposium Presenters and Authors 

The 2015 KentuckyOne Research Symposium was held on May 14 at the University of Louisville Clinical Transitional Research Building. The symposium was partially funded by a grant from the CHI Institute for Research and Innovation. Congratulations to all of our presenters and authors! 

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Brandon Johnson from Our Lady of Peace Named Recipient of the Daisy Award 

Brandon Johnson’s peers helped to nominate him for the Daisy Award, noting his extraordinary nursing skills, compassion, calmness and dedication to his patients. Beyond peer recognition, Brandon, who works in adult treatment services, is often mentioned in patient surveys as someone who took time for them, and helped them understand themselves and the hospital better. 

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SafetyFirst Great Catch: Phyllis Danford 

Phyllis Danford, a pharmacist with Saint Joseph East (SJE), prevented grave harm from coming to a patient by using the Read-Back and Repeat-Back technique. Amlodipine was incorrectly listed as a home medicine for a patient at SJE, and this mistake was converted to an incorrect inpatient order for amlodipine 200 mg. The name of the drug is similar to the name of the medicine the patient was supposed to take: amiodarone 200 mg. Fortunately for the patient, Phyllis caught the mistake ... 

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SafetyFirst Focus:
Read-Back and Repeat-Back

The safety topic for June is using Read-Back and Repeat-Back. Read-Back and Repeat-Back is an important communication technique we can use to ensure that the information we share is clear, complete and accurate. Read-Back and Repeat-Back works like this ... 

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Events & Headlines 

New Video Communication Screens at Saint Joseph Hospital Made Possible by Donation from Volunteer 

CHI Among 50 Great Health Systems to Know 

Ornish Reversal Program Open House at KentuckyOne's Healthy Lifestyle Center at MCJNE is June 9, 11, 17, 23 

Southern Indiana Rehab Teams with Parkinson’s Support Center to Offer Free Educational Seminars on June 10 

Education Fair at Saint Joseph Hospital is June 11 

Education Fair at Saint Joseph East is June 12 

SJMS Foundation Golf Tournament is June 18 

Race for Healing and Hope Employee Giving Campaign (Berea, London, Mt. Sterling) Underway through June 19 

Recycle Your Electronics in Louisville on June 20 

Vote for Ruth Brinkley on “100 Most Influential People” List by June 26 

Flaget Foundation Golf Scramble is June 26 

Annual Larosa Loop Fundraiser for Frazier is June 27 

Bike MS Event: Bluegrass, Bikes, Bourbon & BBQ in Louisville is June 27-28 

Behavioral-Based Interviewing Skills Class July 9 & Aug. 4 

ICD-10 Online Training is Due July 31 

Men's Health Fair at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville is Aug. 8 

Step Forward for Mental Health Walk is Aug. 15 

Boots & BBQ Bash Fundraiser for OLOP is Aug. 22 

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