March 16, 2015 | Volume 4, Issue 10

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Our Culture Journey:
Your Feedback is Important

Has your leader discussed culture-related topics with you? Are you familiar with "Be Here Now" or your "Mood Elevator"? What about our KentuckyOne Values & Behaviors or SafetyFirst techniques? Please take just a brief moment to answer a couple of questions regarding our culture journey. We need your input as we work to improve our safety, quality and service. Click here to complete this quick survey by March 23.  

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New Cerner Support Site Launches 

Beginning today, all KentuckyOne Health Cerner users can access a new online resource to support their everyday needs. The OneCare Cerner Support Site icon will appear on the intranet homepages, facility workstation desktops, and within the Cerner banner bar for easy one-click access to Cerner information. 

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More Winners, More Points—It’s March Madness!  

Your Mood Elevator will bounce up to “optimistic” when you hear about the special March Madness promotion through the Employee Recognition Program this month. Special weekly sweepstakes will award points to 64, 32, 16 and 4 winners as the college basketball tournament progresses. You will be automatically entered in the drawings each time you give or receive peer-to-peer recognition.  

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ULH to Join KentuckyOne Food Service Program June 1 

CHI Food and Nutrition Services, in partnership with Sodexo, will assume responsibility for food service operations at University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center as of June 1. Facility-based dietitians and food service staff will transition to Sodexo in June. ULH will join the rest of KentuckyOne for a comprehensive food and nutrition program across the system.  

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1 Caring Community Campaign Underway 

The 1 Caring Community Campaign is an opportunity for employees of the Louisville market of KentuckyOne Health to make a difference in our community’s health, welfare and culture. You can provide support for your hospital or your favorite program with a gift via Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation. In addition, you can also contribute to the Fund for the Arts and Metro United Way with a charitable payroll deduction gift.  

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SafetyFirst Great Catch: Beyanca Kat 

Mental Health Technician Beyanca Kat, who works with children on 3 East at Our Lady of Peace, was about to deliver a tray of food to a young boy who had been a patient on the unit before. Beyanca knew that the boy has an allergy to green beans. When she took the top off his food tray, she found green beans on his plate, even though a dietary sheet on the tray listed the boy’s allergy to green beans. Beyanca immediately removed the tray and notified one of the nurses of the error.  

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Have You Taken the Culture of Safety Survey? 

The Culture of Safety survey will assist KentuckyOne in developing strategies and tactics that can further support our journey to exceptional safety, quality and service. This survey closes today; click here to complete it. Your responses are anonymous, so please be candid and straightforward. We will only improve through open dialogue and continued evaluation. Results will be shared. 

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Lindsay Lewis Puts Heart into Her Work 

Lindsay Lewis has a passion for heart care. As a heart nurse for 15 years, she said one of her main goals is to educate more people in the community about heart care. Lindsay is the chest pain coordinator at Jewish Hospital, a role that means she is advocate, educator and program manager. She has recently been recognized for her great work and was asked to be a participant in an American Heart Association (AHA) Great Rivers Affiliate Task Force for Chest Pain Coordinators. 

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Our Lady of Peace Recognized for Adolescent Program  

Our Lady of Peace has been awarded $1.5 million from the KY Kids Recovery Program. The funds will go to a three-year Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adolescents, ages 14-18. Click here to view a video that demonstrates the impact this program is having on families in the community. Our Lady of Peace has partnered with 26 public high schools to implement the program. 

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Etiquette When You are on Email but Out of Office  

It takes effort to keep up with email when you’re on the go. Use these reminders to present yourself and KentuckyOne professionally when you are away from your office computer ... 

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Weekly Food for Thought ... Dragon Fruit 

In honor of National Nutrition Month, we are providing weekly Food for Thought tips throughout the month. When trying to eat healthy, monotony is the enemy. Instead of that same old apple or orange, reach for a different, prettier, nutrient-rich fruit: Dragon Fruit. Besides its rich color, dragon fruit is high in antioxidants, contains vitamin C, polyunsaturated (good) fatty acids, and several B vitamins, as well as carotene and protein.  

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People on the Move 

Karen Veselsky Named Vice President of Revenue Cycle for KentuckyOne Health 

Carroll Senior Named System Director for Recruitment and Relations for KentuckyOne Health Medical Group 

Tammy Schuley Named Market Director of Care Management for Louisville

Events & Headlines 

Airo® Mobile Intraoperative CT Open House at Saint Joseph Hospital is Today from 4 to 6 p.m. 

Jewish Hospital Performs First in Kentucky Awake Heart Valve Replacement Procedure 

Volunteers Needed for Surgery on Sunday Event on March 22 at Medical Center Jewish East 

Complete Your Corporate Responsibility Annual Education Training by March 31 

Cast Your Vote for KentuckyOne’s Alice Bridges in “Most Admired Woman” Contest through March 31 

Volunteers Needed for National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament April 16-19 

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