March 13, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 9

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Leadership Commitments in Action  

Greg Gerard, president of Saint Joseph London, recently discussed the KentuckyOne Health Leadership Commitment, “I will lead by example, and model the way by holding people accountable for behavior that is inconsistent with our mission or values. I will respect uniqueness and learn from others’ best practices with my commitment as an engaged leader.”

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  Performance Culture Assessment  

The Performance Culture Assessment survey kicks off March 25 through April 15, 2013. The online survey will give KentuckyOne Health employees an opportunity to provide feedback on their workplace experiences. Upon reaching participation milestones, employees will be entered into drawings for a chance to win one of several prizes including iPad 2s, $25 gift cards or the grand prize – a $750 gift card.

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KentuckyOne Health Launches New Social Media Platform 

KentuckyOne Health has launched new social media sites to help connect our growing communities across the Commonwealth. As we work toward building healthier communities and increasing access to care, these social media channels will help us share information in a real-time and relevant way. Employees are encouraged to like us/follow us on FacebookTwitter and YouTube. Connect with us! 

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Heart Attack Symptoms Are Not One-Size-Fits-All  

Just ask college basketball analyst and radio broadcaster Bob Valvano, who suffered a heart attack December 2012. He has since made a full recovery and recently spoke about his wonderful experience at Jewish Hospital during a celebration honoring the Heart Care Team and STEMI Network March 7. Watch a video of Valvano sharing his thoughts about the care he received at Jewish Hospital. 

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  Coach Crum Sheds Red for Colon Cancer 

Hall of Fame and former University of Louisville Basketball Coach Denny Crum shed his traditional Cardinal Red to take part in a special “Blue of L Day” on March 1 at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The event was honoring National Dress in Blue for Colon Cancer Day. University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center employees (and Cardinal fans) came out for a meet-and-greet and joined Coach Crum in wearing blue to focus awareness on colon cancer.

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Colon Cancer Survivor Urges Others to Get Screened   

If Jim Roby hadn’t been running out of medicine in June of 2011, he might not be alive today. Colon cancer could have killed him. Luckily for the Bardstown man, he went to his family doctor to get a blood pressure pill prescription. The doctor urged Roby to get a colonoscopy, which revealed cancer. His treatment journey led Roby to the Flaget Cancer Center. Read his inspiring story in honor of Colon Cancer Awareness Month. 

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On Tap: Calendar of Upcoming Events 

March 14: Colon Cancer Awareness Fair, Flaget Memorial Hospital, noon-3 p.m. 

March 14: Free Bariatric Seminar, Saint Joseph East, 4 p.m.

March 14: Work it Out! Free Fitness Class, Frazier Rehab, 10th Floor Dining Room, 4-4:30 p.m. 

March 15: Saint Joseph London Biometric Screenings, Conf. Rooms A & B, Garden Level, 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

March 21-22: Saint Joseph Martin Biometric Screenings, Specialty Clinic, 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

March 21: Living Vital Series, “A No-Brainer: Keeping Sports Safe by Preventing Concussions and Injuries,” Kentucky Science Center (interactive event), 6-9 p.m., $5

March 23: Easter Egg Hunt, Our Lady of Peace Hospital Grounds, 1:30 p.m. (gates open), 2 p.m. (Hunt begins)

March 26: Know Your Numbers Checkup Session, Jewish Hospital Medical Center Northeast, Administration, 7-9 a.m.

March 26: Know Your Numbers Checkup Session, Jewish Hospital Medical Center East, Diagnostic Rec., 3-5 p.m. 

March 30: Diabetes Boot Camp, Saint Joseph East Medical Office Building, Education Suite 200, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., FREE for employees who have diabetes diagnosis

April 2: Free 13-week Cooper/Clayton Smoking Cessation Class begins, Jewish Hospital Medical Center Southwest, Community Room, 12-1 p.m.    

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KentuckyOne Roundup

Jewish Hospital has instituted a no-diversion policy for cardiac patients. We are open to all patients needing cardiac-related care. 

The distribution of a new Physician Satisfaction Survey tool has begun to a sample of our combined medical staffs from across KentuckyOne Health. The deadline is April 30.

KentuckyOne nursing students can apply by April 15 to the 2013 Summer Extern Nursing Program, to be held at Jewish Hospital, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital and Our Lady of Peace May 20-June 26. 

Need a scholarship? Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation is accepting applications from Louisville-market employees for three special scholarships until April 15.

KentuckyOne employees must complete Annual Corporate Responsibility Education in LEARN by May 15.

KentuckyOne employees will be assigned a LEARN module, due July 1, regarding the new KentuckyOne Health HR Policies. Remember to check your assigned modules.

Vote for Ruth Brinkley and Denise Wooldridge: Cast your online votes for our KentuckyOne leaders for the Most Admired Woman Award by March 25. 

Volunteers are needed for the Lexington Foundation Golf Tournament June 10. Enjoy a great day outdoors while pitching in. Sign up now.

The Saint Joseph Children's Center, located across the street from Saint Joseph Hospital, has daycare openings in the ones, twos, threes and preschool classrooms.

Saint Joseph London’s March Madness Campaign ends March 15. Hurry and give! Prize incentives!

See more news and events at KentuckyOne Online.

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