March 30, 2015 | Volume 4, Issue 12

You will find more—articles, photo galleries and videos—at

Tomorrow is the Deadline to Complete Your Corporate Responsibility Education

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. 

Read More

Recognition Program Gets
Basketball Fever

Let your co-workers know you appreciate their efforts: Send peer-to-peer recognition through the online employee recognition program. It takes just a moment, and this month you and the person you recognize will be entered into special March Madness drawings for additional recognition points. Click here to see the 32 employees who won 200 points each in the March 23 drawing. In today’s drawing, 16 people will win 400 points each. Don’t be left on the sidelines!  

Read More

Get Moving! Tips & Resources

National Walking Day is April 1!

The American Heart Association’s National Walking Day is on Wednesday, April 1. Take steps to live a healthier life by lacing up your sneakers, taking a walk and, most importantly, making a commitment to be physically active on a regular basis. Employees are allowed to wear their tennis shoes/walking shoes to work on April 1. Get your coworkers together and walk during lunch, on a break or during a meeting.  

Read More

Our Culture Journey:
Take a Quick Survey

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 tomorrow, March 31.  

Read More

Live Stream and Tweets from Operating Room on April 2

On April 2 at 10 a.m., Jewish Hospital will live stream and tweet updates from the operating room during a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure. To watch, go to or follow the conversation on twitter with hashtag #KY1HeartCare

Read More

Saint Joseph Hospital Honors its
Catholic Heritage

Members of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth joined Saint Joseph Hospital leadership and staff for an event commemorating the renaming of the facility’s administrative conference rooms to honor the hospital’s Catholic heritage.  

The conference rooms are named for: Saints Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac, founders of the Daughters/Sisters of Charity; Mother Catherine Spalding, first leader of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth; Sister Euphrasia Stafford, first administrator of Saint Joseph Hospital (1877-1917); and Sister Michael Leo Mullaney who served as administrator from 1966-1988. 

Images of each of these honorees are now displayed in the conference rooms, along with brief biographies sharing the details of their service.  

Read More

Flaget Holds “Just Because” Day

“Just Because Days” are held every quarter at Flaget Memorial Hospital to encourage employees to take a “real break,” re-energize and work their way up on their mood elevators! The event gives leaders a great way to demonstrate our culture concept of appreciation as they let their employees know how much they are valued for all they do for our patients and our community. In February, “Just Because Day” featured a Valentine’s Day theme, complete with games, refreshments and fellowship.  

Read More

Our Lady of Peace Receives Award for Adolescent Substance Abuse Program

Congratulations to Our Lady of Peace! The Louisville facility was honored by Mental Health America (MHA) on March 20. The award was given for the mental health facility’s School-Based Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Substance Abuse. This IOP is for adolescents ages 14-18 and provides intervention after school at five designated locations. The program also helps to divert adolescents from detention for substance abuse related offenses.  

Read More

SafetyFirst Great Catch: Nicole McNees

Nicole McNees, RN, who works on the 2 East Medical Telemetry Unit at Saint Joseph Hospital, used her questioning attitude to verify the Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) status of a patient. “He was a 31-year-old Hispanic man,” Nicole said. “He was so young that I wanted to ask him a couple of questions about the DNR and make sure he understood what that was.” Since the patient had a limited understanding of English, the nurse requested the services of a translator. 

Read More

SafetyFirst Focus:
Have a Questioning Attitude

The safety topic for the next month is having a questioning attitude—thinking through our actions to ensure that they are the best we can take. Having a questioning attitude is intended to help prevent errors due to a failure to use critical thinking skills. It means that we need to have our antennae up and our “internal detector” charged so that we are aware of the things going on around us. If something doesn’t seem right, it probably isn’t.  

Read More

Donate Life Celebration at Jewish, ULH

Join Jewish Hospital and University of Louisville Hospital on Thursday, April 2, to honor all organ donors, recipients and families of those involved in organ donation and transplantation. The celebration will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Center (in conference center). Immediately following the speaker presentation (starts at 1 p.m.), join in a walk to the outdoor organ donor memorial area to raise the Donate Life flag. Wear green or blue to raise organ donation awareness. 

Read More

Weekly Food for Thought ... Hummus

In honor of National Nutrition Month, we've been providing weekly Food for Thought tips throughout March. Hummus is an appetizer or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt. Often, additional ingredients such as red peppers, are added for flavor variation. Hummus contributes significant amounts of Vitamins C, folate and B-6 to the diet, as well as the minerals, iron, phosphorus and magnesium. It is a good source of protein and dietary fiber. 

Read More

Events & Headlines

Doctors' Day is TODAY, March 30 – Thank a Doc! 

Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Women's Wellness Affair is TODAY, March 30 

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

Drug Overdose Kits to Be Available at University of Louisville Hospital for Heroin Patients 

Blood Drive at Rudd Heart & Lung Center is April 2 

KentuckyOne Job Fair to Be Held in Lexington April 7 & 9 

KentuckyOne Job Fair to Be Held in Mt. Sterling April 16 

Walk with a Doc this Spring! 

Hats for Hope Fundraiser is April 16 to Benefit James Graham Brown Cancer Center 

Volunteers Needed for National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament April 16-19 

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Maternity Fair is April 18 

Check Out these March Madness Moments Submitted by Our Employees!  Submit Yours! 

For all headlines, news and events happening across our organization, visit!

Have a story idea, comment or suggestion? Please send them to
Submission deadlines are every Monday for the following Monday's edition.