March 1, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 8

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  KentuckyOne Health Welcomes New Partners, Celebrates First Year 

Ruth W. Brinkley, CEO, shares her insights as we celebrate our first year as KentuckyOne Health and officially welcome University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center employees to the organization. Please take a moment to enjoy refreshments at one of our many facilities today and celebrate our organizations coming together. 

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  Jewish Hospital Receives Award for Quality Stroke Care 

Jewish Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s "Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award," recognizing the facility’s commitment to providing excellent care for stroke patients.

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Patient, Critical Need Inspires Bone Marrow Donor Drive 

Gillian Koch of Jeffersonville, Indiana, was a little surprised but happy when she discovered she was having twins. The 21-year-old’s happiness turned to complete shock, however, when minutes later further tests revealed she also had leukemia. When her twin girls were just 18 months old, Koch received a bone marrow transplant – fortunately, her sister was a perfect donor match. The treatment was a success, and Koch recently celebrated a birthday with her daughters; she just turned 29 and they are now thriving 7-year-olds.

Koch was fortunate that her only sibling was a perfect donor match. Seventy percent of patients will not find a match within their own family, and can languish for years waiting for a life-saving match from the bone marrow registry. More bone marrow donors are critically needed, especially for African Americans and other diverse racial groups, so every patient has the chance for a cure.

That’s why the Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) team at University of Louisville Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center decided to host their first annual “March Marrow Madness” Bone Marrow Donor Drive on Saturday, March 9

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Saint Joseph East Holds Health Screening Makeup Day March 7

Have you done your biometrics yet? A health screening makeup day for employees and their spouses is being held at Saint Joseph East next Thursday, March 7, from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m., in the Education Room at The Women's Hospital. Register at by 2 a.m. on March 6 (passcode is sjemarch13). Biometrics screenings are part of the CHI Healthy Spirit Wellness Rewards program, currently offered to employees in central and eastern Kentucky.  

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OneCare Pause for Go-Lives

KentuckyOne Lexington facilities will not go live with OneCare on March 5 as planned. Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) has paused all hospital electronic health record go-lives for 30-days or until approximately April 1. A revised scheduled will be released soon. Although the OneCare hospital implementations are pausing, readiness work continues. This pause allows ITS to strengthen and stabilize the OneCare technology infrastructure. 

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Volunteers Needed for Lexington Foundation Golf Tournament  

The 24th Annual Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 10, at the University Club of Kentucky, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Numerous volunteer opportunities/shifts are available. Enjoy a great day outdoors while pitching in. Contact Anna Taylor at 859.313.2055.

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Dr. Whitney Jones Promotes Colon Cancer Awareness on 'Body Talk'

March is colon cancer awareness month. Whitney Jones, MD, founder of the Colon Cancer Prevention Project and gastroenterologist at Midwest Gastroenterology Associates, will share information about how family history can increase the risk for colon cancer. Dr. Jones will be featured on Salem Radio Body Talk (970 WGTK) on Saturday, March 9, during the 8-8:30 a.m. segment.

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  Join Us For 'Walk With A Doc' 

Join us for March’s "Walk With A Doc" Saturday, March 9, at the Parklands of Floyds Fork, 15712 Shelbyville Rd., in Louisville (Shelbyville Road and Miles Park Way, east of I-265). We’ll meet at the "Egg Lawn" at 10 a.m. We walk rain or shine! "Walk With A Doc" is a free walking program for anyone interested in improving their health. It's your chance to get out, get some exercise and walk with a KentuckyOne physician and staff member.

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The Holidays are Early This Year

Have you noticed Easter is early this year. Passover too. How can that be? Don’t holidays come on the same day every year, like birthdays? Rabbi Laura Metzger, KentuckyOne Health, takes a closer look at the seasonal calendar. 

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Patient Feedback: 'I'll be at Flaget again'

In a "letter to the editor" published in The Kentucky Standard in early February, a patient described his positive experience at Flaget Memorial Hospital. He wrote, "I came all the way from my home in North Carolina to have my surgery done in Bardstown ... This was my first inpatient hospital experience. I have to admit that I had some fear about it. But to be treated so well, and to actually have the staff at my beck and call any hour of the day or night — and to have them come so quickly when I was in pain or needed help — it was pretty amazing."  

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Update: iPhone and iPad iOS 6.1.2

Apple announced that iOS 6.1.2 solves the Exchange server instability issues that causes account lockouts. All iPhone/iPad users should immediately upgrade to Apple iOS 6.1.2. Users should backup their devices by syncing them with iTunes prior to performing the update. After the device is synced with iTunes, update it there or update wirelessly. To update wirelessly, select the “Settings” application, then the “General” settings category, then “Software Update.” The device will check to see if the update is available and, if so, will prompt the user to download and install the update. Users should also encrypt their iOS backups to prevent unauthorized access to information stored on their devices.

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Upcoming Events | Reminders 

Work it Out! Free Fitness Classes: Attend a 30-minute exercise class at Frazier Rehab, every Tuesday/Thursday (upcoming classes March 5, 7). Read More

KentuckyOne Dress in Blue Day: Wear your best blue March 8 and show your support for Colorectal Cancer Awareness. KentuckyOne Health is celebrating national "Dress in Blue" day on Friday, March 8. Read More

Walk with A Doc: Join us for March’s "Walk With A Doc" Saturday, March 9, at the Parklands of Floyds Fork in Louisville. We’ll meet at the "Egg Lawn" at 10 a.m. Rain or shine. Read More

March Marrow Madness: Join the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit of University of Louisville Hospital for our First Annual Bone Marrow Donor Drive Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Highland Green Discovery Center in Louisville. Read More

Flaget Colon Cancer Awareness Fair: Take a tour through a giant colon, get free health screenings and learn more about colon cancer Thursday, March 14, noon-3 p.m., Flaget Memorial Hospital. Read More

Free Cooper/Clayton Smoking Cessation Class, Louisville Area: Kick that smoking habit to the curb! Thursday, April 2-June 25, 12-1 p.m. Classes will meet for 13 consecutive weeks at Jewish Medical Center Southwest in the Community Room. Read More   

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