March 2, 2015 | Volume 4, Issue 8

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Take the Culture of Safety Survey 

Beginning today, March 2, KentuckyOne CEO Ruth Brinkley invites employees to participate in an organization-wide survey that evaluates our Culture of Safety. This survey will be open until March 16Click here to access the survey. Your responses will be completely anonymous, so please be candid and straightforward. Your input will assist us in developing strategies and tactics that can further support our journey to exceptional Safety, Quality and Service—our three key areas of focus. 

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Food and Nutrition Services to Implement Quick Charge at KentuckyOne 

Beginning today, March 2, Food and Nutrition Services is implementing the new Quick Charge application at Saint Joseph London. All other KentuckyOne facilities will begin implementation between April and June of 2015. The new technology provides Employee Payroll Deduction functionality via badge swipe in the cafeterias and in gift shops managed by the facility.  

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Spring Forward! Daylight Saving Time Begins March 8 

Set your clocks ahead an hour on Sunday morning, March 8, at 2 a.m. Standard Time and Attendance Users: There will be no need for any manual intervention from managers, timekeepers or local IT personnel (other than noted for exempt employees with schedules crossing the 2 a.m. time change). 

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Share Your Thoughts and Earn $25 

Join the KentuckyOne employees who have volunteered to join our Employee Feedback Panel. You will receive a $25 Visa gift card now and have a chance to win an iPad mini later. Thanks to those of you who have already volunteered. We are seeking employee volunteers from across KentuckyOne. Our goal is to establish a panel that represents the range of roles—clinical and non-clinical employees—and locations across the system. To volunteer, complete the online form by March 3

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Countering Email Clutter 

Employees say emails are the most effective way to share news across KentuckyOne. Yet, too many emails is a constant complaint. How and if you respond to an email can help reduce the clutter. Here’s how ... 

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Jewish Hospital’s Sterile Processing Dept. Ranks Fourth in the World 

Jewish Hospital’s Sterile Processing Department has recently been ranked fourth in the entire world for employing triple-certified technicians. The ranking is done by the International Association of Health Care Central Service Materials Management. “Our staff is super-excited about this—and deservedly so,” according to Weston “Hank” Balch, CRCST, CIS, CHL. “This is a huge accomplishment!”  

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Marie Brown Honored at Black Achiever Awards 

Congratulations to Corliss “Marie” Brown, CTR, cancer registry manager for KentuckyOne Health's Louisville market, who was honored at the 36th Annual YMCA Black Achievers Awards Program. Each year, the award is presented to adults who have demonstrated a willingness to serve as role models, and who have provided assistance to youth in career and personal development. 

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SafetyFirst Great Catch: Paige Monroe 

This week’s Great Catch took place at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. Respiratory Therapist Paige Monroe discovered that an order in Meditech for blood to be drawn listed the wrong patient. When she compared the patient information on the analyzer to the order, she noticed the error. If she had not been focused on the details of her job, blood could have been taken from the wrong person.  

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A Gift Knit with Love 

Every day in her home in Texas, Maxine Peterman knits three soft crocheted hats. She began this project five years ago when her daughter-in-law, Judy, was suffering from breast cancer, and she wanted to help. She sent a few hats to her son, Ted, in Louisville, to give to his wife. On Feb. 23, Mary Anne Tinnell of the Foundation helped distribute hundreds of these beautifully colored crocheted caps to the M. Krista Loyd Resource Center at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center and to patients on the University of Louisville Hospital Stem Cell Unit. 

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Partnership Connects Teens with Role Models at Our Lady of Peace 

Our Lady of Peace recently partnered with the Louisville Visual Arts Association (LVAA) on “Louisvillians Who Lead,” a project that pairs teens at the facility with Louisville community leaders for interaction and artwork. The teens will be photographing, interviewing and painting portraits of these leaders. The goal of the project is to encourage and empower the students to imagine themselves ascending to similarly vital roles in their community.  

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Dress in Blue Day is Friday, March 6 

KentuckyOne Health is celebrating national "Dress in Blue" day on Friday, March 6. Employees are encouraged to wear their best blue to show their support for Colorectal Cancer Awareness. Information tables will be available throughout our facilities. Show us how you go blue and send your Dress in Blue Day pictures to

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

KentuckyOne Health Opens Third Healthy Lifestyle Center in Louisville 

Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Center Goes Blue this March for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 

March Bite Size Learning Program to Feature Sleep Wellness at Laurel County Public Library 

Saint Joseph London Foundation’s 2015 Great Gatsby Gala a Roaring Success! 

Childhood Obesity Prevention Project Shows Early Success in Louisville (Farm to Family Initiative) 

March Wellness Offerings Announced at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Healthy Lifestyle Center 

Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Needed in Louisville on March 19, 20 or 21  

Kim Hite Named VP of Hospital Operations for Louisville Downtown Campus 

Shirley McJohnston Named Interim VP of Patient Care at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital 

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Events This Week 

Biometric Screening at ULH March 3 

Town Hall Meeting at Jewish, ULH March 3 

Town Hall Meeting at Saint Joseph Hospital March 3 

Town Hall Meeting at Saint Joseph Hospital March 4 

Biometric Screening at Flaget March 5 

Celebration for Intraoperative CT at SJH March 5 

Go Red for Women Lunch & Learn in Mt. Sterling March 5 

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