May 2, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 18

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Chief Nursing Officer Velinda Block Shares Message of 'Thanks' to Nurses

In honor of National Nurses’ Week, May 6-12, KentuckyOne Health thanks its dedicated nurses for making a tremendous difference in the communities we serve. As we move forward in our journey to offer the state’s best care, our nurses play a crucial role in building the highest quality health system in Kentucky, Velinda said. 

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KentuckyOne to Receive More than $1 Million for Using Electronic Health Record 

Because many KentuckyOne physicians and nurse practitioners adopted the use of the federally-mandated Ambulatory Electronic Health Record (AEHR) in 2013, KentuckyOne will receive $1,075,520 in reimbursement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

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KentuckyOne Online Changes Name, Expands Reach 

KentuckyOne Online, our internal website (formerly at, is now referred to as Inside KentuckyOne. It’s still your ONE source for late-breaking news, updates, ongoing communication and resources related to our organization, but now focuses on information relevant to KentuckyOne physicians in addition to employees.  

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Need a Doc? Primary Care Spotlight 

Outstanding health care and wellness begins with an outstanding primary care provider. KentuckyOne Health is fortunate to have more than 100 primary care providers across the Commonwealth with varied backgrounds and interest. Choose one and get your health on the right track. 

This week, we're highlighting Drs. Ralph Alvarado, A. O’tayo Lalude, Ricardo Ferreira-Lopez and Eric Bradburn. Click here to meet them.

Race to the Finish and Designate Your PCP by May 26 

Choose your PCP by May 26 through the My Healthy Spirit website. You can find a variety of primary care providers to choose from in your area. If you already have a PCP, simply designate their name on the site. For this last mile of our designate-a-PCP campaign, our goal is 17,000 signees. For each 2,500-person milestone reached by May 26, we will hold a drawing for an iPad. 

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Move Your Spirit Fitness Challenge to Kick Off; Registration Ends May 9 

The Move Your Spirit fitness challenge kicks off May 12 to June 8. Employees can earn 50 wellness incentive points by participating. Registration is open now through May 9 on the My Healthy Spirit website. The challenge includes tracking your steps and exercise minutes. Fitbit devices are being offered at discounted prices (while supplies last). 

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Open House: May 29, 4-5 p.m.
Medical Center Jewish Northeast

Healthy Lifestyle Center Opening  

KentuckyOne Health is launching a new concept in prevention and wellness with the opening of three Healthy Lifestyle Centers in 2014. These centers will provide medically supervised exercise, nutrition counseling, stress management and more to help people get and stay healthy. The newest center will open at Medical Center Jewish Northeast on May 12. The Healthy Lifestyle Center at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital will open in late summer.  

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Saint Joseph London Expands Outpatient Imaging Services 

Saint Joseph London is expanding its outpatient imaging services with the acquisition of the Imaging Center of London. The center’s name will transition to KentuckyOne Health Imaging but the location will remain at 148 London Mountain View Drive, Suite 1, in London. The same qualified staff will continue to provide excellent service to patients.  

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MediStar Awards Finalists Announced 

Three medical professionals with KentuckyOne connections have been named as finalists for the Annual MediStar Awards in Louisville, Kentucky: Alice Bridges, vice president of healthy communities; Donald Miller, MD, director of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center; and Toni Ganzel, MD, dean of University of Louisville Medical School. The awards honor health care professionals' achievements in advocacy, innovation, leadership and more. 

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David McArthur and Team RenewLou Win Leadership Challenge 

Congratulations to David McArthur, KentuckyOne Health media and community relations manager, and his Team RenewLou, who garnered the top prize on April 16 at the Yum! IGNITES Louisville Challenge. Team RenewLou partnered with nonprofit New Roots, an organization working to increase access to affordable fresh food in Louisville. 

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SafetyFirst Great Catch: Cody Dugger Speaks Up for Safety, Prevents Harm 

Cody Dugger, a registered nurse at Saint Joseph London, discovered a medication was placed on the wrong patient’s Medication Administration Record. He prevented the patient from receiving the wrong medication ... read more about his Great Catch.  

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Musicians to Perform for KentuckyOne Patients in Louisville 

Kristen Hughes has seen the magic that happens when patients enjoy live music. The director of The Kentucky Center Arts in Healing Program was watching a singer/guitarist perform at Frazier Rehab. The tune was a Beatles’ favorite: “Let it Be.” Pretty soon a stroke patient and his family members were sobbing. Tears can be healing, she said. More live performances are scheduled at KentuckyOne sites starting May 7

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Support the Pediatric Rehab Program at Frazier on May 6 

The Frazier Pediatric Rehab Program is participating in Give Local Louisville, a unique 24-hour day of online giving, through the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Foundation. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 6. To give, simply follow this link: Download a flyer to post/share. 

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

Flaget Memorial Hospital Receives Recognition for Cancer Care from Largest Oncology Society in United States 

Flaget Memorial Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation 

KentuckyOne Health Weight Loss Surgery to be Featured on Urban Lifestylez May 4

KentuckyOne Health Heart and Vascular Care Physicians Featured in M.D. Update 

Mobile Mammography Unit Goes to Churchill Downs and Keeneland 

Race for Healing and Hope Ends Today in Berea, London and Mount Sterling 

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Upcoming Events 

Faces Behind the Data Nursing Workshop May 8 

Walk with a Doc at Parklands May 10 

Walk with a Doc at Saint Joseph London May 10 

Walk with a Doc in Bardstown May 10 

BIAK Brain Walk May 10 

15th Annual Maternity Fair at SJE May 10 

Optimizing Care of Sepsis Patients (CE) May 13 

Mammograms for Employees on Mobile Unit May 14 

FREE Smoking Cessation Class May 15–Aug. 7 

Thursday Night Live (with SJH Foundation) May 15 

Cooper/Clayton Facilitator Free Training May 16 

Bullitt County Relay For Life May 16 

Shelby County Relay For Life May 16 

Walk with a Doc at Iroquois Park May 17 

Rehab: Progressing Care of the ICU Patient (CE) May 17 

Walk with a Doc at Shawnee May 24 

KentuckyOne Health Four De Lis Classic May 26 

Jefferson County Relay For Life May 30 

Fayette County Relay for Life May 30 

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes May 31 

Advances in Neurology CE May 31 

OT/PT Management of Spinal Cord Injury Course June 7-8 

Frazier Summer Fest & Larosa Loop June 7 

SJH Foundation Golf Tournament June 9 

SJMS Foundation Golf Tournament June 19 

Heart Walk Golf Scramble & Silent Auction June 23 

FMH Foundation Golf Scramble June 27 

Montgomery County Relay For Life July 18 

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CHI News Update 

KentuckyOne This Week will include the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) publication e in each issue. CHI is a sponsor of KentuckyOne and will be sharing news of interest to all employees. 

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