March 23, 2015 | Volume 4, Issue 11

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It’s March Madness 

Show support for your favorite team in the hunt for the NCAA title! On Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27, all employees are encouraged to show their team spirit by dressing in their favorite team’s colors or by wearing team polo shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts (no hoodies) or scrub tops. Share photos of your department’s team spirit to and you may be featured on social media or in an upcoming story on Inside KentuckyOne Health. 

All messages displayed must be professional and adhere to the Standards of Conduct. Please understand that the rest of our dress code remains unchanged. Contact your leader to discuss department-specific guidelines that may apply.

Win Points for Peer-to-Peer Recognition 

Don’t worry if your basketball brackets are falling short. You can still be a winner in our employee recognition program March Madness sweepstakes! Give or receive peer-to-peer recognition and you’ll automatically be entered in special Monday drawings for recognition points throughout the college tournament. Click here for the list of 64 employees who won 100 points each in the March 16 drawing. In today’s drawing, 32 people will win 200 points each. Be sure you’re in the running! 

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Assume Positive Intent 

The fourth concept your leader will be sharing with you this March and April to help us achieve our desired KentuckyOne culture is Assume Positive Intent. Practicing this concept will help us to always provide safe, quality care and exceptional service. Have you ever made an assumption about why a person is behaving in a particular manner, only to find out later that you were way off the mark? When we don’t know why people behave the way they do, we tend to make up assumptions that aren’t always positive.  

Visit the Culture Resource Center (username: employee/ password: kyonehealth) to preview the concept ahead of your team's discussion. 

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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 end of today, March 23

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Changes Coming for PCA Survey,
Opening April 13

In April we will participate in the Performance Culture Assessment, an employee survey conducted through CHI. Employee feedback will help us gauge our progress since we last took the PCA in 2013. Please watch for an email from HealthStream in mid-April. The email will contain your unique login information and the link to the survey. The survey will be open April 13 through May 1. You could win recognition points in sweepstakes held for facilities that reach participation milestones! 

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Complete Your Corporate Responsibility Annual Education Training by March 31 

CHI’s Corporate Responsibility Annual Education is due March 31. Please complete this web-based training in LEARN. There are various modules in LEARN that must be completed to meet this requirement, including review of the revised Our Values and Ethics at Work Reference Guide. Employees who do not complete this training on time are subject to a final written warning. 

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Don't Forget to Earn $150 in Health Incentives by April 30 

April 30 is the deadline to complete your biometric screening and take your personal health assessment through My Healthy Spirit. Completion of these two activities earns you $150 in health incentives towards your CHI Medical Plan costs. More biometric screening dates have been added! Register today! 

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Saint Joseph Martin Educates Public on Women's Heart Health 

Nearly 50 people, all decked out in red, attended Saint Joseph Martin's Go Red For Women Lunch & Learn on Feb. 26 at Jenny Wiley State Lodge. The event featured John Triplett, DO, of KentuckyOne Health Primary Care Associates, who shared valuable information about heart health in recognition of American Heart Month.  

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Saint Joseph Hospital Inspires Name of Couples’ Son 

Brett and Emily Mason met while working at Saint Joseph Hospital. The two began dating in 2011 and were married in 2012. A while later, they had a daughter, Natalie, now 2. Just a few short weeks ago, the Masons welcomed a son, Joseph, named after Saint Joseph Hospital, the place where it all began. 

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KentuckyOne Health is United in Safety 

March 9-14 was National Patient Safety Awareness Week across our nation and around the globe. The theme for this year was “United in Safety.” Across KentuckyOne Health, facilities took advantage of this event to recognize staff members who had performed Great Catches to keep patients from being harmed. As part of the week-long activities, hospitals and physician practices asked their staff members to wear purple on March 11, in support of patient safety.  

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SafetyFirst Great Catch: Diana Robbins 

A physician ordered morphine for a patient. While going through orders, Diana Robbins, a cardiac special care registered nurse, noticed that an allergy to morphine was listed for that patient. She questioned the patient about what type of allergic reactions he experienced when exposed to morphine; the patient reported that his throat would feel thick, and he would vomit violently. Diana informed the physician of the allergy ... 

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SafetyFirst Focus: Just Culture 

The safety topic for the month of March is having a Just Culture when it comes to employee incidents or errors. In a fair or just culture, there is no punishment for unintended errors, or for mistakes driven by system or process problems. There are fair consequences for intended decisions to act against the rule. Leaders use the Performance Management Decision Guide (PMDG) to help differentiate between unintended errors and intended decisions to act against the rule. 

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Donate Your Old Electronics, Support Those Less Fortunate  

Rather than clogging the landfill with old electronic devices, recycle them! KentuckyOne Health is partnering with Catholic Charities of Louisville and Bluegrass E-Cycle to encourage employees, friends and family to bring their old household electronics to a drop-off event on Saturday, March 28 at St. Francis Xavier and St. Michael churches. 

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Diabetes Alert Day Encourages Awareness and Action 

Tuesday, March 24, is Diabetes Alert Day, a one-day wake-up call to find out who is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Kentuckians will be urged to take the Diabetes Risk Test and to start living a healthy and active lifestyle. Want to start today on your journey to a healthier lifestyle? Join or start a team for Lexington’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes®, set for May 30 at Keeneland.  

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Weekly Food for Thought ... Quinoa 

In honor of National Nutrition Month, we are providing weekly Food for Thought tips throughout the month. Quinoa is the world’s most popular “superfood.” It is loaded with protein, fiber and minerals, but does not contain any gluten. Quinoa is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds. It is pronounced “KEEN-wah.” It is basically a “seed” which is prepared and eaten similarly to a grain. While no single food can supply all the essential life sustaining nutrients, quinoa comes as close as any other in the plant or animal kingdom. 

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Events & Headlines 

Saint Joseph Berea Foundation Contributes Funds for Innovative Medical Equipment 

Three Saint Joseph Foundations Receive Grants for Mammogram Program 

Screening Options Help Detect Polyps Early and Prevent Colon Cancer 

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Presented “Faces of Cancer” Exhibit for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 

1 Caring Community Campaign is Underway in Louisville Market 

Kentucky Tour de Cure Kickoff Event is March 26 at Molly Malone’s Irish Pub in Louisville 

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

Blood Drive at Rudd Heart & Lung Center is April 2 

Volunteers Needed for National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament April 16-19 

Walk with a Doc this Spring! 

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